How To Bow In A House of Spirits

James: As we continue the practice of meditation, we liberate energy otherwise lost to consternation, furtive thinking patterns or behaviours. What once might have disappeared into friction is used to improve our view. Trees get a deeper green, the sparrow song that calls from them, a note sweeter. Friendships too. As discrimination improves, everything becomes more … Continued

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The Act of Non-Violence

James: After 20 years in the ER, if I haven’t seen it all, I’ve seen enough. People hurting themselves, others. I’m left with a question: Is it possible to be non-violent in a world that makes the position seem both poorly rewarded, and unwise? In my view, it is, and the rewards are undersold. Surprisingly, it … Continued

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Imagine All This Was Easy

James: Everything. Surviving COVID, pairing your socks, getting enlightened, loving, being loved. It was more than easy, it had already been done and you are just front-row magic show watching it unfold. Is such a thing possible? I’ll go one deeper. It’s more than possible, it is what’s fucking happening. Climate change, hunger, over as … Continued

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Love Is A Second Hand In Motion

James: Or was it…a second hand emotion? Never could figure that out, but either way: what does it got to do with anything? Said no one ever, except Tina Turner. The rest of us know it has everything to do with everything, is what we are only ever seeking in this lifetime and all lifetimes: the fleeting … Continued

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