Tag Archives: mind

Empty Mind?

When teaching ‘Introduction to Meditation’ workshops, I often begin the session with a question: “What do you think of, when you hear the word meditation?” A common answer is “emptying the mind.” Let’s explore this idea. Can the mind really be … Continue reading

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The third dimension of a traumatized mind (or, how I ended up being a submariner instead of a pilot)

Visiting Israel, I found myself, one sunny day, driving by the Bakoom (the IDF – Israeli Defense Forces – processing center for new recruits.) The base’s sight triggered a forgotten memory from some 30 plus years prior. Post High-School, I … Continue reading

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A reason to panic

Earlier this week I went to get a flu shot. Yeah, I am one of those guys, who, despite being green, yogi, and mostly vegan, do not subscribe to the conspiracy theory about vaccinations… But that is another story for … Continue reading

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What is the meaning of this?

If, since his inception, either by divine intervention or by a fluke of the universe, man’s foremost question was, “who am I?” followed closely by, “what the hell am I doing here?” a third question humans frequently ask is, “why … Continue reading

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Two cats in an instance

As mentioned on this blog in another post, my cats are indoor cats. I have described in that post how, the other day, I have mistakenly left the door open; an opportunity not gone unnoticed by the felines. Soon after, … Continue reading

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The terror of breaking free

I have two cats: Tess and Ezra. They are rescued cats from a shelter. When adopting them, several years ago, we were asked to keep them indoors; i.e. in-house cats. I should mention that this is quite common, at least … Continue reading

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Giving the mind a chance to catch up

I am constantly overloaded, backlogged, catching up. When I can, mid-day, I opt for a short rest; 6 minutes at least, 20 minutes typically, and as much as an hour if I must. I don’t really sleep, not as in … Continue reading

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