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vertical line Posted on Aug.31.2012 @ 11:51AM EDT by shayne
leaves fall outside my bathroom window. not for me. not for me. for my children.



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Reply from Woodsman
Aug.31.2012
05:08PM EDT 
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vertical line daddy tree

up a climb

just to see

rivers flow

and to be

one within

naturally
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Reply from Avisitor
Aug.31.2012
05:54PM EDT 
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vertical line leaves fall outside my bathroom window. not for me. not for me. for my children.


Is there a touch of jealousy in those words?? Not for me, not for me??
Naah, the leaves fall cause the time of year arrives and the weather calls for it to happen.
All I wish is for my child to be happy in her life.
What else is there?
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Reply from so_teh
Sep.01.2012
12:49AM EDT 
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vertical line "Not seeing is the perfect seeing."

Strange words, perhaps, but they have a profound meaning. They describe the advanced meditator's experience of spacious, universal reality, the experience beyond dualism.
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Sep.01.2012
04:51AM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: ""Not seeing is the perfect seeing."

Strange words, perhaps, but they have a profound meaning. They describe the advanced meditator's experience of spacious, universal reality, the experience beyond dualism.
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Thank you for he explanation. Otherwise I would be lost upon reading those words.
When I meditate, I don't see space or emptiness. I see my mind throwing thoughts at me.
Sometimes I chase and sometimes I let it go. Most times, I'm with the breathe. When I can get to the quiet , I ... I just enjoy it.
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Reply from shayne
Sep.01.2012
01:08PM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "leaves fall outside my bathroom window. not for me. not for me. for my children.


Is there a touch of jealousy in those words?? Not for me, not for me??
Naah, the leaves fall cause the time of year arrives and the weather calls for it to happen.
All I wish is for my child to be happy in her life.
What else is there?
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i looked at the leaves that were falling outside....and a peace came over me.


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Reply from leoj99
Sep.01.2012
09:23PM EDT 
vertical line So what are we suppose to do with leaves?
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Reply from Joe Chip
Sep.02.2012
06:46AM EDT 
vertical line LOL or LOL ? ?? ???
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Reply from Avisitor
Sep.02.2012
09:29AM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "So what are we suppose to do with leaves? "
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Rake them into a pile and put them in a bag for the trash man to collect.
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Reply from Joe Chip
Sep.02.2012
09:30AM EDT 
vertical line Heavy with leaf-mould.
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Reply from Joe Chip
Sep.02.2012
09:35AM EDT 
vertical line Somebody should do something about your leaves - zen and the art of com-posting.
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Reply from Joe Chip
Sep.02.2012
11:34AM EDT 
vertical line  ... Leaƒe Øur Leaƒes L놊 ؃ Løƒe
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Reply from nibble
Sep.02.2012
11:37AM EDT 
vertical line So, so, better to let him roam here where you can keep an eye on him!! LOL, ROFL, arkh, cough.. 
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Sep.02.2012
05:30PM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "So, so, better to let him roam here where you can keep an eye on him!! LOL, ROFL, arkh, cough..  "
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hmmm....who?


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Sep.02.2012
06:19PM EDT 
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vertical line So what do the leaves really represent?
Do they mean contentment? Cause upon sight, they relieve your stress?
Do they mean anxiety? Cause, it is not me, not me??

Having a child lets me know that there is something of me that goes on.
That gives me some happiness.
Life is not all suffering.
But, it is about impermanence, change ...
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Sep.02.2012
06:47PM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "So what do the leaves really represent?
Do they mean contentment? Cause upon sight, they relieve your stress?
Do they mean anxiety? Cause, it is not me, not me??

Having a child lets me know that there is something of me that goes on.
That gives me some happiness.
Life is not all suffering.
But, it is about impermanence, change ...
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pretty simple...i looked at the leaves falling outside and a peace came over me. but i wont have peace quite yet. not for me. but my children will. i will do and say what i can until i change at least a few mindsets in this world.

me stressed? very very rarely anymore. as a matter of fact the more i relax the more intuitive insights i have into reality.


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Sep.02.2012
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Sep.02.2012
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Reply from starduster
Sep.03.2012
05:24AM EDT 
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Quote: "Quote: "So what do the leaves really represent?
Do they mean contentment? Cause upon sight, they relieve your stress?
Do they mean anxiety? Cause, it is not me, not me??

Having a child lets me know that there is something of me that goes on.
That gives me some happiness.
Life is not all suffering.
But, it is about impermanence, change ...
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pretty simple...i looked at the leaves falling outside and a peace came over me. but i wont have peace quite yet. not for me. but my children will. i will do and say what i can until i change at least a few mindsets in this world.

me stressed? very very rarely anymore. as a matter of fact the more i relax the more intuitive insights i have into reality.


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*... the more i relax the more intuitive insights i have into reality.*

I didnt come assembled right out of the box either, and Im sure there is more work to go on me yet.

I started in meditation by asking questions instead of using a mantra.  That worked for me.  I got answers.  Eventually I ran out of questions, and by then realized I wasnt really smart enough to be asking the questions.

So since then I go into meditation *blank*, waiting to see what the Spirit has in store for me rather than trying to direct the course of it myself.  That has worked even better than asking questions.

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