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September 2010 Blog Posts (10)

ACCEPTING OR REFUSING LIFE

Version 2.1 | 09.27.2010
© 2010 Howard McQueen


Our life experience with this world is unimaginably uncontrollable.


And, in the end,
we,
each and every one of us,
must face our own unscheduled death,
as well as the deaths of those we love
and the loss of all things we become attached to.


It is easy to see how a life lived focused on…
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Added by Howard McQueen on September 25, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

STRUGGLE AS ESSENTIAL

© 2010 Howard McQueen



Friction, tension,

contrary energies, heated…

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Added by Howard McQueen on September 24, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

VESTED IN OUR EVIDENCE

Version 2.0 | 09.24.2010
(c) 2010 Howard McQueen


We are so completely vested in our evidence,
and what our subconscious manufacturers in this vesting.
How can reality become anything other than what our collected and brooded over evidence points to?


Welcome to understanding the Great Bias we bring into living.
No wonder we are often so disappointed,
so dis-en-heartened with our…
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Added by Howard McQueen on September 23, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

THE TIDES OF SELF

Version 2.1 | 09.24.2010

© 2010 Howard McQueen



It is remarkable, this journey we undertake,

constructing and then being faced with the challenge

of deconstructing our home-grown sense-of-self.



Rather than ask the question “why” is life the way it is,

it seems more fruitful to surrender to…

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Added by Howard McQueen on September 23, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

EYE IN THE STORM

Version 2.1 | 9.24.2010

© 2010 Howard McQueen



If we are to evolve,

we must uncover and embody the consciousness of inner peace,

we must find our own “eye in the storm”.



As the perceptual duration between cause and effect collapses,

as the destructive patriarchical…

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Added by Howard McQueen on September 22, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Inescapable Here

I’ve always been here.

Never to be anywhere else.

I can’t get away from here.

I try to be somewhere else, but I’m still here.

I leave and yet here follows.

I’m momentarily lost. Where am I?

I’m still here I just wasn’t looking.

I can’t get out of here. I can’t escape here. I’m eternally here.



I always thought I was going somewhere.

Now I know I’ll never get there.

Here is the only place on earth, and everything happens here.

Where else… Continue

Added by Trey Carland on September 19, 2010 at 11:39pm — No Comments

Tendencies ...

(C) 2010 Howard McQueen


In those moments when we feel afraid and cave in to our fear,
we choose to separate and become what might be called dis-enheartened.
This is a built-in tendency within all of humanity.
If practiced and refined, it becomes a way to loose ourselves in our unbridled fear.


Awaken to this practiced tendency you have embraced.
Know that you've been rehearsing this for so,…
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Added by Howard McQueen on September 18, 2010 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

DOUSING & DISEMPOSERING OURSELVES WITH ACQUIRED HABITS

Version 1.0 | 9.12.2010

(C) 2010 Howard McQueen



Each of us have created and stored disempowering mental states as a result of our feeling vulnerable and over-exposed to the world. These states contain our unprocessed, distorted and obsessed over sensations, feelings and unfelt emotions. They represent our shadow, our pain body.



Take a moment and face this truth: When we…

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Added by Howard McQueen on September 12, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Trying to Make Sense of It All

Hey Guys,



For many of us, Autumn is approaching as the northern half of the planet begins to seemingly tilt away from the sun. The Fall Equinox is about a week away, and change is much more noticeable as days shorten, temperatures cool and leaves begin to fall. Change is constant, but one thing remains the same, and that reliable constancy is what most of us are all looking for in order to feel safe and secure.



I’ve written a bit about how we tend to go about finding that one… Continue

Added by Trey Carland on September 12, 2010 at 1:55pm — No Comments

AGGRESSION: WHAT WE CHOOSE

© 2010 Howard McQueen



In every moment,

especially those where we become filled with anxiety,

we have capacity and choice,

to either capitulate to entrenched habits,

drifting into grooved repetition ...



Or,



we can become present to the tug and pull…

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Added by Howard McQueen on September 5, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

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