“By the Sea”

“The salt air cleansed his inner being. The reach and breadth of the ocean reminded him of matters grand and everlasting. The recurrence of the waves, their plashing, first hard and loud, and then soft and whispering, lulled his soul like a mother’s lullaby. Thousands of minute mirrors signaled urgent messages to whoever might be […]

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“The Sea Cave”

“On one especially resplendent morning, Theo sat in his favorite hiding place at the beach, marveling at the scene by which he had been swallowed up like a speck of dust within a cosmos. He sat in the entrance of a cave carved out of a cliffside by the skilled sculpting action of ceaseless waves. […]

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“Levels of Trust”

“People fall all along the spectrum of trusting their intuition: the least spiritual among them believe only in rationality; if logical reasons cannot be produced for taking a course of action, then they simply refuse to take it. Those who have spent some time learning about themselves, either in psychological terms or in spiritual endeavors, […]

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“Man of Light”

“Then something extraordinary occurred. The blazing sun over his head, though uncovered by clouds, suddenly dimmed. The reduction of brightness allowed Theo to make out the tops of the boulders. On one of them sat a yogi ablaze in light. At first, the light prevented the seeker from making out any details of the man, […]

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“The Park: Part 3”

“Horizontal layers of shelly rock reveal this place’s ancient existence at the bottom of a great sea. The square white bits of rock are set into the hillside quite evenly, like teeth into some great jaw. From the woody stems of the silver lupine bushes emerge exquisite earrings of lavender-hued flowers. The sun brings out […]

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“The Park: Part 2”

“As you start your hike, you immediately get the sense that these sinuous, narrow paths carry ancestral memories: of ferny forests in Paleozoic days, of Native Americans padding silently down the trail’s pressed earth. The massive boles of the wild oak and bay trees emanate a dense and heavy consciousness of vital life force. Down […]

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“The Park: Part 1”

“If you ever happen to be up in the Oakland hills, be sure to hike the Huckleberry Loop. This little park, tucked in luxuriously between a half bowl of shale, blocking out the winds from the sea, and the still green demilune known simply as the East Bay Hills, is a shaded beauty, cool, calm, […]

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