“Walking to School”

“Walking to school amounted to putting my inner silence in motion. The silence was preserved, though the feet constantly moved forward. I sauntered while the other kids on the block hurried. I watched the twig being carried, like a helpless swimmer, along the rivulet of racing water at the bottom of the curb, the strings […]

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“By the Pacific”

“Across the spangled sea, upon whose ruffled surface dance the quivering mirrors of the sun’s reflected light, a thousand coded missives flash alerts. “Attend, attend!” they warn the watching eye. Attend, for here the boundless beauty of pure cosmic Truth in quick saltations springs upon your sight. The vastness of the oceanic spread, whose endlessness […]

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“Staying Inside”

“Something about being inside my own head simply delighted me. It was my default position in life. Moving outward, toward the world, constituted a great effort; sinking quietly and peacefully into my Self proved effortless. The outer world jarred my soul. It was far too noisy and chaotic. People were always shouting and crying, exclaiming […]

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“Expansion”

“My head began to expand, extending out on all sides until it filled the entire room. Accompanying this expansion of awareness was an ineffable sense of perfect peace. All was still and silent. I seemed to be floating on a buoyant sea, which supported in me in every place and way. Love streamed through my […]

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“Night Dance”

“But, despite my tendency to withdraw into myself, Ilona and I had some wonderful times together. I shall never forget the night she danced naked in the woods under a full moon. With what grace and balance did she spin and leap, as if seeking, with every impulse of her soul, to grab hold of […]

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