Tag Archives: survival

Living in the Masters’ House

We live in the masters’ house. You look out the window, and you see exactly what the masters want you to see. A world of fear, full of terror, of scarcity and constant competition for necessities. How do we dismantle it? Continue reading

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What’s Fabulous About the Human Race

Alan is a Lutheran minister who goes to a meditation class with me in San Francisco. He’s about 60 years old but looks 40, tall and straight with sandy hair and a relaxed way with sweaters. He started meditating four … Continue reading

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Celebrate Your Variance

On the greater variance side, we find the artists, the change agents, the thinkers, the sexually adventurous, the loonies, all the people who give life some entertainment value. Continue reading

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Life and Death are Relative

As we do about once a year, Aisha and I were watching ducks in a small lake in Golden Gate Park, across the road from a stand of redwood trees. The mallards with their gorgeous green heads, the black and … Continue reading

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The Soft Survive

Lao-Tzu wrote: Living people are soft and tender Corpses are hard and stiff The living grass, the trees, are soft and pliant Dead they’re dry and brittle So hardness and stiffness go with death Tenderness, softness go with life And … Continue reading

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Strange Survival Stories

Inspiration is taking the week off. (I think she went skiing at Lake Tahoe with Hope.)  Instead, I’ve got two stories of people surviving for unusual reasons.  If they’re too quirky for you, come back in a couple of weeks. … Continue reading

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