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Nepal Trek – Upper Mustang – Part II

Day 2: Kagbeni – Chele These treks are getting tougher. Longer day along the Kali Gandaki with more climbs and a nice stop for a bowl of garlic soup for lunch. Took a nap there in a somewhat reclined chair with a kitty sleeping on my belly. Felt a bit like heaven to me, and […]

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Speaking the Whole Truth – A Path to Authenticity

The more I am honest with myself, the more I realize that there is a distinct split between what we present to others and that which is actually our truth. This is not something that is necessarily intentional. We generally don’t mean to lie to others, and in many ways what I am talking about […]

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Delcaration of Theistic Independence

I don’t believe in God. I don’t believe in a higher being. I don’t believe in True Nature, The Absolute or any of the other mystical names atributed to God-like capacities. I don’t believe Jesus was the son of God any more than you or I might have been, should God have existed in the […]

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Holiday Rains and Stillness

It’s Christmas eve and I’m having a very lovely and still evening by myself in my home. Earlier in the day I felt some pangs of not wanting to be alone. Funny the effect that Christmas music can have as it lays out all sorts of expectations for what Christmas Day is supposed to look […]

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The Aloneness Interplay

Lately, I’ve been noticing more issues around being alone arising.  When I say “being alone” I don’t just mean in the obvious way of not being with a partner on a day-to-day basis although that does come into play. I don’t fully know how to describe it but I’m just getting in touch with a […]