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Emptiness Survival Kit. Part 1: Face The Emptiness. Day 8: Empty atoms.

Almost all of ordinary matter (99.9999999% of it) is empty space. If you took out all of the space in our atoms, the entire human race (all 7 billion of us) would fit into the volume of a sugar cube. … Continue reading

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Emptiness Survival Kit. Part 1: Face The Emptiness. Day 7: Your mind is the void.

“People are scared to empty their minds fearing that they will be engulfed by the void. What they don’t realize is that their own mind is the void.” — Huang-po 

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Emptiness Survival Kit. Part 1: Face The Emptiness. Day 5: Being nothing you are everything.

“You live in illusion and the appearance of things. There is a reality, but you do not know this. When you understand this, you will see that you are nothing, and being nothing you are everything. That is all.” — … Continue reading

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Emptiness Survival Kit. Part 1: Face The Emptiness. Day 4: Super Void.

“Just as stars clump into galaxies and galaxies into clusters, so clusters of galaxies congregate into even larger superclusters, hundreds of millions of light years across. Between these superclusters are equally enormous voids, containing almost no matter at all. One … Continue reading

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Emptiness Survival Kit. Part 1: Face The Emptiness. Day 3: Invite chaos.

If you want change, you have to invite chaos. 

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Emptiness Survival Kit. Part 1: Face The Emptiness. Day 2: Form is emptiness.

“Form is emptiness; emptiness is form.” —  Heart Sutra 

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Emptiness Survival Kit. Part 1: Face The Emptiness. Day 1: The sun rises in the evening.

Ride your horse along the edge of the sword Hide yourself in the middle of the flames Blossoms of the fruit tree will bloom in the fire The sun rises in the evening. – Zen Koan

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Nobody home. Off to chase butterflies and talk to plants :)

Strange things are afoot. A couple of years ago, I watched a documentary about an American shaman in Peru, Souther Hamilton, ayahuasca and his Blue Morpho retreat centre. It must still be somewhere on Youtube. Their ceremonies looked profound. More … Continue reading

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My Quarantine Diary #coronavirus

I am reposting this post – I decided to stop at 60 entries starting from day 0. I lost track of the days a couple of times 🙂   We’ve now been in the lockdown for more than 12 weeks … Continue reading

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Some light in the dark – positive news amidst the pandemic #coronavirus

In the first couple of weeks of The Great Lockdown, I have spent too much time on the news feeds obsessively reading the news and feeding my fears of uncertainty and missing out. Once the panic subsided, I have cut … Continue reading

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