Category Archives: Awareness

The Gift of Presence, The Perils of Advice

The Gift of Presence, The Perils of Advice by Parker Palmer When my mother went into a nursing home not long before she died, my wife and I were told that, for a modest increase in the monthly fee, the … Continue reading

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Institutional Work Culture

ABOUT WORK IN AN INSTITUTION I visit some of my friends at the Institutes they work in – Hospitals, Schools, Ashrams. Some complain – ‘This institute is going to dogs. Nobody cooperates. The director is a so and so, no … Continue reading

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At the Dog Park

I took my dog, Jake, out for a walk in the park this morning. The wind was cold, and the trees were icy and barren. Jake didn’t care how cold it was. Immediately, he shot like a rocket across the park after a squirrel. … Continue reading

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Choiceless Awareness

Awareness isn’t something mysterious that you must practise; it isn’t something that can be learnt only from the speaker, or from some bearded gentleman or other. All that kind of fanciful stuff is too absurd. Just to be aware, what … Continue reading

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