My heart is soaring like an Eagle filled with love for all my dear friends and one especially who lives in my heart. Bless you all and Namaste, stay warm and full of peace. Miguel

Mind the Gaps

If you start really paying attention to your own thought process—I’m talking here about the process itself and not just the contents of the individual thoughts that make it up—you’ll notice that thoughts don’t just go on and on continuously. There are little spaces between them. Most of us tend to habitually try and fill these spaces up with more thoughts as fast as we possibly can. But even the best of us can’t fill them all, so there are always little gaps. See, you might say that there are two basic kinds of thought. There are thoughts that pop up unannounced and uninvited in our brains for no reason we’re able to discern. These are just the results of previous thoughts and experiences that have left their traces in the neural pathways of our brains. You can’t do much to stop these, nor should you try. The other kind of thought is when we grab on to one of these streams of energy and start playing with it the way your mom always told you not to do with your wee-wee in front of the neighbors. We dig deep into these thoughts and roll around in them like a pig rolling in its own doo-doo, feeling all that delicious coolness and drinking deep of their lovely stink.

To practice “thinking not thinking,” all you need to do is ignore the first kind of thoughts and learn how not to instigate the second. This is easier said than done, of course. But get into the habit, and it begins to come naturally.

- Brad Warner, "Think Not Thinking,"


"Enlightenment is not about imagining figures of light, but of making the darkness conscious!"

-Carl Jung


“I said to my longing heart,
What is this river you want to cross?
There are no travelers before you, there is no road.
Do you see anyone moving or resting on that bank?”


Namaste, Miguel

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Comment by Shells on January 11, 2010 at 4:02am

May this heart of sand etched by the tide of the ocean remind us that even the ocean has a voice. I see it as a loving and peaceful world. Shells photo of Rodeo Beach, San Francisco taken by michellelavallee1/3/2010

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