August 2023

  • No Wrong Notes

    No Wrong Notes

    Miles Davis said that there are no wrong notes, that it’s the next note that determines whether the previous one is right or wrong. And it got me thinking about that space after one note but before the next, when the absence of the last note is hanging there – pregnant, unresolved. Is it harmonious… Continue reading

  • Untitled Thoughts #11

    Untitled Thoughts #11

    Just because the nature of conditioned realityIs an illusionIs dream-likeAnd ultimately incorporealDoesn’t mean that it’s to be deniedOr seen as a problem in itself And the presence of sufferingIn the conditioned realmDoesn’t necessitateThe wholesale abandonmentOf all experiencing Just see through the illusionAnd enjoy the ride Everything we need to knowIs available to us in this… Continue reading

  • Untitled Thoughts #10

    Untitled Thoughts #10

    Make no promises or predictionsJust take each step as it comes Notice the effects of notions and ideasOn your moment-to-moment sense of well-beingIt’s like you can keep noticing and rooting outThose notions that lie about the nature of realityAnd sometimes it’s not so obviousBecause the false ideas are part and parcelOf the consensus paradigm Making… Continue reading

  • Untitled Thoughts #9

    Untitled Thoughts #9

    It’s always interesting how destructive expectations can beParticularly in the event that reality fails to meet them That’s the secretHave low to no expectationsAnd if reality happens and you feel demoralised by itThen it’s a sure sign there are expectations present It’s better to take each step as it comesAnd not get ahead of oneself… Continue reading