Tag Archives: Mainland

We Do Not Know Ourselves

When I was twelve years old I had an experience of my spirit separated from my body.  As I fell out of a 30-to-40 foot tree I felt intense terror and then just like THAT I was floating above the … Continue reading

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Belonging to Others

A characteristic of authentic spiritual growth is surrender which is the movement away from a narcissistic orientation and the gradual giving up insisting that reality conform to our desires.  A mark of spiritual immaturity is manifested by misunderstanding what freedom … Continue reading

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Blind to the Patterns

With some variations we have all witnessed the following.  We open the desk drawer easily but when we go to close it the drawer won’t go all the way back in.  We pull the drawer back out and push it … Continue reading

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Confused Feelings About Graffiti

I recently watched a film entitled “Next: A Primer On Urban Painting”, a film about graffiti art.  I first became aware of graffiti as a movement back in the 60’s as New York City subway cars inexplicably began to sprout … Continue reading

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The Availability of Everything

Since few of us live on farms today then most kids can be excused for thinking that food originates within the freezer from which it is taken!  In Hawaii it is possible to buy poi in bags or tubs in … Continue reading

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Relationship is Communion

The modern world in which we live brings an ever-bewildering abundance of changes, inventions and ways of relating to others.  Interestingly though humans seem to need a certain degree of rooted-ness, an “anchor” frequently formed by habitual patterns for necessary … Continue reading

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Being Invaded

In 2004 on my first flight to Hawaiʻi as we approached the islands US Department of Agriculture Declaration Cards were given out for all passengers to fill in.  When I saw the list of plants and animals forbidden to be brought … Continue reading

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