Patrick Jennings

Awakening with Doris Lessing

If you travel with us you will have to learn things you do not want to learn in ways you do not want to learn them.

Why have you done this to me? Jane Mooney wrote to Doris Lessing after reading Shikasta, a science fiction novel with spiritual overtones and themes. Mooney would later say, Shikasta had the most astonishing effect on me. I just thought, “That’s it now. Everything is different. I don’t know how […]

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Naming is the origin of all particular things.

When people believe in boundaries, they become part of them. ~ Don Cherry

When people see some things as beautiful, other things become ugly. When people see some things as good, other things become bad. Being and non-being create each other. Difficult and easy support each other. Long and short define each other. High and low depend on each other. Before and after […]

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Call it fate, then laugh at it

Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts

Call it fate, God, the universe or guardian angels … I think Gregory David Roberts has a pretty good feel for whatever guides my spirit through this grand human experience. Fate gives all of us three teachers, three friends, three enemies, and three great loves in our lives. But these […]

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Meditation provides insights Google cannot.

Meditation vs Google

Mmmmm… Yes, Google can’t answer all my questions. Actually, it can’t answer any of the most important ones. For these I must look within. Rather, no, I must listen within. I don’t mean listen to my mind, nor look into it. I wrote once, with uncanny insight, “Your body knows […]

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