The Experience
Who am I?

The Experience

The seer is not separate from that which is seen.That which is seen is both the seer and the seeing.❝ Because you imagine that you are the seer separate from…

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Stress — Bliss
Peace in Nature

Stress — Bliss

When I pass from this earthly life, what will happen to the stress I have carried with me? Presumably, it disappears because there is no ‘me’ remaining to experience ‘my’…

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Right As Rain
Nature, just living its own purpose—being.

Right As Rain

Life is incredibly full. I just have to slow down enough to experience it. When I sit quietly listening to the rain, watching leaves dance in the droplets and noticing…

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Chapters
L'Alt Empordà

Chapters

It’s time for me to transition, again. My plan, when I came to Catalonia in Dec. 2019, was to live in a small town for eight months while training, racing,…

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Rejuvenation
Sunrise Drizzle

Rejuvenation

91 days. As of this writing, I’ve survived fifty-three days in solitary lockdown and thirty-eight days in phased de-escalation. At first, I welcomed the opportunity for deep internal work that…

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Death & Rebirth
Fontcoberta, Catalonia

Death & Rebirth

Each day I endure multiple deaths and rebirths. Deaths to dreams and to opportunities for exploring, experiencing, interacting, and sharing in the world. The rebirths are of hope and hopefulness.…

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Now
Can Campolier, Pla d'Estany, Catalonia

Now

The past wanes in fading memories. The future eludes with uncertainty. The present is all that truly exists. Thus, the smart investment is in Now. Recollections can be fun and…

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Alive Again
Sunrise in Pla d'Estany

Alive Again

After nearly two months stuck in my flat, I’m back in nature.Breathing forest terpenes.Resonating with bird songs.Refilling energy stores.If given the choice, for my last time on earth, I will…

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Accountability of Process
Sunrise Love

Accountability of Process

In a recent post-workout comment to my coach, I wrote that I got through it thanks to accountability—to myself, to the process, and to him. I could say that something…

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Conscious Connection
Sunrise in Pla d'Estany, Catalonia

Conscious Connection

Pre-dawn and daybreak are special times of day for me. There’s a feeling of love, connection and quiet that allows me to more fully resonate with the subtle energies and…

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Real—Unreal
Be As You Are

Real—Unreal

This morning I climbed onto a ledge and sat in the first rays of sunshine to drink tea and read. The chapter, entitled ‘Creation theories and the reality of the…

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Portal
Opportunity

Portal

What an odd experience it is to be sequestered, to be in lockdown. I’m certain that we all feel some level of frustration, uncertainty, helplessness, and/or inquiry into one, or…

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I Am
Aloha Friday

I Am

The title of this post is a shameless copy from my best mate’s blog post. Dano has a tremendously optimistic view in life, and he’s constantly teaching me to give…

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The Questions
Alter

The Questions

Every day starts the same for me—lockdown or not.Meditation, reading, then asanas & stretches with a bit of chanting. Not much changes when looking solely at the routine.Likewise, while confined…

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Mouna & Upadeśa
Arunachala—Guru of Mouna (Silence)

Mouna & Upadeśa

❝ Silence [mouna] is the true teaching [upadeśa].It is the perfect upadeśa.❞—Sri Ramana Maharshi, 'Be As You Are'Mother Nature is forcing Homo sapiens into retreats.Perhaps she is inviting us to…

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