Geezer Meditation

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After 58 years of daily meditation I’m still learning.  I discovered something this morning about staying in deep stillness. I usually meditate after showering and having my coffee and a leisurely chat with my wife. I also meditate again just before going … Read More

Geezer Wisdom About Dying

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In the beginning of my 89th year it is quite natural to be reminded of the Grim Reaper. It was comforting to read Shri Ramana Maharshi’s commentary on a verse of one of his writings in Tamil, his native tongue. … Read More

Geezer Backpackers’ Spiritual Vibrations

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My Wise Mentor My paternal grandfather was the least educated, but the wisest one in our family. Granddad was a born seer. With but a third-grade education he nonetheless knew the art of meditation. He’d spend time in daily contemplation, emptying his … Read More

Creativity, Anyone?

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Want to be creative?  I don’t know. I wonder about that. Especially because some people think I’m creative. I’ve forever thought I was weird. I wanted to be more like other people. I wanted to be comfortable being a corporate … Read More

Finding Life’s Purpose

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Hiking causes me to wonder about such things   When I see pine cones beneath towering ponderosa pines hundreds of years old, I realize their seeds have a purpose to create new pine trees — given the right sun, soil, moisture and … Read More

Isn’t there a Dog Heaven?

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March 6 — Today, my wife, Joy, and I hiked the Divisidero Trail where I last hiked with our dog, Tessa.  Every time I looked up I imagined her standing just before the next turn in the trail waiting for me, as … Read More

Hiking Through Canyons of Concrete and Glass

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I discovered — I actually re-discovered — how New Yorkers stay in such top-notch physical condition.   Not only do they walk everywhere in Manhattan, but they ride the subway. That may not say much about their physical condition, unless you … Read More

Another Spiritual Practice for Thinking Geezers

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It is all about how you give your attention! Here is a spiritual practice while hiking that keeps the mind centered. I do the practice at other times as well. For instance it was useful when I walked my dog at other times during … Read More

It’s Ecclesiastes’ Time to Hike

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It’s Ecclesiastes for sure: There’s a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens . . .   a time to weep and a time to laugh a time to mourn and a time to dance … Read More

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