Sat-chit-ananda In the Wilderness

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Satchitananda?   . . .  is the Eastern philosophical term for the reality beyond sense perception. Satchitananda is comprised of three Sanskrit words — sat, chit and ananda.  In English — being, consciousness and bliss. That’s pretty much in agreement with Western … Read More

The Wilderness of the Mind

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I was sitting in a large auditorium with a hundred or so other students, listening to a lecture on philosophy by a remarkable professor, when I realized there wasn’t a thing in that room that was “natural.”   I searched … Read More

In Stillness Is Your Strength

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  The header photo is the snow storm on our road as I write this post.  It dumped another ten inches on us. The night before last it snowed four inches.  But it mostly melted down on the mesa, which … Read More

Geezer Hiking When Other Hikers Pass Us By

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I’s Now OK That Hikers Pass Me On the Trail    I intended to hike the six-mile loop on the most popular mountain trail in this area today. It starts out steeply from the trailhead. And after a few hundred yards I … Read More

Putting Spirituality into Everyday Life

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Our Daily Hike Yesterday I did a five-mile hike with Tessa.  We climbed a thousand feet in snow up the side of a mountain. We were only the second ones on the trail. The first was a grey-haired woman with … Read More

Evolution — Words Words — Fact or — ?

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Words Words Words   There are countless comments following the leading evolutionist, Richard Dawkins’ tweet yesterday, about whether evolution is a Fact or Theory. Dawkins-ites argued about which words to use in talking about evolution — theory or fact, as well … Read More

Evolution Questions

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Can Someone Answer My Questions? Sometimes when I am camped out on a trail the thought arises about the Darwinian prime mover they say creates new species – Natural Selection. It came to mind for example, when I was feeding … Read More

Edge of Taos Desert Hike

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It’s supposed to begin snowing at four. I have an hour and a half to stay out here beside our cabin writing until then. I want to take advantage of every minute of it. I took my two-mile hike this … Read More

No Greater Joy

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There is no greater joy for me than being here. When I was very young I occasionally had this idea that I’d really enjoy life in my old age. Well, guess what, that is exactly what’s happening.  I’ve never been … Read More

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