Three Hiking Tips for Geezer’s Aging with Heart Problems

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Here are three tips that helped me.   Confession.  I just got out of the hospital. I was there for three days with an acute heart problem. So let me see if these three tips might be useful to some other old … Read More

Communing With God On Woodland Hikes

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After a lifetime of a love affair with nature, I’ve discovered words that express more adequately why it matters so much to me. When I was a child at summer camp, a counselor said every afternoon when his duty ended that he … Read More

What Is Meant By “All the World Is an Illusion?”

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Buddhists say the world is an illusion So a physicist friend asks, “If all is illusion, how can we know what is true?” It’s a good question but not easily answered. From a Western perspective, the first name that comes to mind is … Read More

Mysteries of the Great Chain of Being for Geezers – I Mean BIG Mysteries!

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Something Otherworldly Hovers Just Beyond What We Can See! Watching a Stellar Jay flit from branch to branch in a pinyon pine tree near my camp gives me firsthand understanding of an ancient concept rarely talked about today – the Great … Read More

Why I Love Hiking

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There is a stillness in the forest. And I love it. Actually, there are sounds out there. But they are like music.  And speak to me in wind and birdsong, instead of words. I’ve learned from my years of meditation that this is … Read More

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

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