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After The Storm


Well, the typhoon passed, just a glance and a lot of rain here. Also, yesterday’s earthquakes did no more than rattle the roof a bit.

All is still, peaceful and the sky is blue once again!

I like sunny days. But ya know, the true worth of this Practice is tasted on the stormy days … the really hard days … when life is battering us about and all seems dark. That’s when the darkness is seen as also light. Peace, clarity, optimism, acceptance, yielding, “at oneness” … these are some tastes of this practice which (arising from somewhere within) stand out most clearly at times of turmoil, chaos, resistance, despair and fear.

Somehow, there’s stillness amid and as the storm. Somehow, there is peace (not at every second perhaps, not at each moment of the crisis when we are being battered about … but abiding peace nonetheless, when we least expect it.)  


(oh,yes, I know that there are supposed to be no “benefits” sought from this practice … but that does not mean there are no benefits) 

(remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells;
a sitting time of 20 to 35 minutes is recommended)

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John V. Love

posted August 11, 2009 at 4:13 pm

What is the media that is on this page? All I see is an image holder. Is it some kind of audio or video? If so, could you please tell me what format it is (mp3? QuickTime? Flash? Real Audio? what?). Then I can figure out why it’s not working for me.

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Roger Nehring

posted August 11, 2009 at 6:28 pm

Good words, so hard to remeber in times of stress, fear and struggle unless it becomes a lived, daily reality.
I, too was at my father’s side when he died, my wife and I were actually caring for him at home, giving him medicine and moistening his lips when he breathed his last. I wouldn’t trade the experience for any amount of wealth.

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posted August 12, 2009 at 10:55 am

Hi John,
It is an imbed of Youtube. You probably need to update FLASH on your computer to see it.

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