Post title: "to be actualized by the myriad things" (Dogen)
(Dec 16 2010 at 10:04 AM)
It's my perspective that the two respirations, cranial-sacral and pulmonary, utilize the place of occurrence of consciousness to impact the fascial structure and open the ability to feel as necessary. There is a stretch in existence as consciousness takes place: the stretch of sitting, standing, walking, or lying down, for example. The occurrence of consciousness leads the balance of the body to impact the stretch that is already in existence when we wake, until the moment when the occur
Post title: on dreaming- from the Castaneda thread, on Tao Bums
(Dec 14 2010 at 10:55 PM)
For the most part I believe waking and sleeping is the same effort. As I reflect on dreaming, I realize that maybe the same effort that's involved in waking and sleeping can be a part of dreaming. We realize the place as the place is what is, single-pointed yet inclusive past what can be known. If we see our hands, or travel out of body, the effort is still only this?- my guess, since I can't claim to have done either.
Just the occasional lucid dream. Sweet dreams!
Post title: "...where we are sits, stands, and moves beyond doubt."
(Dec 10 2010 at 01:00 PM)
Dogen said: "To study the way is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self."
We forget ourselves in our habitual activity, and we also forget ourselves in activity that is generated without any intent. As consciousness takes place, we realize an ability to feel. When our experience of our ability to feel acquires continuity, we can lose ourselves in "being where we are" (the famous Zen master Yuanwu advised a student in a letter, "just be where you are, 24/7").
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