May 222010

Have you ever listened to breathing without knowing what it is? Without thinking about where it comes from or where it goes? This is an innocent listening—unburdened, unhindered by knowledge or by judgment, such as “My breathing is too shallow”; innocent listening is no right breathing, no wrong breathing. What is there when I don’t come to listening with preconceptions, but rather start freshly?
– Toni Packer, “The End of the Story” (Summer 1996)
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  •  May 22, 2010
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Being an adult is like looking both ways before you cross the street and then getting hit by an airplane.

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