January 28, 2012

The Buddha, Freedom from Suffering and Mind Training

Posted in Uncategorized at 7:28 am by Aleksan

A wie man from the East (Buddha) analysed the causes of suffering and concluded that it is, in the main, due to us wanting what we can not have (e.g. youth, health, peace) or not wanting what we have got to have (e.g. ageing, illness death) – his solution was mind training so that we learn firstly to see things in their true perspective, and secondly so that we can live in the present not regretting the past or fearing the future. But it may take many years in a Buddhist Community to begin on this path and many lifetimes to become free of harmful cycles and freedom from suffering – unless anyone knows a quicker way?

January 8, 2012

Winter ride

Posted in Uncategorized at 3:51 pm by Aleksan

The Winter rides are always good – not to hot and sweaty, no insects, clear views and happy horses – great ride with Sarah who rode Estrella leading Luna, around the back of the downs – the sun had brought a lot of people out in the village on the way home – God was in his Heaven and all was very well – nice being away from FB and Twitter for a few hours!

Cameron is ignorant and lacks judgement – he should resign

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:40 am by Aleksan

As a disabled person and as a Psychiatrist I am appalled by Cameron’s ignorant and abusive comment likening heckling by Balls in the Commons to being like having a person with Tourette’s Syndrome on the front row of the opposition benches. The ignorance, poor judgement and abusive nature of this comment makes me wonder whether this man should be Prime Minister any longer – surely this is a matter for resignation?

January 7, 2012

Gate of Light – Quoted by Marcel Messing

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:10 am by Aleksan

Go through the gate of Light
Because you never know when
The gate will close

January 5, 2012

My many dream faces

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:50 am by Aleksan

I just woke from a dream – I was looking at my young female face and hair in a mirror or glass – my dark red curly hair was untidy and I thought I must brush it before seeing anyone – I made some faces at myself and laughed. I woke – I am a man of 67 with a little grey hair…I have had many dreams like that when I am me, but someone of either sex of any age. Even when I am just day dreaming faces regard me at close quarters head on – they often look curious or a little surprised but some times they too look like they are day dreaming and are staring away from me. They always feel very familiar, but when I come out of my daydream I dont know who they were. It is as though I have many faces and lives – maybe they were once me, or will be me, maybe they are others I am closely linked with. Or maybe they are just a disturbance in my brain! Has anyone else had these sort of dreams or daydreams?

January 4, 2012

A New Breath Resolution

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:06 am by Aleksan

Thought is futile – I shall return to the eternal now, centered outside the Space-time contnuum – this is a resolution not for the new year but for each new breath! Smiling and breathing in a new day that has opened up…Life is curiously interesting, not to be grasped or repulsed…

January 2, 2012

Christmas Day 2011

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:32 am by Aleksan

January 1, 2012

I overheard this conversation this morning…

Posted in Uncategorized at 12:05 pm by Aleksan

Sammy: Big White Horse, what are they on about – New Year? (Bares teeth) Don’t they know its is the 97th of Bonecrunch 15,642?
Sonadora: Rubbish Little White Dog – we all know it is the 23rd of Haymunch 13,799 (snorts, and wanders off to eat some more hay)
Sammy: (pees, sniffs gatepost and pees again)