Friday, June 30, 2023

Resonance with a story..



With a story..seems

The non-lesson

Of not-two-ness..


Resonance or not

There is no story...

Wednesday, June 28, 2023




Is a concept

Not divorced from


Variations of course

Aren't either...

There is nothing here for you..

There is nothing

Here for you..

A speaker's refrain

May seem lacking in


The end of seeking is

Compassion revealed...


The gift of nothing

Is the ordinary


In the FCC Chapel..


A new group is meeting at the First Congregational Church!  

The "Group for Understanding" has a lengthy presence in 

Colorado Springs,  formed over 20 years ago to discuss what

is common and different among religions.  The purpose has 

changed somewhat, to focus on aspects of religion, spirituality, 

and non-duality. There is much spontaneity in the meetings, 

and are not academic in nature.  Meetings are scheduled on 

the third Wednesday of each month, 9:00-10:30  AM, in the 

small chapel.  Charlie Coon is the facilitator, who also 

facilitates the Friends of Emerson group at FCC.  

(Questions?, or 719-510-6015.)

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Maps and territory..


Maps and territory..

Maps do not and cannot

Describe the vast


The territory seems a vital

Story that must be and

Cannot be told..yet

Not-knowing this story

Seems as freedom

Which is story enough...

Monday, June 26, 2023

The waves that come..


The waves that come

Are the stories which

Seem to arrive on shore..


Oceanic expressions

Arriving for no one..

Peace without understanding...

Saturday, June 24, 2023



Are the convolutions 

Of separation..

Searches for an outlet

Yields more perplexities..

Perplexing answers to

Perplexing questions..

Not knowing is sought

As knowing perplexes..

These perplexing stories...

Political opportunism..


Political opportunism..

A sense of freedom to act

By an individual with

Perceived power..

An actor..Shakespearean 

Or on the playground..

Until a story 

Reveals what is already


(prompted by news of Russian turmoil..)

A story as a story...

Freedom may resonate in 

A story of a story as a story..

Why the resonance?

Resonance for no one.. a seeming easing of 

Tension of belief in separate happenings

As taught in schools..religions..seemingly everywhere..

A story as a story..celebrates imaginary separation:

A story of a story as a story...

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Peace of nothing-to-say...


What is a story?

Perhaps a combo

Of in-here and out-there

With flitting time and space

Serving to measure..

Beyond this it seems

There is nothing to say..

Yet..this dead end

Can seem as peace

Of nothing-to-say...

Stories as lifeblood..


A simple story:

If there were no

Stories..there would be

No I or we

You or they..

Stories seem as the

Lifeblood of living..

Escape may be





Seems to mark

That which is

Not markable.. 


Seems to unmark

That which is

Not markable..


Daring to engage in such folly...


Using words to

Communicate the 

Indescribable seems

The occupation

Of those who

Dare to engage

In such folly...  

Suggestions of Freedom..


Word usages

Are all stories..

Just one or a 


Any utterance might 

Suggest freedom when

Seen as story..

(A case for brevity?)

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

The undefinable word..


The undefinable word

Seems as the word

Which stands for

That which is

Beyond understanding.. word will do..and

Any word will do...

Tuesday, June 20, 2023




The illusion ends..

This is the story

Of what is called

A flip..

Seen as a story

There really is no

Illusion or flip

Or story...

Monday, June 19, 2023




The word which

Interrupts an

Assumption of

Fundamental separation..

Suggesting the  illusory

Nature of the appearance

Of things...

Sunday, June 18, 2023

Life and death...


Life and death

Are not two..

The story of these  

Finds a timeline..

Start and stop..

The separation

Necessary for 

A story of life...

Attentiveness.. (Mary Oliver)


"This is the first, the wildest and the wisest thing I know : that the soul exists and is built entirely out of attentiveness."

Mary Oliver

Saturday, June 17, 2023

A playlist of movies...


There is

Not even nothing

And not even a thing..

Yet this total denial

Is the wholeness

Appearing as a full

Playlist of movies...

Friday, June 16, 2023

Artificial Intelligence..


Artificial Intelligence

Is said to be both 

Helpful and dangerous..

Imagination is exponentially 


Stories without limit 

At the click of a mouse..

All for a character with

An eagerness to search..

Yet..all remains founded

On a separation belief..

And a pop-up question:

What is new..??

My non-duality poems..

My non-duality poems Are based on the notion Of not-two.. What are the implications Of not-two..or no separation..? Time and distance are no more.. Seeming things are not things.. There may be resonance With all this..a realization Of Nothing as what is real.. Pursuing this notion The last thing seemingly To go is "me" and "you" No longer separate..but Appearances as is all else.. Thus: the Peace beyond Understanding...

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Another story about what cannot be told..


A noun

Such as nothing

Seems as permanent..

A verb seems moving

And temporary and

A denizen of spacetime..

The story continues:

A noun is verbing

Seemingly storying

Hinting at wholeness..

Which completes yet

Another story telling

What cannot be told...

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Seamless seems with seams..



Seems with seams..

In a nutshell

That's about it..

Which seems

Like another seam...

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

The undefinable word..

The undefinable word

Is a word

Which seemingly

Stands for that which is

Beyond definition..

So that

The undefinable is

Expressed by what seems


This is a repeating story 

Of  speakers attempting

To use words to 

Conceptualize that which

Is beyond conception..

An impossible task..


Sunday, June 11, 2023

Cats...(John Gray)


Humans are self-divided creatures whose lives are mostly spent in displacement activity. The sorrows they have in common with their animal kin are multiplied by thought constantly doubling back on itself. It is this reflexive self-consciousness that engenders the special wretchedness of the human animal.

— John Gray

Cats are often described as being amoral.

They obey no commandments and have no ideals. They show no signs of experiencing guilt or remorse, any more than they do of struggling to be better than they are. They do not exert themselves to improve the world, or agonize over what is the right thing to do. If they could understand it, the notion that how they live should be decided by any external standard would be laughable to them. ...

Saturday, June 10, 2023

AI making a splash..



Seems something new..

Words gushing

From prompts

Any will do..


Memory banks

Accessed and

Intantaneity suggested..

A story perhaps

Of what already is...

Inexplicable light..


All is light


What appears

As not-light..

This simple story

Of inexplicable


No between...


There is

No between..

Beween is edgy

And edges are

The stories of

Seeming others

In dreamt space

With no dreamer..

Simply Wow...



Awareness is


Stories unfold:

A seeming individual

Aware of a dreamscape

And maybe aware

Of being dreamt..




Can seem as

Freedom from


Sunday, June 4, 2023

Teachings and Teacher...



Pose steps and goals


With the teacher

Standing as teacher

Away from the


Though the teacher

Disclaims a role

As a teacher

Words..any words

 Seem to dispute..!! 

Word suggestions..



Always suggests


Words are two

Suggestions arise..



Saturday, June 3, 2023



Are stories 
Providing many
Twists and turns
Paths and hilltops
And valleys 
In searches for
Something better..





May include

Imaginative tales of

Ascending and descending

And angelic perfection

They're quite familiar..


A seeing may arise

Of simply not-two 

Rendering story as

Moot and as