Andrew Furst

Uninvited Guest – A One Minute Meditation

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An uninvited guest absorbed into the landscape. A natural vigilance pervades, but does not impede. All guests deserve a wary eye, freedom, and some space If you enjoyed this post,  please like and share. Minute Meditations is an ongoing series of short videos, poems, and commentary intended as a meditation.  Offered as an opportunity to step back from your cyber routine and settle into a more natural rhythm, if only for a minute. Get Each Month’s Minute Meditations In Your Email Box Dialectic Two Step, Modern Koans, Verse Us, Say What?, and Minute…read more

One Art by Elizabeth Bishop – Compass Songs

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The art of losing isn’t hard to master; so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster, Lose something every day. Accept the fluster of lost door keys, the hour badly spent. The art of losing isn’t hard to master. Then practice losing farther, losing faster: places, and names, and where it was you meant to travel. None of these will bring disaster. I lost my mother’s watch. And look! my last, or next-to-last, of three loved houses went. The art of…read more

Which Religion is Closest To Agnosticism? – Dialectic Two Step

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Estimated reading time: 4 minute(s) Response: My guess is many Buddhists would take the bait on this one and declare the Buddha an agnostic. I’m going to say he wasn’t. Perhaps I’m being nitpicky, but I think it’s instructive. Many would say that there are three perspectives on the existence of God Theism – Belief in God Atheism – No belief in God Agnosticism – Not sure whether or not to believe in God But these three positions assume a willingness to engage with the question. They assume that the…read more

Delibes – The Flower Duet – Sunday Morning Coming Down

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It feels like time for some classical music and a good time to think about flowers. “The Flower Duet” (French: Duo des fleurs / Sous le dôme épais) is a famous duet for sopranos from Léo Delibes’ opera Lakmé, first performed in Paris in 1883. The duet takes place in act 1 of the three-act opera, between characters Lakmé, the daughter of a Brahmin priest, and her servant Mallika, as they go to gather flowers by a river. Sunday Morning Coming Down is an ongoing music  video series.  The songs fit my definition…read more