Andrew Furst

What People Are Reading – February 2017

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Here’s what people are reading here on andrewfurst.net in February 2017: Teddy Roosevelt on Trouble – Quotes Hooked On the Afterlife? – Dialectic Two Step Secular Buddhism – What’s Your Take? – Modern Koans Compass Songs – Someone Should Start Laughing Looking Skyward – Tiny Drops (Photography) Sparks – Tiny Drops My November Guest – Robert Frost – Compass Songs The Fount – Tiny Drops Under The Skin – A One Minute Meditation Garwin Falls – A Two Minute Meditation

Seeing – Verse Us (Poems by Me)

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Seeing – by Andrew Furst If you enjoyed this post,  please like and share. Verse Us – Poems I write: haiku, senryu, mesostics, free verse, random word constructions, I might even use rhyme or meter once and a while. Get Each Month’s Poems In Your Email Box

Have Smartphones Made Us Happier? – Dialectic Two-Step

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I would argue that if we look for happiness in smartphones, we’re doing it wrong. Happiness – a temporary thing – can come in two ways: The world lines up with our preferences (we get what we want or we avoid what we don’t want).  How often does this happen? We line up with the way the world is. This happens when we acknowledge that things don’t always work out the way we want and recognize that we can have a meaningful life if we avoid wallowing in disappointment If…read more

Most Popular Writing by Andrew Furst

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Here’s the most popular writings articles as of today.  Enjoy Popular In Writings 1 Failing Other’s Expectations? – Dialectic Two Step 2 Secular Buddhism – What’s Your Take? – Modern Koans 3 No Such Thing As Good and Evil? – Dialectic Two Step 4 Does Christianity Make Sense? – Modern Koans 5 Are the Laws of Physics Empty of Inherent Existence? – Modern Koans 6 Where is Truth? – Dialectic Two Step 7 From Zero to Buddhist – 10 Principles For Finding Your Religion 8 War – What’s It Good For?…read more

Modern Koans – Why Right Mindfulness?

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The Eightfold Path Series This is the one of several posts I will be offering titled the Eightfold Path Series. As I’ve reflected on my experience, I’ve come to see the Path as both the practice and the fruition. As we inch closer to realization of our true nature, we discover that the wisdom, ethics, and mindfulness prescribed by the Buddha are the most natural expression of our being. John Daido Loori Roshi’s book Invoking Reality was transformational for me. In it Roshi turns the path on it’s head in a way that uncovers it’s challenge…read more

Slowing Down – Cut It Out

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This is part of a series of articles I’m writing on slowing down. My goal is to Cut It Out. It’s less of a “how to” and more of a “here’s what I’m trying now” thing.  We’ll see how it turns out. So, here’s what I’ve set out to accomplish Spend more time with my family Continue to Meditate Write more and better Be healthier Do Waterfall chasing and photography Make room for all of this by reducing time spent doing other things As I’m gradually working towards this merger of…read more

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