Andrew Furst

Enders Falls – A One Minute Meditation

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Enders Falls The name Ender is Turkish in origin It means “scarce” As I wander these New England waterfalls I remember from my youth,the scarcity of beauty and the decline of nature I am grateful for the partnership that has evolved between humanity and nature Enders Falls in Granby, CT 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…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

A Chipmunk on Crooked Pond – A One Minute Meditation

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. A playful moment from a hike in Boxford State Forest in early May. A chipmunk indulged me enough to get several shots as she snuck in and out of a burrow. A Chipmunk on Crooked Pond in Boxford State Forest in Boxford, MA 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…read more

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Shimmering – A One Minute Meditation

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. Change is the shimmering of form. The sun on a morning pond And the birth of a child. Nothing is essential And everything is just as real. The engine of life Grinds on in the shadow of entropy. Chaos and order Oscillating on the songbird’s syrinx Dancing on light and air. Pointing is futile and necessary. The dizzying perturbations of impermanence That arrive on the senses seem to only numb and distract. What message could we find in this monotonous tide? Hearken, These are the death knell of delusion….read more

Slowing Down – Getting There is About Requirements

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In my last installment on slowing down, I laid out these steps to managing a successful project. Gather Requirements Design Develop Test Deploy Maintenance Don’t worry, I’m not going to spend a lot of time on this planning bit. Remember, I’m slowing down. But I find that staying on track requires that we stop, settle, take stock of where we are, then consciously move forward.  Knowing where you want to be, helps quite a bit. Taking stock is about pulling together a set of requirements. Requirements, Requirements, Requirements The value of…read more

How to Keep New Year’s Resolutions – A Guest Post from Benjamin Riggs

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It’s a New Year, and with every New Year comes new resolutions. Unfortunately, many of our resolutions turn to disappointment when we are unable to overcome the inevitable struggles that transform a resolution into a new way of life. How do we turn the corner? Perhaps the Buddhist teachings on Karma can help. Karma is a central concept in Buddhism. You might even call it a law. Karma means action. More broadly speaking, karma is the principle of creation. It is the law of cause and effect that states for every action there…read more

Peace Is Not Far Away – Apps for That

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I’ve started to expand my short meditation offerings to Insight Timer, home to more than 1,300,000 meditators, The timer is the top free meditation app on Android and iOS. I’ve been a member of that community for many years. I’m especially fond of the #virtualsangha group. This is a new variation on the theme that I’ve been producing for the last several years and requires a learning curve. I could use your help in a couple of ways. Go have a listen and provide some feedback on the meditation that…read more

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