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. Dialectic Two Step, Modern Koans, Verse Us, Say What?, and Minute Meditations all copyright Andrew Furst Subscribe to My NewsletterJoin me for a little peace through reflection, art, video, sound, and poetry Leave this field empty if you’re human:

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

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Phased – Tiny Drops (Photography)

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This is a triple exposure of images taken in a time lapse at Comic Con in August 2016. If you enjoyed this post,  please like and share. All Tiny Drop photos Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) Subscribe to My NewsletterJoin me for a little peace through reflection, art, video, sound, and poetry Leave this field empty if you’re human:

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

How Many Buddhists? – Say What?

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If you enjoyed this post,  please like and share. Say What?  is an ongoing series of laconic exchanges on Buddhism in the format of a comic strip.  Dialectic Two Step, Modern Koans, Verse Us, Say What?, and Minute Meditations all copyright Andrew Furst Subscribe to My NewsletterJoin me for a little peace through reflection, art, video, sound, and poetry Leave this field empty if you’re human:

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. Dialectic Two Step, Modern…read more

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Popular In Art by Andrew Furst

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Here’s the the most popular art by Andrew Furst posted here. Photography, art collaborations, drawings, and other pieces. Enjoy Popular Art Posts 1 Looking Skyward – Tiny Drops (Photography) 2 Stages – Tiny Drops (Photography) 3 Nature- Tiny Drops (Photography) 4 Coming Together – Post Card Art Project II Gallery 5 Natural Perspective – Tiny Drops (Photography) 6 View From the Tube – Tiny Drops 7 Close To Nature – Tiny Drops (Photography) 8 Acadia – Tiny Drops (Photography) 9 The Post Card Art Project Parties 10 The Post Cards Have Arrived

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