Andrew Furst

Happy – Found Art

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Happy – This found art, inspired by Austin Kleon, arises from a new daily meditation practice – blackout (or in this case black, red, and yellow out) poetry. I’ve taken a book about Lee Hood (a pioneer in the fields of genetics) and, one page at a time, I search for and find poems. I suspect one or more of this series will end up in the mailboxes of my Patreon supporters.

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Ferry Beach Surf – A Five Minute Meditation

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. In this five minute meditation Allow your body to synchronize with the rhythm of the surf At the end of each 1 minute interval, a singing bowl will ring. Allow the sound to reverberate up and down your spine and throughout your body. Let the sound bring your body, breath, and mind together into the present moment.   Ferry Beach, Saco, ME 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…read more

Life in a Crowd – Found Art

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Life in a Crowd – This found art, inspired by Austin Kleon, arises from a new daily meditation practice – blackout (or in this case yellow out) poetry. I’ve taken a book about Lee Hood (a pioneer in the fields of genetics) and, one page at a time, I search for and find poems. I suspect one or more of this series will end up in the mailboxes of my Patreon supporters.

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Big Fake? – 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:

Downtown – Verse Us (Poems by Me)

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Downtown The horizon is brought. Out on the floor in Lowell. Before the youth burst And everyone’s ears are blasted, There is the smell of urgency That something real will bloom; On a riff, or some contact, or a word. From this angle the only advice I’d offer Is Don’t wait for it 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…read more

Love & Courage – Found Art

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Love & Courage – This found art, inspired by Austin Kleon, arises from a new daily meditation practice – blackout (or in this case yellow out) poetry. I’ve taken a book about Lee Hood (a pioneer in the fields of genetics) and, one page at a time, I search for and find poems. I suspect one or more of this series will end up in the mailboxes of my Patreon supporters.

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How Has Awakening Changed Your Meditation Practice? – Dialectic Two Step

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Question: How Has Awakening Changed Your Meditation Practice? Response: If you are reading this, you are awake. If you are meditating, you are awake. I mean this in a common sense way and in the language of the Buddha. Meditation is practice being awake. It is an exploration of the depth and subtlety of the awareness that is available to all of us. There is a persistent misunderstanding of enlightenment as a transition from one persistent state of unenlightenment to a new state of enlightenment. This is why there are…read more

Singapore by Mary Oliver – Compass Songs

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I was listening to Many Miles: Mary Oliver reads Mary Oliver and her poem Singapore stood right out at me.  I hope you enjoy. Singapore by Mary Oliver In Singapore, in the airport, A darkness was ripped from my eyes. In the women’s restroom, one compartment stood open. A woman knelt there, washing something in the white bowl. Disgust argued in my stomach and I felt, in my pocket, for my ticket. A poem should always have birds in it. Kingfishers, say, with their bold eyes and gaudy wings. Rivers…read more

If God Existed, Could He Create a More Powerful God? – Modern Koans

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Question: If god existed, could he create a more powerful god? Response: This is a logic trick designed to target the weakness in a theological definition of God in the tradition of Aquinas. If a God were truly omnipotent, then it would be able to create anything right? This would include something greater than itself. The alternative would be that the God was not omnipotent. Theologians aspire to use logic in the purposes of theology, but strictly speaking it is not useful and not applicable. The value of logic is…read more

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