Dave Pollard is a person I’ve met a few times over the last ten years. I’ve enjoyed it each time. Dave writes rather epic blogs under the heading “How To Save The World.” They are long, as is the one I’m referencing here on time. But they are also very thoughtful and articulate. Dave knows stuff. I love his honesty about who he is and what he sees, as is highlighted on his site:
“…chronicle of civilization’s collapse, creative works and essays on our culture. A trail of crumbs, runes and exclamations along my path in search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works.”
Here’s a snippet from a recent post, About Time: An Inquiry. I love his thinking that meditation is “simply being in the presence of awareness,” which helps me empty just a bit more when my mind takes over.
“We normally consider that meditation is some kind of an activity of the mind. It’s a focusing of the mind, usually on a mantra or a flame or on the breath or just on the current situation. In other words meditation is normally conceived as an activity. What we understand here by meditation is something very different from that. Meditation is not an activity that is undertaken by a mind. Meditation here we understand as simply being in the presence of awareness…”
The full post is a good read, with a cup of tea to settle in.