Monthly Archives: August 2014

Dragonfly and Symbolism

The dragonfly is an amazing creature. As a boy growing up in rural Alabama in the 1960’s I and my friends were avid insect collectors. Butterflies, like zebra swallowtails and giant swallowtails, and moths like Luna moths and Prometheus moths … Continue reading

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Dragonfly On My Shoulder

On the first day of the retreat, the universe tapped me on the shoulder. Walking meditation is a lot like yoga in that it is a way to connect mind and body. This is the first foundation of mindfulness. I … Continue reading

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More Dharma, Less Drama

I recently attended my first silent meditation retreat held at the Southern Dharma Retreat Center in the mountains of western North Carolina, near Hot Springs. This was a 5 day Vipassana retreat organized around the 4 foundations of mindfulness: awareness … Continue reading

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Toxic Products

Check out my friend and fellowship classmate Aly Cohen’s article on toxic products in your home DFD

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For any new visitors to DFD I would like to extend a welcome and an invitation to explore some of the earlier entries. I’ve had a bit of a block lately and my posts have been infrequent and terse. I … Continue reading

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