Title: Gordon Clements (Nepal)

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URL: http://gordclements.ca/

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Glacial sprinkle - 28/Nov/2023 11:40 - 137 days ago
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Untitled - 28/Oct/2021 02:07 - 898 days ago
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Tanzania - 28/Oct/2021 02:07 - 898 days ago
Tanzania I begin by saying that Tanzania seems to be opening to change. There are some very real challenges to the much needed d...
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Tanzania - 28/Oct/2021 02:07 - 898 days ago
Tanzania I begin by saying that Tanzania seems to be opening to change. There are some very real challenges to the much needed d...
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My Brother - 28/Mar/2021 15:18 - 1112 days ago
I thought you did a wonderful job as usual orating the funeral. It was nice to see the extended family come together however bri...
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My Brother - 28/Mar/2021 15:18 - 1112 days ago
I thought you did a wonderful job as usual orating the funeral. It was nice to see the extended family come together however bri...
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Getting Out of the Way - 09/Mar/2021 16:10 - 1131 days ago
Even though I know that change is inevitable, it is not without difficulty. Resistance to change brings suffering and these days...
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Getting Out of the Way - 09/Mar/2021 16:10 - 1131 days ago
Change is inevitable and it is endless. Knowing this does not soften the difficulty that change brings at times. Resistance to c...
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Getting Out of the Way - 09/Mar/2021 16:10 - 1131 days ago
Change is inevitable and it is endless. Knowing this does not soften the difficulty that change brings at times. Resistance to c...
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Into the Forest - 01/Mar/2021 16:57 - 1139 days ago
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Into the Forest - 01/Mar/2021 16:57 - 1139 days ago
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Mountain Forest - 01/Mar/2021 16:55 - 1139 days ago
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Mountain Forest - 01/Mar/2021 16:55 - 1139 days ago
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I, Me and My - 26/Feb/2021 15:40 - 1142 days ago
Talking about my own experience at times can seem like a self absorbed fixation. The reality is that all we know of the mind, bo...
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I, Me and My - 26/Feb/2021 15:40 - 1142 days ago
Talking about my own experience at times can seem like a self absorbed fixation. The reality is that all we know of the mind, bo...
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I, Me and My - 26/Feb/2021 15:40 - 1142 days ago
Talking about my own experience at times can seem like a self absorbed fixation. I prefer to use the medium of painting. The rea...
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Essence as a Guide - 26/Feb/2021 14:58 - 1142 days ago
I seek connection, intimacy and an ability to relate in my friendships. It is not those things in themselves but a sense of “e...
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Essence as a Guide - 26/Feb/2021 14:58 - 1142 days ago
I seek connection, intimacy and an ability to relate in my friendships. It is not those things in themselves but a sense of “e...
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Essence as a Guide - 26/Feb/2021 14:58 - 1142 days ago
I seek connection, intimacy and an ability to relate in my friendships. It is not those things in themselves but a sense of “e...
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A Crisis - 05/Feb/2021 12:55 - 1163 days ago
It’s no easy task to find what is real of our existence and to discern what of what we have been taught and conditioned to fol...
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A Light of Grace Penetrates the Darkness - 05/Feb/2021 12:55 - 1163 days ago
It’s has been no easy task to find what is real of existence and to discern what, of what I have been taught and become, is gr...
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A Light of Grace Penetrates the Darkness - 05/Feb/2021 12:55 - 1163 days ago
It’s has been no easy task to find what is real of existence and to discern what, of what I have been taught and become, is gr...
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Illuminated Birches - 31/Jan/2021 14:36 - 1168 days ago
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Illuminated Birches - 31/Jan/2021 14:36 - 1168 days ago
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Illuminated Birches - 31/Jan/2021 14:36 - 1168 days ago
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Exposed - 30/Jan/2021 15:01 - 1169 days ago
In my journey there are times when I have had to experience increased periods of feeling very vulnerable and exposed. These bega...
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Further Reflection About Vulnerability - 30/Jan/2021 15:01 - 1169 days ago
Throughout my life I experienced stretches of time when I felt overwhelmed with life, feeling intensely vulnerable and exposed. ...
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Further Reflection About Vulnerability - 30/Jan/2021 15:01 - 1169 days ago
Throughout my life I experienced stretches of time when I felt overwhelmed with life, feeling intensely vulnerable and exposed. ...
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Sensitivity and Vulnerability - 26/Jan/2021 13:25 - 1173 days ago
I am in the middle of the Alan Watts book “The Wisdom of Insecurity” after first reading it thirty five years ago. The thing...
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Sensitivity and Vulnerability - 26/Jan/2021 13:25 - 1173 days ago
I am in the middle of the Alan Watts book “The Wisdom of Insecurity” after first reading it thirty five years ago. The thing...
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Playing With Words - 25/Jan/2021 14:06 - 1174 days ago
We are all unique in what we experience or at least in what we focus on and in turn how we might express it. It’s not easy put...
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Playing With Words - 25/Jan/2021 14:06 - 1174 days ago
We are all unique in what we experience or at least in what we focus on and in turn how we might express it. It’s not easy put...
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A Light That Shines Through - 23/Jan/2021 00:37 - 1176 days ago
For some there is a time in our lives when we become trapped in a world of over concern of others perceptions of us and in turn ...
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A Light Shines Through - 23/Jan/2021 00:37 - 1176 days ago
For some there is a time in their lives that they are trapped in a world of over concern about others perceptions of them and in...
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Formlessness - 19/Dec/2020 11:53 - 1211 days ago
The thing about opening to me is that old boundaries, filters and questionable ways of coping fall away. Thus formlessness, then...
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To Transcend The Search - 16/Dec/2020 14:40 - 1214 days ago
Responding to a friends insistence that we are not open to life if we are searching and that searching in such a way is related ...
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Change and Human Essence - 16/Dec/2020 14:32 - 1214 days ago
Many people have asked “why do you paint, create art, write, poetry.” I say I don’t know why. It has something to do with ...
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Energized Expression - 09/Dec/2020 15:27 - 1221 days ago
Intimate expression, and communication can be enhanced as we come to know ourselves in a beyond the limits of the knower as the ...
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Death of the Old - 06/Dec/2020 15:24 - 1224 days ago
It seems to me that all the fears, wounds and secrets that we can not let go of serve to reinforce and defend a rigid sense of i...
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If You Know Me - 28/Nov/2020 14:17 - 1232 days ago
If you know me you know that I am intense and that I live a disciplined spiritual life far from being complacent. Most can not t...
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A Nurtured Passion - 26/Nov/2020 17:29 - 1234 days ago
It has been a life long, ongoing journey to open to what is perceived beyond what I have been conditioned to see. This has partl...
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Untitled - 25/Nov/2020 15:58 - 1235 days ago
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Untitled - 18/Nov/2020 00:13 - 1242 days ago
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How The Lily Thinks - 17/Nov/2020 18:01 - 1243 days ago
We human beings sometimes find ourselves in situations that we think are unendurable. These days many people are thinking that t...
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Stepping Forward Into Everything - 27/Oct/2020 10:35 - 1264 days ago
In contemplation I turn within, in an ongoing process of reflecting on who I am and how I endure through time. I question wether...
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Stepping Forward - 24/Oct/2020 14:41 - 1267 days ago
Its in contemplation that I turn within. Its an ongoing process reflecting on who I am and how I endure through time. I question...
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Soul Occupied With Itself - 20/Oct/2020 22:40 - 1271 days ago
The Covid restrictions have been difficult these past few months. Our world has changed so suddenly. Joan Tolifson writes “Whe...
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A Contradiction - 19/Oct/2020 16:06 - 1272 days ago
The biggest dilemma of life for me is how to remain a-tuned to the search for what is authentic. It often stands in contradictio...
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Soul Occupied With Itself - 16/Oct/2020 11:45 - 1275 days ago
The past few months have been difficult with Covid restrictions, although these days I’m feeling more settled in isolation. I ...
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Facing a Pervasive Suffering - 14/Oct/2020 15:41 - 1277 days ago
There is at this time of Corona Virus and the isolation that it has increasingly brought to all, a sense of confusion and chaos....
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Facing a Pervasive Suffering - 12/Oct/2020 12:09 - 1279 days ago
There is at this time of Corona Virus and the isolation that it has increasingly brought an awareness of confusion and chaos. Co...
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A Secret - 09/Oct/2020 13:55 - 1282 days ago
Recently my brother has been drawn to Christopher Hitchens writing and declared to me his belief as an atheist. I suggested that...
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A Contradiction - 09/Oct/2020 12:18 - 1282 days ago
Each day I spend time in contemplation, connecting with my own inwardness and sinking deeper into it: I sit and listen to the so...
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Getting Out of the Way - 07/Oct/2020 14:24 - 1284 days ago
As of late I am opening to change; the one inevitable fact of life despite cultural and individual efforts to deny it and especi...
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Led By Magical Words - 30/Sep/2020 18:41 - 1291 days ago
The time has come in my rediscovery of what has been lost of my self where a shift has occurred. That shift involves a movement ...
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Free From Bondage - 29/Sep/2020 00:28 - 1292 days ago
There is a person who insists that I should be occupied with right and wrong, duties towards my parents and the world, towards g...
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Untitled - 29/Sep/2020 00:27 - 1292 days ago
The possibility that meaning of one human life may have little to do with the meaning of any other human life...
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The Honour of the World - 26/Sep/2020 12:33 - 1295 days ago
An interpretation of Theodore Fontaine.It can be that if we look to the outer world for honour we will find none that runs deep ...
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From Down Under - 24/Sep/2020 14:12 - 1297 days ago
What is real of me has been disabled by what I have become. That which is real seeps through the expanding fissures of the epoxy...
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Irony - 20/Sep/2020 23:07 - 1301 days ago
More than anything these days. I am aware of my own nakedness , emptiness and natural weakness. I am able at least to find openn...
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The Inside Out - 19/Sep/2020 16:35 - 1302 days ago
It’s not such a simple task to turn the inside out. For years I had no emotional memories or feelings about my first girlfrien...
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The Inside Out - 19/Sep/2020 16:35 - 1302 days ago
It’s not such a simple task to turn the inside out. For years I had no emotional memories or feelings about my first girlfrien...
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Turning the Inside Outward - 14/Sep/2020 12:51 - 1307 days ago
The act of creating for me involves turning the inside outward. I paint and write as an expression of what is experienced inside...
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Wonderment of Existence - 12/Sep/2020 22:30 - 1309 days ago
In my contemplative practice I have not achieved a permanent state of enlightenment nor do I strive to do so. I need only be rem...
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What Flows From Within - 12/Sep/2020 10:05 - 1309 days ago
Emptiness seeps from the brokenness. Something of my humanity is enabled; flowing forward, displacing all other previous desires...
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Untitled - 11/Sep/2020 16:10 - 1310 days ago
I write or paint most every day as part of contemplation and meditation. In this universe that is ever unfolding and changing I ...
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Kinds of Suffering - 11/Sep/2020 15:58 - 1310 days ago
In this universe that is ever unfolding and changing I don’t see the possibility of finding security or liberation in thin...
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A Consciousness Evolving - 11/Sep/2020 13:15 - 1310 days ago
I’m noticing how habitual it is that I seek to search out familiarity in daily routines; often being of the quality of distrac...
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To Live - 03/Sep/2020 15:45 - 1318 days ago
For me to “live life” is inseparable from communicating my life experience. I find life to be, essentially, an evolving phen...
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Being Replaces Desire - 16/Aug/2020 12:41 - 1336 days ago
Desire is falling away for me. Practice has brought me to this point. I no longer wake up each day desiring to do certain things...
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The“We” - 16/Aug/2020 12:39 - 1336 days ago
There is something about the American over-identification with individualism which is inseparable from a quality of owning and h...
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Is Freedom Discovered Through Suffering - 10/Aug/2020 12:33 - 1342 days ago
There is something that is becoming painfully obvious to me on this path of contemplation. It seems that all my conditioning has...
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Openness or Ignorance - 07/Aug/2020 21:39 - 1345 days ago
It seems that thoughts flow and arise. In that openness at times they bring insights and creative ways to see things and than th...
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Thoughts - 07/Aug/2020 14:24 - 1345 days ago
There is something about the process of thinking in Buddhist philosophy that seems to be often misinterpreted. Far from it being...
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How Eclectic Should We Be? - 31/Jul/2020 13:09 - 1352 days ago
This is the concern I have with Self Help. It seems that it is important to be eclectic. In fact the question of how eclectic in...
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One Who Creates - 10/Jul/2020 16:48 - 1373 days ago
Being someone who creates, I have been involved in an endless search for words that reflect, rather than represent my reality. B...
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Thinking - 03/Jul/2020 11:18 - 1380 days ago
With all that is happening in the world these days I have been reflecting on “thinking” especially in terms of justice, rite...
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The Philosophers Awakening - 01/Jul/2020 12:38 - 1382 days ago
Krishnamurti referred to thought itself as a very protective mechanism interested in its own survival. Richard Rorty wrote about...
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Another - 29/Jun/2020 21:24 - 1384 days ago
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East Germany - 29/Jun/2020 21:22 - 1384 days ago
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From Sachsen Anhalt hills in Germany - 29/Jun/2020 21:21 - 1384 days ago
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Meaning in Impermanence - 25/Jun/2020 12:30 - 1388 days ago
I seem to be contemplating life and death a lot these days.I find myself more than ever alone by choice, averse to convention; a...
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What is Real? - 24/Jun/2020 22:42 - 1389 days ago
I seem to find myself alone more than ever these days. A great influence in that is the aversion to conventional cultural condit...
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Resigned to Impermanance - 24/Jun/2020 17:00 - 1389 days ago
I was listening to CBC on my drive home last evening after spending the evening contemplating with friends metaphysical consider...
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Resigned to Impermanance - 23/Jun/2020 10:00 - 1390 days ago
I was listening to CBC on my drive home last evening after contemplating with friends some metaphysical considerations. The prog...
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Words and Experience - 09/Jun/2020 11:20 - 1404 days ago
I came across this today in my reading of a Richard Rorty book, “Philosophy and Social Hope”. He wrote that there is no ines...
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Where to Turn? - 17/May/2020 14:45 - 1427 days ago
These days there is a strong realization of how much of my life was lived in ignorance and how that contributed to suffering bot...
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The Words of Poetry - 15/May/2020 12:36 - 1429 days ago
I am content enough in my aloneness. I have no need to distract or to divert from it or to seek to remedy the sense of lonelines...
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What Freedom - 28/Apr/2020 01:54 - 1446 days ago
We believe that we have the basic rite to freedom to choose but is our perception limited. Do we know what we think we know abou...
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Finding My Way - 27/Apr/2020 11:29 - 1447 days ago
These days I find myself living life more aware of what occurs in direct experience as opposed to looking for direction in other...
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Living in the Moment - 18/Apr/2020 11:42 - 1456 days ago
This past month of social isolation has allowed for more contemplative moments. One thing that I am more clearly realizing as I ...
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Poverty - 29/Feb/2020 08:49 - 1505 days ago
For me there is the experience of vulnerability in unfolding into a state of poverty. Vulnerability is not something experienced...
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Being Vulnerable (again) - 10/Feb/2020 13:38 - 1524 days ago
I’ve been contemplating the notion of vulnerability a little more deeply these days initiated by a talk I had with a colleague...
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What I have Not Recognized - 24/Jan/2020 13:02 - 1541 days ago
It seems that after twenty years of meditation something of a change is occurring in my 65th year that is more organic and funda...
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Pondside - 24/Jan/2020 09:57 - 1541 days ago
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Taking Chances Every Chance I Get - 15/Jan/2020 08:51 - 1550 days ago
My wife in her sensible way will not stand in the rain as I love to do nor will she wander from the path when we are hiking on t...
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Meeting Monroe: Conversations With a Man Who Came to Earth by Kingsley Dennis - 14/Jan/2020 21:22 - 1551 days ago
“We create our own barriers to understanding and we reinforce our limitations to life”. This is a main theme of the book. In...
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Not of the Self - 02/Jan/2020 23:06 - 1563 days ago
Another way to look at the contemplative process distinguished from our conditioned thinking. I meant when we contemplate everyt...
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Contemplative Thinking - 01/Jan/2020 14:24 - 1564 days ago
Quite often I encounter individuals who seem to consider my thinking and insights that are derived from that to being overly cer...
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Beyond Conditioning - 25/Dec/2019 16:11 - 1571 days ago
We seem to be conditioned in our upbringing to experience life from a place of boundaries and fixed concepts and to find definit...
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Direct Experience - 24/Dec/2019 23:18 - 1572 days ago
What matters for me in my references to spirituality is “direct experience” rather than what is “believed in”. It,s not ...
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The Mysterious Light of Life - 28/Nov/2019 15:23 - 1598 days ago
Kathleen Raines had written of the poet Edwin Muir! That he had discovered that mysterious light of life of which the visible wo...
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Where to Go in Life - 22/Nov/2019 11:13 - 1604 days ago
In my processing, it has come to me that I see the pain and suffering in life and I’m very sad about it, but the truth is that...
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Beyond the Finite - 19/Nov/2019 15:41 - 1607 days ago
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Untitled - 19/Nov/2019 14:07 - 1607 days ago
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RADICAL OPTIMISM Practical Spirituality in an Uncertain World BEATRICE BRUTEAU - 13/Nov/2019 01:05 - 1613 days ago
What Beatrice Bruteau writes about is how I perceive myself to be. I find that Buddhism does not value this quality of expressio...
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The Folly - 02/Nov/2019 00:50 - 1624 days ago
There are severe cracks and crevices threatening to eradicate the veneer of the mask I have worn. I no longer have the energy or...
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Projecting Our Conventions - 20/Oct/2019 17:19 - 1637 days ago
I listened to the late Harold Bloom on CBC today being interviewed by Michael Enright. Something he said struck me. That was tha...
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Is Aloneness Worth the Aversion - 18/Oct/2019 12:00 - 1639 days ago
Most of us humans spend our life hiding. Relationships can help us to hide. In short, in our ego-consciousness we ultimately see...
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Aversion to Suffering - 12/Oct/2019 11:53 - 1645 days ago
Contemplation means for me, withdrawing attention from outward, objective, particular, and temporal concerns, and refocusing on ...
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Interiority - 11/Oct/2019 13:30 - 1646 days ago
More then ever I am aware of an “interiority” that seems to exist beyond the perceptions and limits of my conditione...
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No End to Sufferring - 06/Oct/2019 14:25 - 1651 days ago
I’m feeling increasingly vulnerable these days although not in a way that is incapacitating. Past relations have fallen away a...
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Intellectual Stumbling - 22/Jul/2019 12:07 - 1727 days ago
I now realize that this illusive power and control that we strive for is rather unimportant and in fact it is often pretend and ...
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No Control - 16/Jul/2019 22:49 - 1733 days ago
I’m quite angry with the world right now. I feel as if I have so little control of how things turn out. I suspect that is the ...
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To See the Totality in Life - 11/Jul/2019 18:29 - 1738 days ago
To be able to see the totality of things as a familiar occurrence, involves an ability to free myself of all representations.We ...
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Something More - 23/Jun/2019 12:26 - 1756 days ago
Is it possible that there is something more of our existence than what we are able to immediately and conventionally perceive? A...
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The Departed One - 20/Jun/2019 12:34 - 1759 days ago
There has been a shift “to lose oneself” in the sense of familiar bonds have been loosened and a slow slipping away has ...
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Come Forth as What Thou Art - 14/Jun/2019 15:44 - 1765 days ago
From the Greek Lyric Odes to live authentically is, in Pindar’s words to “come forth as what thou art“. So what is inv...
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Self Resplendence - 14/Jun/2019 15:43 - 1765 days ago
Contemporary life is generally hedonistic in its orientation a consequence being that people seem to be confused, dogmatically o...
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Self-resplendent - 13/Jun/2019 12:15 - 1766 days ago
In his book “New Gnosis” Robert Avens writes “the rose, like nature is a self-sufficient process; it needs no ...
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In Order to Live Fully - 08/Jun/2019 11:33 - 1771 days ago
We can be so programmed to ignore the direct experience of being. It seems that so many of us go through our days without that a...
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Revelations - 06/Jun/2019 17:09 - 1773 days ago
I feel so sad that I have been hurtful to others; that my intolerance, impatience and judgement still impede me from being compa...
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Untitled - 24/May/2019 17:20 - 1786 days ago
It seems that much of what I have been taught in life has contributed to a barrier to self knowing. In recent years I have redis...
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Perishable - 18/May/2019 00:22 - 1792 days ago
I love to walk in the forest More and more I find myself “being” there Leaving behind effort to turn the impermanent...
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No Limits to Soul - 13/May/2019 21:49 - 1797 days ago
James Hillman envisioned “seeing through” as a psychological process of “deepening, interiorizing … the apparent,” a ...
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Where longing Leads Us - 13/May/2019 11:56 - 1797 days ago
Man as a subject derives the meaning of the world from himself and his own meaning from the extent to which he conquers the worl...
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La Poesia - 11/May/2019 00:39 - 1799 days ago
…And something ignited in my soul, fever or I remembered wings, and I went my own way, deciphering that burning fire and I...
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An Elemental Reverie on the World,s Stuff - 08/May/2019 22:17 - 1802 days ago
I just started the book. Gaston Bachelard was a poet philosopher who sought expression of the “Imaginal”. Bachelard ...
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A Peeling Away - 05/May/2019 12:37 - 1805 days ago
When the chattering of my mind resides a space opens up. One might refer to it as a “peeling away”. Something is awa...
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Women Talking by Miriam Toews - 29/Apr/2019 14:02 - 1811 days ago
I really appreciate. how the author molds this very relevant, often taboo issue and dilemma of sexual abuse in a closed (Mennoni...
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The Gift of Awareness - 18/Apr/2019 06:07 - 1822 days ago
As a child I would often awaken in the morning feeling the absolute perfection of being alive and looking forward to the upcomin...
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The Soul Dies - 12/Apr/2019 10:50 - 1828 days ago
Our lives are usually aligned with our perceptions, and as our perceptions remain fixed in a “conventional reality” ...
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Alive Woods by Gord - 06/Apr/2019 17:26 - 1834 days ago
This is a multi medium creation. I’ve used oil pastels and acrylic paint and inks in this one. I’ve tried to create ...
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Melting Forest by Gord - 05/Apr/2019 11:25 - 1835 days ago
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That Wondrous Pattern by Kathleen Raines - 05/Apr/2019 08:12 - 1835 days ago
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Everything That Lives Is Holy - 05/Apr/2019 06:22 - 1835 days ago
Our world has been dominated by a “scientific, economic and political—materialism, which we imbue our trust that all of real...
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Amusing Ourselves to Death - 01/Apr/2019 15:31 - 1839 days ago
When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when ser...
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Morning Visitor. Watercolour Painting by Gord - 29/Mar/2019 15:45 - 1842 days ago
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A Secret History of Consciousness by Gary Lachman - 29/Mar/2019 15:44 - 1842 days ago
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The Hermetica - 29/Mar/2019 15:42 - 1842 days ago
I recently completed reading this book. I have learned that Hermes was an Egyptian writer who had a great influence on Greek cul...
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An Active Consciousness - 19/Mar/2019 08:30 - 1852 days ago
Because we assume that consciousness is simply a passive reflection of the world, we fail to grasp its real function, to act as ...
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Denial - 17/Mar/2019 07:56 - 1854 days ago
I’ve  been reading the poetry of Mary Oliver often these days mostly because it takes me away from the fixed perspective ...
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Protected: From Under the Veil - 14/Mar/2019 13:02 - 1857 days ago
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A Tower of Babble - 08/Mar/2019 09:24 - 1863 days ago
An influx of knowledge at the end of the 20th century sheds new light on the situation of human beings in the universe. Parallel...
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The Imaginal Way - 07/Mar/2019 16:41 - 1864 days ago
It’s a beautiful sunny, blue skied day here but it doesn’t do the same for me as a similar day in Canada does. Perha...
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The Duty is Integrity - 07/Mar/2019 16:37 - 1864 days ago
Crossing Unmarked Snow by William Stafford The things you do not have to say make you rich. Saying the things you do not have to...
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Seeing What is Complacent, Out of Silence - 07/Mar/2019 12:56 - 1864 days ago
Discovery cannot come as long as you cling to the familiar. —NISARGADATTA MAHARAJ These days I find myself more than ever look...
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The World We Have by Thich Nhat Hanh - 27/Mar/2018 18:48 - 2209 days ago
We have constructed a system we can’t control. It imposes itself on us, and we become its slaves and victims. We have crea...
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Himalayan Morning–watercolour painting by Gord - 21/Feb/2018 09:31 - 2243 days ago
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Hsipaw - 13/Jan/2018 05:23 - 2282 days ago
I spent a few days in Hsipaw which is in Chen state getting close to the Chinese border. There are clashes between the Chen rebe...
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The Streets of Mandalay - 10/Jan/2018 12:47 - 2285 days ago
I wander through the dusty streets of Mandalay Near where the dirty Erwaddy River does flow And on each human face I meet Marks ...
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Untitled - 26/Dec/2014 10:30 - 3396 days ago
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Dualistic Communication - 23/Nov/2014 08:16 - 3429 days ago
I was reading to day that the english language more than any other reflects the early science view that was focused on the impor...
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Untitled - 12/Nov/2014 10:33 - 3440 days ago
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Melting - 06/Nov/2014 12:03 - 3446 days ago
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Timeless - 14/Oct/2014 14:12 - 3469 days ago
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Waterfalls - 25/Sep/2014 23:51 - 3488 days ago
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Moon Over the Marsh - 29/Aug/2014 11:57 - 3515 days ago
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Early Morning - 29/Aug/2014 11:56 - 3515 days ago
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Saturated Forest - 28/Aug/2014 20:10 - 3516 days ago
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Sediment - 02/Aug/2014 13:29 - 3542 days ago
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Intertwined - 30/Jul/2014 12:52 - 3545 days ago
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Rusty Morning - 30/Jul/2014 12:49 - 3545 days ago
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Spin - 30/Jul/2014 12:49 - 3545 days ago
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City Skyline - 30/Jul/2014 12:48 - 3545 days ago
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Cluster of Birches New Painting by Gord Clements June 21 2014 - 29/Jun/2014 08:11 - 3576 days ago
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Rainbow Birches New Painting by Gord Clements June 21 2014 - 29/Jun/2014 08:08 - 3576 days ago
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Tar sands - 01/Apr/2013 08:58 - 4030 days ago
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Violets on the Sea - 31/Mar/2013 17:38 - 4031 days ago
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Authentic Self - 30/Mar/2013 13:39 - 4032 days ago
We look to abstractions to express our experience. They are not the experience itself. Somehow we begin to believe that the abst...
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Untitled - 24/Mar/2013 09:02 - 4038 days ago
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Quietism - 22/Mar/2013 08:26 - 4040 days ago
It is mankind`s will that is destroying the planet. I use the word man selectively. Men tend to be more driven in this way than ...
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The Path - 19/Mar/2013 19:19 - 4043 days ago
I am enjoying some more colorful abstract painting on these gray days in Halle.The post The Path appeared first on Gord Clements...
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The Saale - 19/Mar/2013 17:53 - 4043 days ago
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Untitled - 18/Mar/2013 21:28 - 4044 days ago
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No Choice in Awareness - 13/Mar/2013 15:49 - 4049 days ago
I learned to accept presence some years ago although at times I notice that I reject it. It is not always so easy to be with the...
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Untitled - 12/Mar/2013 18:03 - 4050 days ago
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What Gets Lost - 12/Mar/2013 14:57 - 4050 days ago
I am 58 years old and I am learning to be a teacher at this time in my life. I am teaching English to adults in Germany. The big...
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Church Steeple - 11/Mar/2013 18:26 - 4051 days ago
This an abstraction painting using different shapes, lines, and combinations of warm colors. I am happiest when I am creating ev...
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When Will We Know ? - 07/Mar/2013 17:06 - 4055 days ago
It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work, and when we no longer know which way to go, we ...
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Close to the Authentic - 07/Mar/2013 15:09 - 4055 days ago
Just back from Myanmar I am attempting to adjust back to a German way of being in the world. It´s as if I am more insulated fro...
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The Collective Heart Beat - 04/Mar/2013 09:55 - 4058 days ago
With every turn of the head there is whirlwind of grasping and attaching to notions that separate and isolate. That isolate us i...
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Untitled - 03/Mar/2013 08:19 - 4059 days ago
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The Simplicity that Looks Directly at Things - 03/Mar/2013 08:17 - 4059 days ago
It is one of the most difficult things in the world to look at anything simply. Because our minds are very complex we have lost ...
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Tsunami - 01/Mar/2013 08:19 - 4061 days ago
I have reworked this painting a bit. My art work is always a work in progress. Being in Burma and on the coast of the Bay of Ben...
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Vulnerable - 01/Mar/2013 08:11 - 4061 days ago
I talk a lot about being vulnerable but there is such intense pressure not to deal with fear and vulnerability in our western wo...
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Unmasking the Self - 26/Feb/2013 11:30 - 4064 days ago
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The Smiles of Myanmar - 26/Feb/2013 06:48 - 4064 days ago
A democratic way of life that we live within in the west provides a foundation for the time and ability to see with awareness bu...
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I Already Miss the Smiles of Myanmar - 24/Feb/2013 12:31 - 4066 days ago
How can we be sure that our western ways and rational choices and focus on efficiency in achieving our goals is the way to achie...
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Good Sunset Shot - 24/Feb/2013 10:14 - 4066 days ago
Whats a collection of vacation photos without a sunset shot. A group of Burmese youth riding the waves on tire tubes at sunset a...
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Preparing for the Day - 24/Feb/2013 10:12 - 4066 days ago
A group of women carry the drying mats in preparation for drying fish that were caught on the previous night.The post Preparing ...
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Contemplating Football - 24/Feb/2013 10:08 - 4066 days ago
Two youths watching a football match at the Mandalay monastery. Some things are universal.The post Contemplating Football appea...
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Contemplating Contemplation - 24/Feb/2013 10:07 - 4066 days ago
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Ngapali Beach - 20/Feb/2013 01:53 - 4070 days ago
Iris and I are in Ngpali Beach a wonderful place that we have enjoyed very much. Iris has indulged in a much needed rest here af...
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Mandalay - 06/Feb/2013 00:27 - 4084 days ago
We have been here in Mandalay for three days now after spending a week in Wachit. Iris continues to be involved in surgery here ...
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Myanmar - 31/Jan/2013 05:00 - 4090 days ago
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To Burma Myanmar - 25/Jan/2013 15:05 - 4096 days ago
Iris and I are off to Burma in about an hour, We will be there for a month. Iris will be involved with eye clinics and I will be...
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Searching - 23/Jan/2013 04:11 - 4098 days ago
We must search in order to discover what we have forgotten In our searching we begin to realize that searching is about seeking ...
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Where the Heart Beats - 21/Jan/2013 21:00 - 4100 days ago
In the book “Where the Heart Beats”, a biography of John Cage, I learned that Cages life in the mid nineteen hundred...
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Untitled - 21/Jan/2013 13:38 - 4100 days ago
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Take Ourselves Lightly - 21/Jan/2013 13:30 - 4100 days ago
I am realizing a this time in my life that it´s okay to express my opinion as long as I understand that in the end I don’...
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Opening the Mind Through Reflection - 20/Jan/2013 09:36 - 4101 days ago
I came across a discussion about homosexuality today and I was most struck with the human tendency to want to be passionately fo...
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Sun Setting Over Winter Forest - 17/Jan/2013 15:36 - 4104 days ago
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Moon Over Winter Forest - 17/Jan/2013 15:30 - 4104 days ago
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Welcoming the Change - 17/Jan/2013 11:51 - 4104 days ago
I have known for some time that our experience of our world has been reduced to a materialistic, subject, object experience. Now...
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What is Hidden - 16/Jan/2013 08:07 - 4105 days ago
Meditation, simply defined, is a way of being aware. It is the happy marriage of doing and being. It lifts the fog of our ordina...
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A Little Bit Like Canada - 15/Jan/2013 08:32 - 4106 days ago
I spent a snowy weekend in Dresden last weekend and we walked around taking advantage of the photograph opportunities.The post A...
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A Much Needed Change - 15/Jan/2013 08:15 - 4106 days ago
In a world that has been reduced to a materialistic experience, the consequence of a refined focus on relative truths, meditatio...
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Right Meditation - 10/Jan/2013 09:00 - 4111 days ago
When you know what is right meditation, then you will find out what is true; but a mind that is prepared, so-called educated, th...
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Art and Openeness - 09/Jan/2013 08:19 - 4112 days ago
For many art is about a skill and developing that skill and it is about a product and refining that product. It is often referre...
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Avoiding Love - 09/Jan/2013 07:33 - 4112 days ago
It has not been an easy path to self knowing. I am and have always been a bit uncomfortable talking about love. That has possibl...
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Refining Our Hearts - 05/Jan/2013 08:41 - 4116 days ago
We develop a way of being in the world where our thinking more and more is encouraged in a way that we perceive ourselves in a s...
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Truth is Vulnerable - 04/Jan/2013 14:32 - 4117 days ago
Truth has no action. Truth is weak. Truth is not utilitarian, truth cannot be organized. It is like the wind: You cannot catch i...
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WHOFLUNGDUNG - 02/Jan/2013 08:14 - 4119 days ago
A letter from a friend. “You might have heard of the great Asian guru , who taught that the universe was merely a Great Fa...
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Letter to My Family - 27/Dec/2012 13:49 - 4125 days ago
If someone had told me at an earlier time that I would be living in Germany with a new German wife and making new friends and le...
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We Think That we Know - 17/Dec/2012 19:06 - 4135 days ago
Our world is organized in a way that is influenced by what we think that we know. We are taught that there is a way to know and ...
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Is the Human Race Evolving of Moving Further Away From Its Nature - 12/Dec/2012 10:06 - 4140 days ago
I have more questions than answers about this but the one thing that I am quite sure of is that collectively there is an importa...
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How To Look At Your Fear - 10/Dec/2012 04:30 - 4142 days ago
How to look at your fear Do please listen to this, it is not complicated. It demands attention, and attention has its own discip...
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Gords Art 80 % Goes to IWEN - 08/Dec/2012 11:20 - 4144 days ago
I will donate 80 % of the purchase price to IWENThe post Gords Art 80 % Goes to IWEN appeared first on Gord Clements....
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IWEN - 08/Dec/2012 08:37 - 4144 days ago
When I lived in Nepal I worked closely with Michelle at VSO. Michelle is a Canadian Social Worker and is one of the founders of ...
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I Live an UnConventional Life - 07/Dec/2012 09:17 - 4145 days ago
In a dialogue with my friend in Peterborough, reflecting on our own direct experience and probably assisted by many years of med...
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I Wish I Knew Than - 05/Dec/2012 12:54 - 4147 days ago
I wish I knew a long time ago what I know about being authentic and living a non dualistic life. It may be that I am only ready ...
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Kindness Through Letting Go of Self Fixation - 05/Dec/2012 09:22 - 4147 days ago
I have always been unconvinced about the idea of the Buddhist practice of loving kindness. It just seems to replace one conditio...
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Learning to be More Creative than Ever at 59 Years of Age - 04/Dec/2012 16:00 - 4148 days ago
I am learning to be an English teacher here in Germany at 59 years of age. This is a letter that I wrote to my teacher today reg...
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Manfreds Post - 02/Dec/2012 21:01 - 4150 days ago
Let me introduce myself. My name is Manfred Pieske, I’ve been an avid cyclist for over 30 years. During the 1990’s I owned a...
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Thinking as an Expression - 01/Dec/2012 10:32 - 4151 days ago
Listening to Jonathan Franzen on BBC today, the author of “The Corrections” he said at one point that “I mysel...
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Why I Paint - 27/Nov/2012 09:11 - 4155 days ago
I wonder if art does reflect our being in some way. I think it must at some level. From what I have read many say that it does. ...
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New Zealand Bay - 26/Nov/2012 20:56 - 4156 days ago
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Rex - 24/Nov/2012 20:43 - 4158 days ago
This is Rex, he is the greatest guy in the whole world.  The post Rex appeared first on Gord Clements....
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Happiness in the Smallest Things - 24/Nov/2012 18:57 - 4158 days ago
Don’t you find it remarkable, that the whole world can be involved in this madness we call war, and all the while the flowers ...
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What Emerges as Intention Subsides ? - 23/Nov/2012 07:28 - 4159 days ago
I find myself often going to this place where I am not happy with the way things are and where I want to change the way I am or ...
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Trying to Become Something Else - 22/Nov/2012 03:40 - 4160 days ago
The very awareness of what is, is a liberating process. So long as we are unaware of what we are and are trying to become someth...
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Individual indulgence - 22/Nov/2012 03:18 - 4160 days ago
I am noticing these days that for a large part whenever I am not happy it is because I wish for myself or the world to be other ...
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Nepal Dragon Flies - 20/Nov/2012 15:06 - 4162 days ago
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Morning Light - 20/Nov/2012 08:50 - 4162 days ago
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The Self Is A Problem That Thought Can Not Resolve - 15/Nov/2012 11:46 - 4167 days ago
  The self is a problem that thought cannot resolve. There must be an awareness which is not of thought. To be aware, witho...
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Grateful for Grace - 13/Nov/2012 16:18 - 4169 days ago
  As humans we question many things but from what I can see we do not  seem to question enough the conditioning that has b...
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Separated and Alone - 07/Nov/2012 20:44 - 4175 days ago
I watched the movie Contact last evening. It is an adaptation of the book by Carl Sagan and I think it is one of the most clever...
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We Dont Know - 05/Nov/2012 11:25 - 4177 days ago
I know nothing. I have been away from my home for five years now. I don’t know how to be a partner to someone and I do not...
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Mountain on the Lake - 04/Nov/2012 11:03 - 4178 days ago
My most recent oil painting inspired by my love of the mountains.    The post Mountain on the Lake appeared first on G...
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Untitled - 31/Oct/2012 12:58 - 4182 days ago
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Untitled - 31/Oct/2012 12:53 - 4182 days ago
Presence is its own reward. But it also aids in exposing me to an  energy that  is transformational. My experience has been th...
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The Energy of Presence - 31/Oct/2012 07:21 - 4182 days ago
Presence is its own reward. But it can be an aid in exposing us to an  energy that  transforms us. It also brings us towards t...
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Expressing Our Experience or Conditioning It - 29/Oct/2012 17:35 - 4184 days ago
Early in life I remember experiencing the difficulty of being forced to relate to the world from the perspective of a subject ex...
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Untitled - 28/Oct/2012 13:29 - 4185 days ago
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A Distinction Between Insecurity and Vulnerabilty - 25/Oct/2012 15:45 - 4188 days ago
As my experience in life deepens and as I settle more and more into life I can see that vulnerability is an awareness of what we...
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Reduced - 22/Oct/2012 10:24 - 4191 days ago
It is very difficult for me to be here in Germany considering that in general Germany can be oriented in a way that I question a...
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Awakening Our Senses - 21/Oct/2012 09:36 - 4192 days ago
The problem with listening, of course, is that we don’t. There’s too much noise going on in our heads, so we never h...
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Untitled - 21/Oct/2012 06:35 - 4192 days ago
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A Sensitivity - 18/Oct/2012 15:20 - 4195 days ago
I have taken this post from a letter to a friend. I also shared with her that in communicating with an intimate friend there is ...
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Authentic or Not - 15/Oct/2012 15:52 - 4198 days ago
The deeper that I go into my awareness the more I am able to see what is at the core of  early development. Our conditioning is...
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Life’s Illussions - 14/Oct/2012 09:43 - 4199 days ago
Its life illusions I recall. I really don’t  know life at all. These words from Joni Mitchel  seem to apply to what I am...
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What Should We Trust In? - 11/Oct/2012 11:53 - 4202 days ago
In preparing a bio for Twitter and my Word Press blogs arounf the same time that I have been sharing with my German language cla...
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How Can Words Express - 09/Oct/2012 15:33 - 4204 days ago
  How can I be sure of what I know and if I do have insight into some depth of truth how can I express that. Self expressio...
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Untitled - 09/Oct/2012 14:50 - 4204 days ago
How can I be sure of what I know and if I do have insight into some depth of truth how can I express that. Self expression is a ...
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Untitled - 09/Oct/2012 14:31 - 4204 days ago
w can I be sure of what I know and if I do have insight into some depth of truth how can I express that. Self expression is a wo...
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How Can Words Express - 09/Oct/2012 13:53 - 4204 days ago
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Blue Day - 06/Oct/2012 07:24 - 4207 days ago
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The Row Boat on the Pier - 05/Oct/2012 15:32 - 4208 days ago
A mystical morning on a Canadian Lake as I have witnessed many times in my life. At one point when I was living in Bobcaygeon in...
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Forest Village - 04/Oct/2012 17:52 - 4209 days ago
Painting by Gord  I created this collage using oil pastel, paper and acrylic paints. The inspiration came from my time spent in...
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The Rhythm of Being - 02/Oct/2012 16:19 - 4211 days ago
In some ways the we is a liberation experienced  in the seeing and acceptance of what is. Than one begins to see that  things...
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Up to the Peak - 02/Oct/2012 12:08 - 4211 days ago
I love painting mountains and trees and roots. Many of my paintings have these themes. This is more conventional than what I see...
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Behind the Village - 02/Oct/2012 11:46 - 4211 days ago
I am fascinated with villages and buildings and have been influenced in this by the great amount of time spent in Asia. This sce...
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Eroding - 02/Oct/2012 11:36 - 4211 days ago
  I created this painting with acrylics and pastels and paper collaging. For me this collage represents all the fine constr...
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Not Improving as a Human and/or Artist but Evolving - 02/Oct/2012 11:23 - 4211 days ago
Does not the kind of effort  to make ourselves more attractive, acceptable intelligent, efficient etc. mean there is a struggle...
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The Carnival - 30/Sep/2012 17:46 - 4213 days ago
  I got the idea for this painting from an earlier  one that I have done. I love creating expressions of Asian and African...
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Moons Reflection - 30/Sep/2012 17:33 - 4213 days ago
  Oil Painting that I recented created.  Sometimes I get ideas for paintings from what I have done previously. This came f...
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The Ego is a Part of Me but It is Not Me - 30/Sep/2012 16:16 - 4213 days ago
I am finding that I never really lose the old way of  relating to others and the world.  I am  just coming to see it more cle...
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Winter Blue Moon - 29/Sep/2012 10:00 - 4214 days ago
I created this painting with oil paints....
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Untitled - 29/Sep/2012 09:47 - 4214 days ago
          I lived in Nova Scotia Canada for four months and I have been to many harbor villages and tak...
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Un Learning - 29/Sep/2012 05:53 - 4214 days ago
  My friend shared with me the web site of Robert K C Forman today and I explored his concerns on Wikipedia as well.  He h...
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I Live Each Day - 27/Sep/2012 13:10 - 4216 days ago
I am coming to live each day with a focus more on dropping deeper into the immediate experience emerging out of the tunnel that ...
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The Depths of Communication - 27/Sep/2012 02:20 - 4216 days ago
For me whether or not to communicate is not such an issue of whether it is important or not. How can I begin to know what is imp...
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Accomplishment - 24/Sep/2012 11:28 - 4219 days ago
My failure to accomplish or attain any of what I had hoped I would when I set out on the Buddhist path is, I think, the thing th...
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Between Voice and Presence - 20/Sep/2012 18:35 - 4223 days ago
It sounds funny coming from me but I feel that words are not what is important nor is the finished piece of art. There are so ma...
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Some would say that it reflects a lack of confidence to say that I know nothing. But there is a peace of mind that comes in acce...
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What is Spirituality - 12/Sep/2012 20:28 - 4231 days ago
I had a discussion with someone recently whose response to the idea of spirituality was that spiritual people are  lazy and dep...
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Happy Creating - 11/Sep/2012 16:14 - 4232 days ago
  I am pretty lucky that I can spend much of my time creating. I love to work with shapes, colour and texture in almost a c...
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Nothingness and Pride and Other Blocks to the Creative - 11/Sep/2012 11:30 - 4232 days ago
Our experience of nothingness allows for creativity. I am talking about creativity in terms  of living life. When the mind is a...
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Self Fixation - 10/Sep/2012 14:43 - 4233 days ago
As I get older I see the madness in all the effort that we invest in becoming. This is an energy that isolates and separates. We...
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This Moment - 09/Sep/2012 10:08 - 4234 days ago
Awareness itself is the primary currency of the human condition, and as such it deserves to be spent carefully. Sitting quietly ...
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Self made Man Not - 07/Sep/2012 11:17 - 4236 days ago
Bill Clinton raised doubt about the philosophical notion of the self made man at the 20012 Democratic convention. He suggested t...
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Keep Simple and Clear - 06/Sep/2012 14:07 - 4237 days ago
It is always difficult to keep simple and clear. The world worships success, the bigger the better; the greater the audience the...
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A Different Direction - 04/Sep/2012 04:25 - 4239 days ago
  Many people are happy with their ego consciousness. I think that it is because either they  cant imagine something diffe...
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False Security of the Ego - 31/Aug/2012 11:21 - 4243 days ago
Many people are happy with their ego consciousness. They either cant imagine something different or they are content with the en...
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Where There is Love - 29/Aug/2012 13:14 - 4245 days ago
When there is intention and expectation in life and in relationship than there is no love. Only in abandonment of self do we fin...
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Difference - 28/Aug/2012 11:31 - 4246 days ago
The only way that I can cope with being here in Germany is that I must look inward and the more that I do look inward the more t...
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Untitled - 22/Aug/2012 12:03 - 4252 days ago
“As never before, new concepts are struggling to capture and interpret the impulse within humanity to give new expression ...
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Transformation - 22/Aug/2012 06:39 - 4252 days ago
As I have become more aware of the limitations of the ego consciousness that has been my reference for most of my life a transfo...
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Desiring Being - 13/Aug/2012 10:35 - 4261 days ago
What does the notion that we grow involve and how does this apply to two people growing together ? For both situations for me th...
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Direct Experience - 09/Aug/2012 06:50 - 4265 days ago
When I travel I always seem to have an image of what the place that I am visiting will be like. The experience that I actually h...
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What Should We Be - 05/Aug/2012 08:19 - 4269 days ago
What should we be. In a world where the ego is the norm in inter personal relating, relations are personal. They are grounded in...
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Swimming in the Infinite - 04/Aug/2012 08:25 - 4270 days ago
There is no meaning in meditation. It is not done to become something or to get somewhere. Robert Thruman suggests that there is...
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Beyond the Self - 21/Jul/2012 08:28 - 4284 days ago
With my painting I can go beyond the self as a long distant runner also experiences at certain points in his running or the musi...
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Roots in the Rock - 20/Jul/2012 06:25 - 4285 days ago
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Infinite Origins - 20/Jul/2012 06:24 - 4285 days ago
I am realizing these days that when we come back to  our our natural state we come to live each moment in awareness that we are...
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At the Dock in the Morning by Gord - 15/Jul/2012 09:42 - 4290 days ago
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Enliven Each moment - 15/Jul/2012 09:37 - 4290 days ago
Through art, a painter can make the ordinary come alive. As Zen students, we try to bring this kind of relevance into each momen...
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Still a Blue Life by Gord - 15/Jul/2012 09:35 - 4290 days ago
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The Humility to See Honestly - 12/Jul/2012 13:24 - 4293 days ago
  More than anything I seek truth in life. It has been an illusive search ending in pain and loneliness at times. although ...
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Cutting the Heads Off Our Ideas - 05/Jul/2012 08:08 - 4300 days ago
Whether we’re looking inside our outside ourselves, we need to cut off the head of whatever we meet, and abandon the views and...
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A FRAGMENT IN A THOUGHT - 05/Jul/2012 08:02 - 4300 days ago
I have come to the realisation that even though we search for reasons and meaning in life by way of our thoughts, ideas and conc...
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Useful However Limited - 03/Jul/2012 07:30 - 4302 days ago
When we  function from the perspective of the limited self we create separation.   We are inseparable from all else and from ...
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Limited Self - 03/Jul/2012 07:18 - 4302 days ago
The Limited Mask of Self Of all the words we use to disguise the hollowness of the human condition, none is more influential tha...
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Communicating and Sharing Our Perceptions - 27/Jun/2012 08:34 - 4308 days ago
Being honest and authentic can be a challenge. One has to be prepared to be alone.  It take some willingness to trust in how li...
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Going Deeper Than Our Opinions - 27/Jun/2012 08:04 - 4308 days ago
When we hold on to opinions and fear living authentically we block ourselves from seeing. Many people will interpret what  I sa...
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Untitled - 24/Jun/2012 12:53 - 4311 days ago
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How To See What is True - 23/Jun/2012 18:08 - 4312 days ago
I have been trying to express my thoughts about emotions and how this affects the truth but I am finding that it is not so easy ...
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Knowing Ourselves and Our World - 20/Jun/2012 14:37 - 4315 days ago
I am very much a doubter of  conventional knowledge especially as claims of being an authentic representation of ultimate truth...
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Transformation is Natural - 11/Jun/2012 14:30 - 4324 days ago
Here in Germany it seems that I have found myself becoming something new. It is not in searching for this that it has arisen , b...
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Contemplation Bench - 06/Jun/2012 05:37 - 4329 days ago
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Underneath the Striving - 04/Jun/2012 08:30 - 4331 days ago
What it all comes down to is that even if you practice meditation to become a paragon of love and wisdom, all it can do is put y...
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Where to Look - 16/May/2012 23:10 - 4350 days ago
If we want to experience our lives and our selves directly and authentically we must learn to look beyond words and ideas. We mu...
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EARLY MORNING IN THE MARSH BY GORD CLEMENTS - 16/May/2012 12:56 - 4350 days ago
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Spirituality is Knowing Ourselves - 04/May/2012 11:51 - 4362 days ago
Life for me is about discovering the straight forward truth about myself.  I know that if I was  afraid to see the truth spir...
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Starting Point: Ones Own Fixation - 03/May/2012 12:43 - 4363 days ago
I am realising these days that in my development as a carer social worker I did not really believe in myself as a professiona...
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Skillful Ignorance - 03/May/2012 11:24 - 4363 days ago
There is much about relationship that causes me to feel vulnerable. Yet the great love that I have for another can cause me t...
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Untitled - 02/May/2012 13:10 - 4364 days ago
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Holding Back Nothing - 02/May/2012 12:06 - 4364 days ago
http://www.soundstrue.com/podcast/holding-nothing-back-2/?#bottom Holding Nothing Back Tami Simon speaks with Mark Nepo. Mark is...
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Questioning Our Perceptions and Our Thinking - 25/Apr/2012 08:27 - 4371 days ago
We never really undertake a way of looking that encourages us to look at what we truly are. Philosophy is as close as we get som...
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Illusion by Gord - 25/Apr/2012 08:15 - 4371 days ago
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Something Living Through me - 24/Apr/2012 17:52 - 4372 days ago
I am fortunate that I am able to now see the distractions that I have been involved in for most of my life and that  others are...
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Open Heart Open Mind - 23/Apr/2012 08:27 - 4373 days ago
This exerpt is from Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s Open Heart, Open Mind at the Tricycle Book Club. From the moment we wake up in the ...
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The Mandalay Harbour - 21/Apr/2012 15:13 - 4375 days ago
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Nova Scotia Water Falls - 21/Apr/2012 05:38 - 4375 days ago
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Meeting What Lies Underneath - 20/Apr/2012 15:09 - 4376 days ago
Life is not easy but if we want to live fully it has to be about more than our fear of insecurity and the search to make ourselv...
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Self Remembering - 17/Apr/2012 17:51 - 4379 days ago
There comes a time when we are ready to  face the things within us that we have denied, covered over or repressed because we ar...
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Vulnerability and Awareness - 15/Apr/2012 18:35 - 4381 days ago
Shedding our cultural conditioning and coming to live closer to our nature brings us directly in contact with our vulnerability....
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What We Are - 15/Apr/2012 06:31 - 4381 days ago
We are vulnerability and openness. We develop and form our personality as a way of coping with it. Of course it is very temporar...
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The Temple by Gord - 14/Apr/2012 18:19 - 4382 days ago
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The Old Blue Barn by Gord - 14/Apr/2012 18:16 - 4382 days ago
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Goethe - 13/Apr/2012 11:12 - 4383 days ago
Germany is a place of contrasts for me. I am thankful for the good fortune that I have had to discover more deeply the works of ...
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Is Mans Home a Castle - 11/Apr/2012 10:58 - 4385 days ago
Or is it possible that it can be turned into a fortress that he can become trapped within.  In modern times we often perceive o...
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To Hear the Music - 05/Apr/2012 14:50 - 4391 days ago
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.  Nietzsche  ...
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Reversing the Flow - 05/Apr/2012 14:10 - 4391 days ago
I am really beginning to see that the vulnerability that I avoided and covered I am. Over past years I was closer to my authenti...
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Should there be Shoulds - 05/Apr/2012 07:11 - 4391 days ago
How should I be. But be not lured by higher striving For at thestate of man sariving Finished and damned is your career Goethe &...
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DESERTED TEMPLE - 30/Mar/2012 09:48 - 4397 days ago
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Untitled - 28/Mar/2012 14:31 - 4399 days ago
Everything about the meditation that I do points me to a place that I see emptiness. I find myself absent of identity and feelin...
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Tsunami By Gord - 24/Mar/2012 09:50 - 4403 days ago
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Untitled - 21/Mar/2012 09:34 - 4406 days ago
Who Overcomes Himself His Freedom Finds Goethe All force strives forward to work far and wide To live and grow and ever to expan...
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Untitled - 21/Mar/2012 07:08 - 4406 days ago
Touching Enlightenment Unwilling to fully live the life that is arriving in our bodies moment by moment, we find ourselves left ...
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GOETHES YOUNG WERTHER - 21/Mar/2012 07:06 - 4406 days ago
I came across a discussion about homosexuality today and I was most struck with the human tendency to want to be passionately fo...
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Untitled - 21/Mar/2012 07:03 - 4406 days ago
The Essence of Mind in a Single Moment Instead of thinking of this and that, one thing after the other, let your mind recognize ...
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GOETHES YOUNG WERTHER - 20/Mar/2012 17:47 - 4407 days ago
I came across a discussion about homosexuality recently and I found the human tendency to want to qualify and assert their point...
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THE ESSENCE OF MIND Photo by Iris - 20/Mar/2012 11:27 - 4407 days ago
The Essence of Mind in a Single Moment Instead of thinking of this and that, one thing after the other, let your mind recognize ...
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THE ESSENCE OF MIND - 18/Mar/2012 08:58 - 4409 days ago
The Essence of Mind in a Single Moment Instead of thinking of this and that, one thing after the other, let your mind recognize ...
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Consciousness: The Universe Seeing Itself - 18/Mar/2012 08:36 - 4409 days ago
I am only now realising how much energy is involved in working at trying to make oneself into something that one is not. It is n...
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Village Under the Stars - 18/Mar/2012 08:09 - 4409 days ago
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BEING THE QUESTION - 08/Mar/2012 08:09 - 4419 days ago
Being the Question If we attempt to explain the experience of ‘being the question,’ we can only talk around it. Bec...
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Openness - 07/Mar/2012 08:51 - 4420 days ago
Let winds come, let the sun come  — everything is welcome Once you become atuned to living with an open heart, you will n...
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What Should I Be ? - 06/Mar/2012 15:20 - 4421 days ago
I am currently learning to be an English teacher in Germany. I wonder about my ability to make some of the required changes at t...
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Presence - 04/Mar/2012 14:13 - 4423 days ago
Life has a way of seeming complicated. I think that this is because of all the layers that we add to it. Through a lot of advers...
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Ocean Side - 04/Mar/2012 14:00 - 4423 days ago
An acrylic collage capturing the colour and atmosphere of Burma.  ...
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Questions We Can Ask Ourselves - 04/Mar/2012 10:26 - 4423 days ago
It is through the darkness of the unknown that we find the light. In dieing to the known the darkness will appear. We already ex...
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Presence - 02/Mar/2012 17:46 - 4425 days ago
Life has a way of seeming complicated. I think that this is because of all these layers added to it. Through a lot of adversity ...
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Monological Understanding is Limited - 26/Feb/2012 14:38 - 4430 days ago
Monological science is the science of laws and forces, which, its supporters claim, should be sufficient to explain in one clean...
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What Meditation Is and Is Not - 25/Feb/2012 08:31 - 4431 days ago
The Heart-Essence of Buddhist Meditation Meditation, simply defined, is a way of being aware. It is the happy marriage of doing ...
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Into the Abyss by Teilhard de Chardin - 24/Feb/2012 13:38 - 4432 days ago
  Teihard De Chardin. And so for the first time in my life perhaps I took the lamp and leaving the zone of every day occupa...
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Being with the Miracle - 24/Feb/2012 09:12 - 4432 days ago
As Herman Hesse said ” each man has only one genuine vocation, to find the way to himself”. I have always been drive...
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The Miracle in a Child - 24/Feb/2012 09:11 - 4432 days ago
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The Painter from Burma - 24/Feb/2012 08:59 - 4432 days ago
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Our Contradictory Intentions - 17/Feb/2012 18:38 - 4439 days ago
Much of what we do in life is unconscious actions habitually focused on eliminating suffering. Many of our little acts and deeds...
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Burmese Buddhist Princess - 16/Feb/2012 08:00 - 4440 days ago
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Burmese Buddhist Princess - 16/Feb/2012 07:58 - 4440 days ago
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Cleansing the Buddha in Burma - 12/Feb/2012 09:42 - 4444 days ago
  What was the Buddha Saying? Would he question the many religious practices and whether they were promoting the growth and...
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Difference and Change - 11/Feb/2012 16:16 - 4445 days ago
Coming back from Myamar has caused much reflection for me. It is quite unanimously a Buddhist culture with a few minority groups...
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Coming Back To Comfort - 10/Feb/2012 17:08 - 4446 days ago
I have always been aware to some degree of the complacency and compromise that is involved in living conventionally, in followin...
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Colourful Pair - 10/Feb/2012 16:56 - 4446 days ago
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Sunset on Inle lake - 10/Feb/2012 16:50 - 4446 days ago
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Working the Water - 10/Feb/2012 14:38 - 4446 days ago
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I Am In Burma Right Now - 22/Jan/2012 05:28 - 4465 days ago
I am in the city of Mandalay and I am teaching English to children in a monastery. I will be here for a week. Iris is doing surg...
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Untitled - 08/Jan/2012 20:56 - 4479 days ago
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Market Colours - 06/Jan/2012 10:02 - 4481 days ago
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Village in the Forest - 06/Jan/2012 09:54 - 4481 days ago
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Existing in Order to Live - 04/Jan/2012 10:02 - 4483 days ago
In discussion with a friend who was struggling with his return to Germany after doing over ten years of volunteer work in Africa...
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Something Missing or Not - 04/Jan/2012 06:24 - 4483 days ago
I have realised that in becoming awake to the present moment there is a sense that there is something missing. In awareness I ca...
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To See Is to Empty - 18/Dec/2011 10:47 - 4500 days ago
This Version of emptiness is from Thanissaru Bhihkku .  Emptiness is a mode of perception, a way of looking at experience. It a...
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Vulnerable Again - 15/Dec/2011 14:50 - 4503 days ago
I have changed very much in the last few years. Meditation has helped me to come to know myself. The vulnerability that I once f...
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Slipping and Creeping Away - 06/Dec/2011 09:10 - 4512 days ago
I can see clearly these days when my way of relating to life creeps away from a grounding that I have managed to establish. The ...
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Unblocking What We Need to See - 24/Nov/2011 06:17 - 4524 days ago
In pursuing our cerebral and conditioned notions of what we think is self we become cut off from the essence of what we are. I t...
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English Teacher - 19/Nov/2011 15:21 - 4529 days ago
I am now working and have been employed for the past  two weeks as an English teacher at InLingua in Halle, a school for learni...
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The Melting Pot City - 06/Nov/2011 15:35 - 4542 days ago
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The Slaughterhouse - 06/Nov/2011 11:16 - 4542 days ago
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Separation from Presence - 06/Nov/2011 09:22 - 4542 days ago
QUESTION : I am interested to know what you mean by losing touch with presence when you were at the English Teacher training sin...
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Halle from our Balcony - 05/Nov/2011 16:13 - 4543 days ago
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Discover Your Own Wisdom - 03/Nov/2011 07:17 - 4545 days ago
People who are attached to sutras and a scriptural teaching of words can lack faith in the living, mysterious experience of medi...
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Mind, Heart and Selfhood - 03/Nov/2011 06:45 - 4545 days ago
In my personal exploration of Germany I have discovered that the Germans developed the idea of Bildung which refers to the proce...
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Morissburg Church - 02/Nov/2011 20:48 - 4546 days ago
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Wandering From Truth - 02/Nov/2011 07:34 - 4546 days ago
On a bad day I only need to know that I am authentically following the heart within. I am quick to contemplate whether or not I ...
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Challenging Patriarchal Ways - 31/Oct/2011 19:06 - 4548 days ago
I received an invitation to attend a lecture session at Trent University by a Rosemary Ganley. The lecture  series has to do wi...
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About Change - 20/Oct/2011 12:29 - 4559 days ago
I am taking a course to become an English language Trainer in Berlin. It is a one month long program. It is very intense difficu...
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Berlin - 12/Oct/2011 20:43 - 4567 days ago
I am in Berlin right now and I am enrolled in and taking an English as a second language teacher training course. I wonder how ...
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In Morrisburg in Halle - 10/Oct/2011 02:57 - 4569 days ago
  Iris and I went for a fall walk yesterday. Fall here is similar to Canada in some ways There are many maple trees and co...
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Autumn in Halle - 09/Oct/2011 18:20 - 4570 days ago
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Awareness or Not - 07/Oct/2011 17:10 - 4572 days ago
It is quite a different way to live to be conscious. I was reading Alice Miller today who was an acomplished psycho analyst and ...
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Untitled - 07/Oct/2011 11:36 - 4572 days ago
I think about many inspired and creative artists and writers who are and were greatly reflective and who struggled with life, wi...
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Blue Mountain - 04/Oct/2011 15:08 - 4575 days ago
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Fall in Halle - 03/Oct/2011 14:35 - 4576 days ago
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On the Saale - 03/Oct/2011 14:30 - 4576 days ago
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Weeping Gold - 03/Oct/2011 14:20 - 4576 days ago
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Morning Sunlight in the Park - 03/Oct/2011 12:58 - 4576 days ago
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The Saale in the Morning - 03/Oct/2011 07:38 - 4576 days ago
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Bridge Over the Saale - 03/Oct/2011 07:34 - 4576 days ago
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Winding Tree Sketch - 30/Sep/2011 18:33 - 4579 days ago
A sketch that I doodled. I have become a little bit more interested in skeching  again these days. Winding tree, a photo by gor...
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Disintergration - 30/Sep/2011 18:30 - 4579 days ago
This is a collage I did reflecting my visit to the abandined  Slaughterhouse in Halle. Disintergration, a photo by gord clement...
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Winding tree - 30/Sep/2011 17:29 - 4579 days ago
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Disintergration - 30/Sep/2011 17:23 - 4579 days ago
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Winding tree - 30/Sep/2011 11:58 - 4579 days ago
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Winding tree - 30/Sep/2011 11:56 - 4579 days ago
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Disintergration - 30/Sep/2011 11:54 - 4579 days ago
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A Letter to a Friend - 30/Sep/2011 11:20 - 4579 days ago
In processing what you and  your friend are going through and reflecting on what I have experienced I share this entry with you...
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Slaughterhouse Collage - 29/Sep/2011 18:24 - 4580 days ago
This is a photograph but it reminds me of a photograph. IMG_3055, a photo by gord clements on Flickr....
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A Painting of Light - 29/Sep/2011 14:44 - 4580 days ago
IMG_3031, a photo by gord clements on Flickr. The way the light illuminated the building in late afternoon was ideal for a shot....
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Natures Painting - 29/Sep/2011 14:42 - 4580 days ago
IMG_3093, a photo by gord clements on Flickr. Another wall in the Slaughterhouse....
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Art in a Naural Way - 29/Sep/2011 14:40 - 4580 days ago
IMG_3087, a photo by gord clements on Flickr. The eroded wall of the slaughterhouse and a wonderful desighn and colour and chara...
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Graffiti Art - 29/Sep/2011 14:27 - 4580 days ago
IMG_3121, a photo by gord clements on Flickr. This was a piece of graffiti as it existed on the wall of one of the buildings in ...
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Opening to the Mystery - 28/Sep/2011 12:04 - 4581 days ago
I am expressing my experience of struggle and my new learning to look at in a deeper way. Meditation helps one in this kind of r...
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IMG_2984 - 27/Sep/2011 20:13 - 4582 days ago
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Being Real is Simple but Not Easy - 21/Sep/2011 13:48 - 4588 days ago
To be authentic is an act of simplicity but it is not easy. We are taught from the earliest days to try harder , learn more and ...
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Being Real is Simple but Not Easy - 21/Sep/2011 13:48 - 4588 days ago
To be authentic is an act of simplicity but it is not easy. We are taught from the earliest days to try harder, learn more and b...
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Being Real is Simple but Not Easy - 21/Sep/2011 13:48 - 4588 days ago
To be authentic is an act of simplicity but it is not easy. We are taught from the earliest days to try harder, learn more and b...
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Melting City - 21/Sep/2011 13:01 - 4588 days ago
27 x 37 CM Multi Medium Along the theme that there is no separation and that what we define and develop is man made and created....
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Melting City - 21/Sep/2011 13:01 - 4588 days ago
27 x 37 CM Multi Medium Along the theme that there is no separation and that what we define and develop is man made and created....
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Melting City - 21/Sep/2011 13:01 - 4588 days ago
27 x 37 CM Multi Medium Along the theme that there is no separation and that what we define and develop is man made and created....
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New From the Old - 20/Sep/2011 07:38 - 4589 days ago
New From the Old, originally uploaded by gord clements. It looks like trees growing on wood planks. Growth can occur anywhere an...
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New From the Old - 20/Sep/2011 07:38 - 4589 days ago
26 x 54 cm Multi medium New From the Old, originally uploaded by gord clements. It looks like trees growing on wood planks. Grow...
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New From the Old - 20/Sep/2011 07:38 - 4589 days ago
26 x 54 cm Multi medium New From the Old, originally uploaded by gord clements. It looks like trees growing on wood planks. Grow...
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Flowing Rocks - 20/Sep/2011 07:23 - 4589 days ago
Sometimes when you observe a waterfall scene it seems as if the rocks have flowed into position just as he water does. I tried t...
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Flowing Rocks - 20/Sep/2011 07:23 - 4589 days ago
38 x 58 CM Multi medium Sometimes when you observe a waterfall scene it seems as if the rocks have flowed into position just as ...
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Flowing Rocks - 20/Sep/2011 07:23 - 4589 days ago
38 x 58 CM Multi medium Sometimes when you observe a waterfall scene it seems as if the rocks have flowed into position just as ...
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Himalayas - 20/Sep/2011 07:19 - 4589 days ago
Himalayas means mountains in Nepalese. This week there has been an earthquake in the country. They say that this is a prime area...
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Himalayas - 20/Sep/2011 07:19 - 4589 days ago
36 x 54 CM  Multi Medium Himalayas means mountains in Nepalese. This week there has been an earthquake in the country. They say...
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Himalayas - 20/Sep/2011 07:19 - 4589 days ago
36 x 54 CM  Multi Medium Himalayas means mountains in Nepalese. This week there has been an earthquake in the country. They say...
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Moon at Harvest Time - 20/Sep/2011 07:09 - 4589 days ago
IMG_2934, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Moon at Harvest Time - 20/Sep/2011 07:09 - 4589 days ago
26 x 35 CM Acrylic and Oil Pastel IMG_2934, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Moon at Harvest Time - 20/Sep/2011 07:09 - 4589 days ago
26 x 35 CM Acrylic and Oil Pastel IMG_2934, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Barth on the Baltic Sea - 19/Sep/2011 08:18 - 4590 days ago
From a dock in the north east of Germany IMG_2905, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Barth on the Baltic Sea - 19/Sep/2011 08:18 - 4590 days ago
I took this photo yesterday from a dock in the harbour  of the town of Barth in the north east of Germany. IMG_2905, originally...
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Barth on the Baltic Sea - 19/Sep/2011 08:18 - 4590 days ago
I took this photo yesterday from a dock in the harbour  of the town of Barth in the north east of Germany. IMG_2905, originally...
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Morning Smile - 19/Sep/2011 07:49 - 4590 days ago
A photo taken in the morning of Iris in our friends guest house in the Baltic region of Germany. Iris and I took a trip this wee...
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Morning Smile - 19/Sep/2011 07:49 - 4590 days ago
A photo taken in the morning of Iris in our friends guest house in the Baltic region of Germany. Iris and I took a trip this wee...
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Morning Smile - 19/Sep/2011 07:49 - 4590 days ago
A photo taken in the morning of Iris in our friends guest house in the Baltic region of Germany. Iris and I took a trip this wee...
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Melting City - 16/Sep/2011 08:01 - 4593 days ago
Along the theme that there is no separation and that what we define and develop is man made and created. It  is and will all me...
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Taking it Back - 16/Sep/2011 07:13 - 4593 days ago
It looks like trees growing on wood planks. Growth can occur anywhere. Iris and I visited an abandoned slaughter house here in H...
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Buchenwald Visit - 15/Sep/2011 05:46 - 4594 days ago
My experience at Buchenwald seemed to touch a place that was connected to my own past suffering. Intellectually I am not sure ab...
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When to be Human is to be Inhumane - 15/Sep/2011 05:46 - 4594 days ago
My experience at Buchenwald seemed to touch a place that was connected to my own past suffering. Intellectually I am not sure ab...
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When to be Human is to be Inhumane - 15/Sep/2011 05:46 - 4594 days ago
My experience at Buchenwald seemed to touch a place that was connected to my own past suffering. Intellectually I am not sure ab...
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New Zealand Trek Scene - 14/Sep/2011 10:28 - 4595 days ago
New Zealand trek cene, originally uploaded by gord clements. From the south island where there is so much beauty in such a small...
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New Zealand Trek Scene - 14/Sep/2011 10:28 - 4595 days ago
New Zealand trek cene, originally uploaded by gord clements. From the south island where there is so much beauty in such a small...
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New Zealand Trek Scene - 14/Sep/2011 10:28 - 4595 days ago
New Zealand trek cene, originally uploaded by gord clements. From the south island where there is so much beauty in such a small...
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Henry Pleick Drawing - 14/Sep/2011 09:52 - 4595 days ago
Henry Pleick Drawing, originally uploaded by gord clements. An arist who spent time in Buchenwald concentration camp....
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Right or Wrong: A Vist to Buchenwald Concentration Camp in East Gemany - 13/Sep/2011 07:38 - 4596 days ago
Iris and I spent about six hours at Buchenwald the former Nazi concentration camp outside of Weimar Germany on Sunday. It was a...
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Doodle Villa - 08/Sep/2011 15:21 - 4601 days ago
Doodle Villa, originally uploaded by gord clements. This is just a painting that I had some fun with painting and drawing shapes...
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Riverside Garden - 08/Sep/2011 14:56 - 4601 days ago
A collage that I finished but went back to to spice it up a bit. IMG_2738, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Color Collision - 08/Sep/2011 14:51 - 4601 days ago
I just changed it a bit more. I have worked on this and changed it many  times but I am liking it more these days IMG_2737, ori...
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Moon Over Two Rivers - 08/Sep/2011 14:41 - 4601 days ago
Another paintng that I recently finished of Algonquin Park. IMG_2734, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Creation: Beyond Intelect - 07/Sep/2011 08:15 - 4602 days ago
Much of Western religious and philosophical endeavor discounts personal experience as unreliable and has thus focused on discove...
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IMG_2723 - 06/Sep/2011 17:06 - 4603 days ago
IMG_2723, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Colour Collision - 05/Sep/2011 16:44 - 4604 days ago
I have worked on this and changed it numerous times but I am liking it more these days IMG_2720, originally uploaded by gord cle...
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PATH OF THE WIND - 05/Sep/2011 05:06 - 4604 days ago
How do we find the path of the wind and how do we stay there. There is something about our human experience that is focused on s...
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THE LIFE - 04/Sep/2011 16:26 - 4605 days ago
Where does the wind come from Nicodemus? I do not know nor can I tell where it will go. Put yourself into the path of the wind N...
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IMG_2569 - 04/Sep/2011 15:32 - 4605 days ago
IMG_2569, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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IMG_3025 - 04/Sep/2011 15:32 - 4605 days ago
IMG_3025, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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No Separation - 04/Sep/2011 11:58 - 4605 days ago
No Separation, originally uploaded by gord clements. The water the sky and the tree are not separate. It is the human mind that ...
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City Bright - 04/Sep/2011 10:56 - 4605 days ago
IMG_2678, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Colours and Shapes - 04/Sep/2011 10:56 - 4605 days ago
Colours and Shapes, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Th Bagmatti River in Nepal - 04/Sep/2011 10:39 - 4605 days ago
Th Bagmatti River in Nepal, originally uploaded by gord clements. My impression of the very busy area around the river and the v...
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After the Earthquake - 02/Sep/2011 07:44 - 4607 days ago
After the Earthquake, originally uploaded by gord clements. An abstract expression of the image of the aftermath of an earhquake...
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Algonquin Park - 02/Sep/2011 06:57 - 4607 days ago
Algonquin Park, originally uploaded by gord clements. I painted this scene inspied by the thousands of lakes and trees and rock ...
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Old German Walled Village - 02/Sep/2011 06:55 - 4607 days ago
Old German Walled Village, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Autumn on the River - 02/Sep/2011 05:04 - 4607 days ago
105 Autumn on the River, originally uploaded by gord clements. A painting from some time spent in lgonquin park on the Lake of T...
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Small Village Life - 01/Sep/2011 19:54 - 4608 days ago
Small Village Life, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Small Village Life - 31/Aug/2011 07:09 - 4609 days ago
IMG_2666, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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The Mirror - 31/Aug/2011 06:41 - 4609 days ago
IMG_2665, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Bathed in the Sun - 31/Aug/2011 06:38 - 4609 days ago
IMG_2664, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Cape Breton Village - 31/Aug/2011 06:33 - 4609 days ago
IMG_2663, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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IMG_2653 - 30/Aug/2011 06:22 - 4610 days ago
IMG_2653, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Roots Connecting - 29/Aug/2011 11:32 - 4611 days ago
IMG_2646, originally uploaded by gord clements. I have always been interested in painting and photographing roots of trees....
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Art and the Connections - 28/Aug/2011 10:58 - 4612 days ago
I have discovered that my overall consciousness and the art that I do are very much connected. Meditation is a foundation for me...
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Marsh Colours - 28/Aug/2011 09:19 - 4612 days ago
Marsh Colours, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Enjoying the Moment - 28/Aug/2011 09:13 - 4612 days ago
IMG_2623, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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The Way Down - 28/Aug/2011 08:13 - 4612 days ago
A bit of a mystical touch to the colour here. My aim is not to produce a realistic painting. That is for the camera to do. I lo...
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Marsh Colours - 28/Aug/2011 08:10 - 4612 days ago
This collage painting was inspired by walks in Algonquin Park and seeing the great amount of beauty and life going on where ever...
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Lakeside Slope - 28/Aug/2011 07:07 - 4612 days ago
Algonquin Park is a glacier swept area and much rock is exposed to the surface. this is  a scene I painted of a  small glacial...
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Connection BetweenMy Art Meditation and My Blog - 27/Aug/2011 17:08 - 4613 days ago
I have discovered that my overall consciousness is very much connected to my art work. As my consciousness expands so does my ca...
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The Way Down - 27/Aug/2011 16:58 - 4613 days ago
IMG_2610, originally uploaded by gord clements. I have not quite finished this one but I wanted to show it because I love the co...
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Lakeside Slope - 27/Aug/2011 08:12 - 4613 days ago
Algonquin Park is a glacier swept area and much rock is exposed to the surface. this is  a scene I painted of a  small glacia...
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Marsh Colours - 26/Aug/2011 10:37 - 4614 days ago
IMG_2597, originally uploaded by gord clements. Inspired by walks in Algonquin Park and seeing the great amount of beauty and li...
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There are no Experts on Consciousness - 25/Aug/2011 06:59 - 4615 days ago
Consciousness is what we experience directly. There are many theoretical notions about what consciousness is but they are concep...
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Reflecting the Depths - 24/Aug/2011 05:28 - 4616 days ago
Whatever you say, good or bad, Life will will echo it back to you Don’t say I sang nicely and the mountain echoed back an ...
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What We Need to See - 23/Aug/2011 10:53 - 4617 days ago
Living consciously is not about gimmicks. It is not a theory or philosophy. It is not one particular religion or philosophy of l...
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Riverside Garden - 23/Aug/2011 10:11 - 4617 days ago
IMG_2591, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Garden Collage - 23/Aug/2011 10:11 - 4617 days ago
IMG_2592, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Abandoned - 23/Aug/2011 10:10 - 4617 days ago
Abandoned, originally uploaded by gord clements. I am very drawn to old buildings and the character and colour and contour that ...
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Riverside Garden - 22/Aug/2011 14:49 - 4618 days ago
Riverside Garden, originally uploaded by gord clements. Colous and collage are catching my interst these days...
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Rocks and Flow - 22/Aug/2011 14:44 - 4618 days ago
IMG_2587, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Rocks and Flow - 22/Aug/2011 08:41 - 4618 days ago
Rocks and Flow, originally uploaded by gord clements. Rocks, water, colour and the shapes of nature is what I enjoy painting the...
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Riverside Garden in Halle - 22/Aug/2011 08:35 - 4618 days ago
Riverside Garden in Halle, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Untitled - 20/Aug/2011 13:16 - 4620 days ago
IMG_2581, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Rock River - 19/Aug/2011 08:20 - 4621 days ago
IMG_2578, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Antartic Melt G53 - 19/Aug/2011 01:44 - 4621 days ago
Antartic Melt G53, originally uploaded by gord clements. A multi medium painting using paper, oil pastels, water colour and acrl...
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My Separation - 16/Aug/2011 18:53 - 4624 days ago
My Separation, originally uploaded by gord clements. I painted this scene inspired by old buildings in East Germany and the grow...
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THE WORK by Teilhard de Chardin - 16/Aug/2011 16:44 - 4624 days ago
And so for the first time in my life perhaps, I took the lamp and leaving the zone of everyday occupations and relationships whe...
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Country Roots - 16/Aug/2011 12:44 - 4624 days ago
Literally a scene of tree roots  and other things in the countryside. IMG_2572, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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The Mind is the Root of Everything - 16/Aug/2011 08:23 - 4624 days ago
Mind is the creator of happiness and the creator of suffering, the creator of what we call samsara and the creator of what we ca...
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Ice Covered Cliffs - 15/Aug/2011 09:09 - 4625 days ago
Ice Covered Cliffs, originally uploaded by gord clements. Just getting up to the tree line where every thing is windswept and fr...
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Istnbul - 15/Aug/2011 08:50 - 4625 days ago
IMG_2570, originally uploaded by gord clements. An ilmpression of Istanbul. The city is a palette of colour, different shapes an...
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Becoming a Resident of Germany - 12/Aug/2011 13:28 - 4628 days ago
  Living here in Germany I am noticing that there are dynamics that arise that pose a challenge for me and for my wife. Iri...
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Pointing to the Moon - 12/Aug/2011 10:14 - 4628 days ago
Pointing to the Moon, originally uploaded by gord clements. This is an acrylic an gesso painting with pieces of collaged paper a...
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IMG_2562 - 11/Aug/2011 16:05 - 4629 days ago
IMG_2562, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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IMG_2561 - 11/Aug/2011 16:04 - 4629 days ago
IMG_2561, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Algonquin Park Hills Lake - 08/Aug/2011 17:03 - 4632 days ago
IMG_2556, originally uploaded by gord clements. from the many images of lakes and hills and cliffs in Algonquin Park on our rece...
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Algonquin Hills Lake - 08/Aug/2011 16:56 - 4632 days ago
IMG_2556, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Cliffside Village - 08/Aug/2011 16:45 - 4632 days ago
Sometimes I just enjoy creating completely from my imagination. This is an abstract painting of a cliff in the shape of a hand a...
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A New Way of Seeing and Relating - 07/Aug/2011 10:24 - 4633 days ago
A new consciousness involves coming to a place of undestanding that words are not the truth. They are like a finger pointing to ...
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The Courage to Question Our Ways - 06/Aug/2011 16:16 - 4634 days ago
I have heard it said that the evolutionary  development of human consciousness is the universe coming to a place of seeing its...
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From Our Wedding Yesterday July 29 - 30/Jul/2011 15:57 - 4641 days ago
DSC03865, originally uploaded by gord clements. What could such an all round beautiful, loving and giving woman want with such ...
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Moose in the Field - 27/Jul/2011 11:44 - 4644 days ago
IMG_2023, originally uploaded by gord clements. Iris was able to view moose, bears, loons, herons and snapping turtles here in t...
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Algonquin Park - 27/Jul/2011 11:41 - 4644 days ago
Algonquin Park, originally uploaded by gord clements. Iris and I went to the park for a visit with intentions to stay for a few ...
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Algonquin Park - 27/Jul/2011 11:22 - 4644 days ago
IMG_2108, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Getting Married - 22/Jul/2011 20:42 - 4649 days ago
Iris and I will be getting married on Friday here in Canada before we fly out to Germany on August 3.  At this moment we are ca...
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Should We Be Authentic - 07/Jul/2011 11:24 - 4664 days ago
  I am learning not to be lured into  a conventional male way of seeing that is deluded with the perception of ones own stren...
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Simple Toys - 30/Jun/2011 20:19 - 4671 days ago
Simple Toys, originally uploaded by gord clements. Children in Nepal can be seen playing with the simplest of things and it is v...
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The Self and the World - 30/Jun/2011 11:21 - 4671 days ago
Carl Jung said  that we have not understood yet that the discovery of the unconscious means an enormous spiritual task which mu...
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Himalayan Waterfalls - 30/Jun/2011 06:08 - 4671 days ago
IMG_0982, originally uploaded by gord clements. This picture is hanging on my friends wall in Nepal. I came across it today whil...
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Deeper - 29/Jun/2011 10:40 - 4672 days ago
I think that one of the realities about being  an artist that strives to reflect and express in a real way is that the real si...
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Canadian Winter - 22/Jun/2011 07:56 - 4679 days ago
Canadian Winter, originally uploaded by gord clements. This painting tha I have just completed is a remaining impressions of Can...
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GDR - 22/Jun/2011 07:05 - 4679 days ago
IMG_1486, originally uploaded by gord clements. My impression of old East Germany. There are still many remnants of the time of ...
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For Now - 20/Jun/2011 12:32 - 4681 days ago
I now know that any time I find myself looking for answers and explanations outside of myself I am lost. Ultimately the advice t...
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Mountain Gusts - 19/Jun/2011 10:37 - 4682 days ago
I can seem to get away from painting mountain scenes. IMG_1457, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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From A Cape Breton Coast Line - 19/Jun/2011 08:08 - 4682 days ago
From A Cape Breton Coast Line, originally uploaded by gord clements. The colour and rocks and shapes are most alluring. I took m...
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The Tree of Life - 18/Jun/2011 19:45 - 4683 days ago
Just got back from Lipzieg and from watching this movie staring Bradd Pitt an Sean Penn.This movie is going to be controversial ...
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An Attempt To Be With Honestly Engaged - 17/Jun/2011 18:46 - 4684 days ago
Looking at life realistically involves a certain amount of courage. We are quite invested as a society in ways that keep us from...
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Through the Cliffs Tops - 15/Jun/2011 15:18 - 4686 days ago
Through the Cliffs, originally uploaded by gord clements. Another collage influenced by my time spent in the Nepal mountains. No...
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More Nepal Mountains - 15/Jun/2011 13:41 - 4686 days ago
More Nepal Mountains, originally uploaded by gord clements. From the Nepal plane ride that I flew on four times a year....
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The Hum of a Peaceful Existence - 12/Jun/2011 09:22 - 4689 days ago
  Why are people so atatched to what they think is right to the point that they will kill and fight wars over it often in ...
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Pieces of Something - 10/Jun/2011 18:05 - 4691 days ago
An  abstract impression of life and things around me. I enjoy noticing  objects and old buildings and colours as I walk down t...
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Through the Cliffs - 10/Jun/2011 18:01 - 4691 days ago
Another collage influenced by my time spent in the Nepal mountains. Now that I am somewhat stationary in my new temporary home I...
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Rickshaw on a Foggy Nepal Morning - 06/Jun/2011 16:36 - 4695 days ago
This photo has received a lot of attention. I was in the right place at the right time for this shot.  it was a foggy morning ...
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Antartic Melt - 06/Jun/2011 14:45 - 4695 days ago
IMG_1398, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Pieces of Something - 06/Jun/2011 11:46 - 4695 days ago
An  abstract impression of life and things around me. I enjoy noticing  objects and old buildings and colours as I walk down t...
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Harbour Villa - 06/Jun/2011 11:30 - 4695 days ago
I have seen so many harbours over the past half year all over Asia and Europe and there is always a beauty that the artist can d...
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IMG_1336 - 05/Jun/2011 15:06 - 4696 days ago
IMG_1336, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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We Are Not Separate From Nature - 04/Jun/2011 19:20 - 4697 days ago
There are those who believe that, with the limits of knowledge derived from sensory perception, the limits of all insight are gi...
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Branch in the Creek - 04/Jun/2011 10:37 - 4697 days ago
Branch in the Creek, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Kathmanu Windy Day Laundry - 31/May/2011 20:29 - 4701 days ago
A pure watercolour painting reflecting my memories of all the laundry hanging in Nepal. Kathmanu Windy Day Laundry, originally ...
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Through the Cliffs - 31/May/2011 16:08 - 4701 days ago
Through the Cliffs, originally uploaded by gord clements. Another collage influenced by my time in the mountains. Now that I am ...
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Letter From a Friend - 26/May/2011 17:36 - 4706 days ago
I am seeing this as a way to live as well It has been my experience that when I am challenged I feel like there is something wro...
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Trust in Flow - 26/May/2011 15:10 - 4706 days ago
There is more to life than our schooled conditioned thinking. This can interfere with authentic living. As an artist I realize t...
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Young Woman With Her Son - 26/May/2011 04:57 - 4706 days ago
Young Woman With Her Son, originally uploaded by gord clements. Many people have expressed an nterest n ths photo so thought tha...
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Growth of the Earth - 23/May/2011 19:04 - 4709 days ago
Growth of the Earth, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Keeping the Heart Open - 23/May/2011 10:17 - 4709 days ago
Being back in the west and Germany I find it a challenge to listen to my heart at times. But I know that there is no other way f...
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A Warm Open Heart - 23/May/2011 09:41 - 4709 days ago
Minu, originally uploaded by gord clements. Minu became a friend to me over the two years that I was in Nepal. In the first days...
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Belief and Perception - 21/May/2011 14:58 - 4711 days ago
The following paragraph is from Evelyn Fox Keller in her book  The Mirage of a Space  Between Nature and Nurture.  In trying ...
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001 - 18/May/2011 17:46 - 4714 days ago
001, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Antartica Melt - 18/May/2011 17:41 - 4714 days ago
005, originally uploaded by gord clements. Inspired by a film by Werner heisenberg on Antartic...
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Right Effort - 16/May/2011 14:01 - 4716 days ago
I have come from a place of taking refuge in an illusion of certainty. I was in early years committed to the idea of developing ...
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Letter to a Friend - 15/May/2011 09:27 - 4717 days ago
  The current interest that I have in German writing seems to come from a fascination that I have with human thought. I am ama...
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Worlitz Park - 01/May/2011 10:14 - 4731 days ago
Worlitz Park, originally uploaded by gord clements. Iris photograph....
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Worlitz Park in East Germany - 01/May/2011 10:10 - 4731 days ago
IMG_1294, originally uploaded by gord clements. In germany. Iris photograph...
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Kathmanu Windy Day Laundry - 01/May/2011 10:03 - 4731 days ago
Kathmanu Windy Day Laundry, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Finding My Voice - 26/Apr/2011 19:34 - 4736 days ago
TodayI began a three month long German language course which I will be attending for four hours every morning. At the end of t...
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The Way Along the Ridge - 26/Apr/2011 19:21 - 4736 days ago
A scene from one of my many walks in and around the Dharan area of Nepal. S17A, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Confused about Germany - 25/Apr/2011 15:56 - 4737 days ago
It is Easter Monday today. Halle is quiet. Last night Iris and I went to the cinema and saw the Kings Speech. What a wonderful i...
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IMG_1282 - 21/Apr/2011 05:35 - 4741 days ago
IMG_1282, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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The Struggle For Self - 17/Apr/2011 07:42 - 4745 days ago
The horrific struggle to establish a human self results in a self whose humanity is inseparable from that horrific struggle […...
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Peterborough is My Home - 15/Apr/2011 12:05 - 4747 days ago
It looks like I will be living in Germany for a little while. Iris has adjusted to her new position in the hospital here and I h...
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The Passion of the Western Mind - 15/Apr/2011 11:55 - 4747 days ago
This book by Richard Tarnas has been a joy . We take our thinking for granted. We think that it could be no other way and that o...
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Prayer Time - 14/Apr/2011 13:08 - 4748 days ago
IMG_1148, originally uploaded by gord clements. Women Entering Mosque...
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Art of Istanbul - 14/Apr/2011 13:07 - 4748 days ago
IMG_1098, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Iris in Istanbul - 14/Apr/2011 11:47 - 4748 days ago
Iris and I just got back from visiting Istanbul where we were four days. I had to leave the European common union before I would...
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Similarities and Differences Between Nepal and Germany - 31/Mar/2011 07:14 - 4762 days ago
Germany isf the most efficient country that I have ever encountered. Quite a dramatic change from Nepal that is likely at the ve...
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March Mountain Trek - 30/Mar/2011 06:16 - 4763 days ago
March Mountain Trek, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Canadian Wolf - 30/Mar/2011 06:02 - 4763 days ago
Leaping Wolf, originally uploaded by gord clements. Something that I painted many years ago....
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So It Seems - 29/Mar/2011 07:46 - 4764 days ago
It seems to me that from a place of vulnerability we can see life with less confusion. There is more space for passion and love ...
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A Simpler Way of Life and Spirit - 25/Mar/2011 15:28 - 4768 days ago
Photo by Iris Rye and Limbu Women Celebrate, originally uploaded by gord clements. Nepal is quite an inefficient country. Talkin...
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Germany Compared to Nepal in Efficiency - 25/Mar/2011 14:53 - 4768 days ago
Germany isf the most efficient country that I have ever encountered. Quite a dramatic change from Nepal that is likely at the ve...
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Participation in Being - 24/Mar/2011 12:34 - 4769 days ago
People have referred to my writing as being philosophical and intelectual in my interests and focuses. These may be aspects of m...
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Clifftop Cafe Collage - 21/Mar/2011 06:29 - 4772 days ago
IMG_0728, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Still life - 21/Mar/2011 06:22 - 4772 days ago
  IMG_0722, originally uploaded by gord clements. Playing with colour and objects and their relation to each other....
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Out of the Stillness - 20/Mar/2011 12:00 - 4773 days ago
The mind can only know that which is in itself. It can only know within its own boundaries and perceptions and limitations.What ...
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Our Moon from Germany Tonight - 19/Mar/2011 19:33 - 4774 days ago
Our Moon from germany Tnight, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Clifftop Cafe and Garden - 17/Mar/2011 07:47 - 4776 days ago
Clifftop Cafe and Garden, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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102_1581 - 17/Mar/2011 07:40 - 4776 days ago
102_1581, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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102_1575 - 15/Mar/2011 08:10 - 4778 days ago
102_1575, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Life is Creative - 11/Mar/2011 07:21 - 4782 days ago
Life is creative. There has been a creative energy unfolding in the universe far before mankind appeared. It was there before th...
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A Creative Life is Beyond Concept - 09/Mar/2011 18:16 - 4784 days ago
During my time here in Germany I have had a lot of opportunity to sit in stillness and I have come to appreciate this space. Wha...
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Train Station - 09/Mar/2011 14:01 - 4784 days ago
Train Station, originally uploaded by gord clements. I have spent a lot of time in train stations over past months and this is a...
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The Train Station - 07/Mar/2011 13:56 - 4786 days ago
The Train Station, originally uploaded by gord clements. I seem to spend much more time in train stations in Germany than any ot...
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Mystical Mountain Searching - 04/Mar/2011 10:06 - 4789 days ago
  102_1547, originally uploaded by gord clements. Mountains have had an amazing affect on me over the years. I have searche...
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Searching - 03/Mar/2011 12:00 - 4790 days ago
The search for truth has been the focus of my life more than anything else. There seem to be glimpses here and there of what see...
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A Hike in the Mounains - 02/Mar/2011 10:27 - 4791 days ago
102_1538, originally uploaded by gord clements. One of my favorite things to do is walking and hiking. The panting is an express...
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The Salle River in Halle - 28/Feb/2011 19:45 - 4793 days ago
The Salle River in Halle, originally uploaded by gord clements. A photo by Iris at sunset as she rides her bike along the river ...
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Childhood Field - 28/Feb/2011 10:00 - 4793 days ago
Childhood Field, originally uploaded by gord clements. This reminds me so much of the fields that we would pass through and play...
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Human Essence - 28/Feb/2011 09:55 - 4793 days ago
I dont know if it is my age or the many retreats and medtation that I have been a part of and engaged in but I am learning to be...
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Ongoing Unfolding - 24/Feb/2011 13:22 - 4797 days ago
I talk about this a lot but the fact is that this is where I am at right now. I am struggling at times with the changes that I ...
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Koshi River Valley - 17/Feb/2011 11:06 - 4804 days ago
Koshi River Valley, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Koshi River Valley - 17/Feb/2011 09:48 - 4804 days ago
Koshi River Valley, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Inner City Scape; Halle - 16/Feb/2011 13:05 - 4805 days ago
Inner City Scape; Halle, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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The Male Mentality is Missing Something - 16/Feb/2011 08:52 - 4805 days ago
I just got back from a debriefing at CBM with Iris. CBM is Chritophel Blind Mission that Iris has worked with in her overseas ex...
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Buddha head - 12/Feb/2011 17:42 - 4809 days ago
Buddha head, originally uploaded by gord clements. A Buddha Head that we brought back to Germany from nepal. Iris took this phot...
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Stephen Levine–Embarrassment - 11/Feb/2011 09:06 - 4810 days ago
I think we are embarrassed by how much pain we have been in throughout our entire lives. Because we are embarrassed, we don’t ...
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Falls behind the falls - 10/Feb/2011 14:30 - 4811 days ago
009, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Halle Skyscape - 08/Feb/2011 07:24 - 4813 days ago
., originally uploaded by gord clements. A painting of Halle by an unknown artist. Halle has a very old recorded  history and h...
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Perceptions - 08/Feb/2011 07:18 - 4813 days ago
I find that I am not so expressive in thoughts and words. My passion is in painting and creating artistically. Emotion is not ev...
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Kathmandu Alley Way - 06/Feb/2011 11:17 - 4815 days ago
., originally uploaded by gord clements. Kathmandu is a maize of alleyways and streets....
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Halle - 06/Feb/2011 10:55 - 4815 days ago
., originally uploaded by gord clements. Halle is where I am living. It has such a rich and old history. It is the birthplace of...
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I Have Been Here Before - 04/Feb/2011 15:25 - 4817 days ago
I remember being in Nepal and after being there for three months and having just moved to Dharan in eastern Nepal I had a simila...
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No Line Between Death and Birth - 02/Feb/2011 06:22 - 4819 days ago
I wonder how I have come to be here in East Germany. There is not much English being spoken here. Much less than in Nepal. I am ...
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Nova Scotia Seaside Autumn G38 - 27/Jan/2011 15:43 - 4825 days ago
I used watercolour to capture the inspiring autumn scenery from Nove Scotia. cape breton and Nova Scoti are one of my favorite p...
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Nova Scotia Seaside Autumn - 27/Jan/2011 07:50 - 4825 days ago
I used watercolour to capture the inspiring autumn scenery from Nove Scotia. cape breton and Nova Scoti are one of my favorite p...
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Zero Point Nepal G24 - 26/Jan/2011 09:38 - 4826 days ago
This is a painting of the area that I lived in eastern Nepal. I could look out my back window or stand on my room and see the Hi...
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The Creative Experience - 26/Jan/2011 05:54 - 4826 days ago
There are times when I make an effort to plan a painting but many times I am quite willing to stray from the plan. It often turn...
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My Home in Nepal G28 - 24/Jan/2011 14:29 - 4828 days ago
I lived in a place called Zero point at the foot of the Himalyan hills. There are some things that I already miss about Nepal li...
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My Home in Nepal - 24/Jan/2011 09:41 - 4828 days ago
I lived in a place called Zero point at the foot of the Himalyan hills. There are some things that I already miss about Nepal li...
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Castle Garden - 22/Jan/2011 09:27 - 4830 days ago
Gordon 161, originally uploaded by gord clements. There are many castles in eastern Germany and they quite often are an artists ...
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Canadian Forest Edge - 21/Jan/2011 17:10 - 4831 days ago
Canadian Forest Edge, originally uploaded by gord clements. A watercolour painting inspired by the Canadian winter and the cool ...
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New Zealands South Island Fiords - 21/Jan/2011 07:38 - 4831 days ago
The first painting that I completed in Germany while I still had the impression of New Zealand frsh in my mind. Nepal Himalyas, ...
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Flower Pots in Germany - 21/Jan/2011 07:22 - 4831 days ago
Flower Pots tends to be a favorite theme of mine. gemnay has many old flower pots and many different pots. nepal did not have qu...
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Inner City Network - 21/Jan/2011 06:53 - 4831 days ago
An Impression from the many Cities and airports that I have visited over the past few years ., originally uploaded by gord cleme...
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Baltic Beach Germany - 21/Jan/2011 06:32 - 4831 days ago
The Baltic Ocean in Germany is one of my favorite places to go. It has a very natural beauty not so much developed and a ense of...
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.Nepal Spring - 21/Jan/2011 06:25 - 4831 days ago
., originally uploaded by gord clements. The beauty of a spring time in Nepal is most inspiring...
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Empty Pots in Nepal - 19/Jan/2011 15:50 - 4833 days ago
.Empty Pots in Nepal, originally uploaded by gord clements. This painting I started in Nepal and I finished it the past few days...
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Koshi River Rising - 18/Jan/2011 08:43 - 4834 days ago
Gord Nepal 300, Originally uploaded by gord clements. it was a very inspiring scene to see the Koshi river of Nepal come down fr...
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Why The Search For meaning - 17/Jan/2011 05:58 - 4835 days ago
In discussion with my friend Anne she raised the observation that we tend to search for meaning in our lives And she questioned ...
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Mountain Scenery - 16/Jan/2011 15:00 - 4836 days ago
Gordon 142, originally uploaded by gord clements. First painting in germany inspired by New Zealand...
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Banepa Foot Hills - 15/Jan/2011 11:05 - 4837 days ago
Banepa Foot Hills, originally uploaded by gord clements. One of my first paintings from Nepal....
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Something Lost Something Gained - 14/Jan/2011 20:42 - 4838 days ago
There is a quality to the mind that seems to desire a sense of security. A little bit of something familiar will ease that anxio...
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1 Mountain to the Sea - 14/Jan/2011 19:43 - 4838 days ago
1 Mountain to the Sea, originally uploaded by gord clements. A watercolour and pencil painting...
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Eternal Wisdom - 09/Jan/2011 13:06 - 4843 days ago
There is an energy that we are directly part of that has had an influence on the evolution of mankind and everything else on th...
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Riverside Nepal Village - 08/Jan/2011 19:12 - 4844 days ago
Riverside Nepal Village, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Turning Inward Organically - 08/Jan/2011 16:04 - 4844 days ago
We have been taught throughout our life to look to the external world and to rely and develop our faith in others that know bet...
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N13A Foothills in Spring - 07/Jan/2011 02:25 - 4845 days ago
Inspired by the wonderful color of Nepal, especially in spring. and the distant hills and mountains This painting is for sale. I...
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Mountain Rapids - 06/Jan/2011 19:01 - 4846 days ago
Mountain Rapids, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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White Water Over the Rocks 119 - 06/Jan/2011 18:46 - 4846 days ago
Multi  medium painting I love the warmth and rhythm in this painting.It is one of my favorites. I can just imagine laying close...
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110 Rainbow Sun Setting - 06/Jan/2011 18:41 - 4846 days ago
110 Rainbow Sun Setting, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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101 Basement Blue - 06/Jan/2011 18:40 - 4846 days ago
101 Basement Blue, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Science Can be Dogmatic - 29/Dec/2010 16:05 - 4854 days ago
My thoughts today have been influenced by Michael Krasny,s new book  SPIRITUAL ENVY Although I seriously question the truth tha...
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Road From Nowhere - 24/Dec/2010 15:44 - 4859 days ago
To no where. this is a mufti medium painting on oil board This painting is for sale. If interested, please see  Paintings For S...
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New Zealand Fiord Coast - 24/Dec/2010 15:44 - 4859 days ago
This painting is inspired by the amazing east coast scenery of the south island. This painting is for sale. If interested, pleas...
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Frozen Land - 24/Dec/2010 15:17 - 4859 days ago
Oshawa 1726, originally uploaded by gord clements. Iris took this very sunlit and blue photo at Oshawa in her first glimpse of t...
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The Western Love of Technology and the Mechanical - 23/Dec/2010 15:02 - 4860 days ago
One thing that I have noticed about the West that seems to contradict the East is that the people here tend to be absorbed by te...
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Painting From the Heart - 22/Dec/2010 16:03 - 4861 days ago
While I have been back in Canada I have had a chance to look at and go through hundreds of my old paintings. I see them and I a...
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The Koshi Kola - 21/Dec/2010 17:43 - 4862 days ago
A river that runs only during the rainy season coming down ans the glaciers melt and the monsoons fall. This painting is for sal...
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Spring in Eastern Nepal - 21/Dec/2010 17:40 - 4862 days ago
N13A, originally uploaded by gord clements. I greatly enjoy using colours and Nepal provides the inspiration for this....
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N1 Hillside Ridge - 21/Dec/2010 16:07 - 4862 days ago
Inspired by a scene in the hills of eastern Nepal I painted this using mostly watercolours. This painting is for sale. If intere...
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Kathmandu Laundry N8A - 21/Dec/2010 15:52 - 4862 days ago
This painting is for sale. If interested, please see Paintings For Sale.    Painting Name: Kathmandu laundry Item Code: N8A Pr...
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Monastery in the Hills - 18/Dec/2010 02:57 - 4865 days ago
Here I had fun painting in a more surreal way a monastery that I encountered in the Himalayan hills. Monastery in the Hills, ori...
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Cambleford Country - 16/Dec/2010 15:44 - 4867 days ago
IMG_0336, originally uploaded by gord clements. Some of the lovely wintery scenery of Ontario...
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Gold of the Corn Field in Winter - 16/Dec/2010 15:20 - 4867 days ago
IMG_0324, originally uploaded by gord clements. A shot from cambleford in Central Ontario where were visiting yesterday. I love ...
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iris on Presquile Point Beach - 16/Dec/2010 04:36 - 4867 days ago
IMG_0347, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Blue Rocks and Trees - 15/Dec/2010 00:15 - 4868 days ago
I really loved working with these colours. This is a painting that I reallyreceived a lot of satisfaction from painting for some...
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18A Pure Colour - 15/Dec/2010 00:08 - 4868 days ago
This ia pure water colour painting. Painting with pure watercolour paint can create almost luminous qualities in these paintings...
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29A View in a Barn - 15/Dec/2010 00:07 - 4868 days ago
I  did this water colour painting on site when I was in Nova Scotia two years ago. 29A, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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161B Purple and White - 15/Dec/2010 00:06 - 4868 days ago
This is a small collage that I have done using bright and vibrant colours. 161B Purple and White, originally uploaded by gord cl...
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156B Where to Go in Kathmandu - 13/Dec/2010 02:22 - 4870 days ago
156B, originally uploaded by gord clements. An expression of the limited amount of space and confusion regarding direction that ...
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153B Towards the Himalayas - 13/Dec/2010 02:19 - 4870 days ago
153B, originally uploaded by gord clements. The colour of Nepal in late summer is something to behold...
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Lakeside Peterborough - 13/Dec/2010 02:06 - 4870 days ago
Lakeside Peterborough, originally uploaded by gord clements. Little lake in Peterborough. Nice to visit here afer two years away...
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Possibilities - 12/Dec/2010 04:51 - 4871 days ago
The longer that I go on the more that I am able to authentically use the line that  perhaps that might be so. I am aware these...
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144B Water Lilies - 11/Dec/2010 03:44 - 4872 days ago
Water and plant life seems to be a favorite of mine. I seem to use blues and greens and mixes of them ore than any other colours...
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138 Birches in the Forest - 11/Dec/2010 03:42 - 4872 days ago
I was going through a lot of my old painting the other day and I can see how I am moving away from painting in an extremely real...
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117A Paper Muddle - 11/Dec/2010 03:33 - 4872 days ago
The colour and light shining on old papers laying in a heap on the ground attracted me and inspired me to do this painting. Ori...
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136B Up the Mountain - 11/Dec/2010 03:31 - 4872 days ago
As one climbs higher on the mountain vegetation becomes more sparse but the beauty seems to continue despite this. 136B, origina...
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Kopie von Paintings for Sale Gordon Photographed 9.12. 086 - 10/Dec/2010 02:37 - 4873 days ago
Kopie von Paintings for Sale Gordon Photographed 9.12. 086, originally uploaded by gord clements. New Zealand Water falls...
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Paintings for Sale Gordon Photographed 9.12. 071 - 10/Dec/2010 02:36 - 4873 days ago
Paintings for Sale Gordon Photographed 9.12. 071, originally uploaded by gord clements. New Zealand Shore North Island...
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Paintings for Sale Gordon Photographed 9.12. 024 - 10/Dec/2010 02:27 - 4873 days ago
Paintings for Sale Gordon Photographed 9.12. 024, originally uploaded by gord clements. Nepal Village...
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Paintings for Sale Gordon Photographed 9.12. 019 - 10/Dec/2010 02:17 - 4873 days ago
Paintings for Sale Gordon Photographed 9.12. 019, originally uploaded by gord clements. Now that i am back in Canada I am changi...
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Frozen Land - 09/Dec/2010 03:30 - 4874 days ago
Back in Canada from Lakeview Park in Oshawa Oshawa 1726, originally uploaded by gord cleme Iris photo...
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Iris enjoying the beauty of NZ - 06/Dec/2010 04:33 - 4877 days ago
Iris enjoying the beauty of NZ, originally uploaded by gord clements. Gord...
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Lake Pukaki with Mount Cook hiding in clouds - 06/Dec/2010 04:32 - 4877 days ago
Lake Pukaki with Mount Cook hiding1, originally uploaded by gord clements. Post card lake...
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Burke Pass - 06/Dec/2010 04:29 - 4877 days ago
Burke Pass, originally uploaded by gord clements. On the way to Christchurch we pased through the eastern mountain range foot hi...
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Lake Pukaki with Mount Cook - 06/Dec/2010 04:21 - 4877 days ago
Lake Pukaki with Mount Cook hiding2, originally uploaded by gord clements. So many nice views. I was just reading today that as ...
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Waikatipu Basin 2 - 04/Dec/2010 08:40 - 4879 days ago
Waikatipu Basin 2, originally uploaded by gord clements. On the waz to Christchurch from Queenstown we drove through this valley...
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Lake Alta - 04/Dec/2010 00:19 - 4879 days ago
Lake Alta, originally uploaded by gord clements. A number of the Lord of the Rings scenes were shot here at Lake Alta Iris and I...
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Coming down from Remarkeable - 04/Dec/2010 00:14 - 4879 days ago
Coming down from Remarkeable, originally uploaded by gord clements. This was a thirteen kilometre road with lots of quick turns ...
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Lupinas in the Mountains - 03/Dec/2010 23:48 - 4880 days ago
Iris loves the flowers and the mountains. She seems to be endlessly intoxicated by them. Today is our last day in New Zealand an...
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On the way to Milford Sound - 03/Dec/2010 05:59 - 4880 days ago
New Zealand has an endless amount of scenes to select from. Iris is busy much of the time taking photos and enjoying the beauty ...
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Black Ducks on Mirrow Lakes - 03/Dec/2010 05:57 - 4880 days ago
Iris photo Mirrow Lakes Milford Sound 5, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Mirrow Lakes Milford Sound - 03/Dec/2010 05:54 - 4880 days ago
Mirrow Lakes Milford Sound, originally uploaded by gord clements. iris photo...
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Eastern NZ Mountain Range - 03/Dec/2010 05:45 - 4880 days ago
Milford Sound 1332, originally uploaded by gord clements. A fiord on the southern end of New Zealand...
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Red Deer - 29/Nov/2010 06:47 - 4884 days ago
Red Deer, originally uploaded by gord clements. Iris and Gord Red deer have become a problem in New Zealand due to the absence o...
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Sunrise at Mount Aspiring NP - 29/Nov/2010 06:44 - 4884 days ago
Sunrise at Mount Aspiring NP, originally uploaded by gord clements. Ir is photo. She climbed out of bed at 5 in the morning to g...
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Looks Like Canada - 29/Nov/2010 06:43 - 4884 days ago
new 1267, originally uploaded by gord clements. Iris Photo We will be iun Canada on Dec 6. I am looking forward to it....
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Contemplation and Traveling - 29/Nov/2010 03:04 - 4884 days ago
Travelling with someone and being so close to them  can make it difficult to find that balance of intimacy and solitude that is...
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Hunderwasser Bathroom - 29/Nov/2010 02:59 - 4884 days ago
Hunderwasser Bathroom, originally uploaded by gord clements. We found this bathroom that was crated by the Austrian artist Hunde...
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Sandy beach close to Tairua - 24/Nov/2010 09:30 - 4889 days ago
Sandy beach close to Tairua, originally uploaded by gord clements. Iris photo...
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Wellington Harbour - 24/Nov/2010 09:28 - 4889 days ago
Wellington Harbour 6, originally uploaded by gord clements. Love the Blue...
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Roadside Napier to Wellington 3 - 24/Nov/2010 09:15 - 4889 days ago
Roadside Napier to Wellington 3, originally uploaded by gord clements. Iris Photo...
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Return to Auckland from Northland - 24/Nov/2010 09:12 - 4889 days ago
Return to Auckland from Northland, originally uploaded by gord clements. Iris Photo...
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Swim in Blue Lake - 20/Nov/2010 05:26 - 4893 days ago
Bilder Reise 2010 2 497, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Blue Lake - 20/Nov/2010 05:19 - 4893 days ago
Blue Lake, originally uploaded by gord clements. Near Rotorua on the Northern Island of New Zealand...
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Paiha - 15/Nov/2010 09:03 - 4898 days ago
IMG_7680, originally uploaded by gord clements. We stayed in this town on the Bay of Islands for three days...
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My Favorotie Person - 15/Nov/2010 09:01 - 4898 days ago
IMG_7661, originally uploaded by gord clements. Iris enjoying the beach in new Zealand...
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North Island New Zealand Beach - 15/Nov/2010 08:57 - 4898 days ago
IMG_7637, originally uploaded by gord clements. New Zealand has fabulous beaches and only 4 million people on the two islands. T...
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New Zealand Country - 15/Nov/2010 08:56 - 4898 days ago
IMG_7628, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Fiji Sunset - 11/Nov/2010 07:56 - 4902 days ago
Fiji Sunset, originally uploaded by gord clements. Iris photo People loved this one so I thought that I would post it although w...
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Naigani Island - 08/Nov/2010 22:14 - 4905 days ago
Iris photo Bilder Reise 2010 1202, originally uploaded by gord clements. From an Island in Fiji. I love the color in this one an...
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Meditation The Same in Fiji - 05/Nov/2010 22:11 - 4908 days ago
The path of meditation leads us into a universe that is largely unknown to us. Through our meditative way we have an opportunity...
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Beach Fun - 03/Nov/2010 20:58 - 4910 days ago
IMG_6984, originally uploaded by gord clements. Iris Photo...
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Sunset Walk - 03/Nov/2010 20:54 - 4910 days ago
Peacefull Beach, originally uploaded by gord clements. Iris loves sunsets and sunrises and beaches and mountains. Here hse is en...
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Drinking Kava - 03/Nov/2010 20:51 - 4910 days ago
IMG_7011, originally uploaded by gord clements. Having a drink of Kava which is a traditional drink of Fiji. It is a stimulant m...
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Fiji island - 02/Nov/2010 22:45 - 4911 days ago
Fiji island, originally uploaded by gord clements. Mystery Island one of the many Fiji Island. Fiji is surrounded by coral reefs...
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Bali Temple - 31/Oct/2010 23:13 - 4913 days ago
IMG_6040, originally uploaded by gord clements. Temple in Indonesia...
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Fiji beach - 28/Oct/2010 08:41 - 4916 days ago
IMG_5741, originally uploaded by gord clements. iris photo at sunset. She has been quite busy with photographing...
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FIJI A Welcome Relief from Australia - 26/Oct/2010 05:22 - 4918 days ago
We arrived in Fiji this afternoon  and it is a welcome relief to Sydney. Tomorrow we are off on the ferry to the surrounding is...
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To Australia - 21/Oct/2010 02:21 - 4923 days ago
Iris and I just got back from spending a few days in the hills of Bali close to the inactive volcano at the center of the island...
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Orchids in Bali - 16/Oct/2010 00:12 - 4928 days ago
IMG_6037, originally uploaded by gord clements. Bali has many orchids in bloom right now. And Iris with her love for flowers and...
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Bali - 14/Oct/2010 02:47 - 4930 days ago
Gord Bali 014, originally uploaded by gord clements. Bali is abreath of fresh air for us at this time. It is a very pleasant pla...
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Leaving Nepal - 12/Oct/2010 02:09 - 4932 days ago
Leaving Nepal 147, originally uploaded by gord clements. Iris and I getting ready to go to the airport....
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Yes Thats a Chicken on Her Head - 12/Oct/2010 01:59 - 4932 days ago
Yes Thats a Chicken on Her Head, originally uploaded by gord clements. This place was a few houses down from our guest house. Ka...
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My Last Nepal Painting - 11/Oct/2010 05:26 - 4933 days ago
gord Oct 7 001, originally uploaded by gord clements. I have had lots of time to play with art supplies at the guest house in Ka...
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Good News for Iris - 05/Oct/2010 14:00 - 4939 days ago
Mohammed with his father, originally uploaded by gord clements. Iris had to leave Biratnagar quickly without having had a chance...
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Abstract Hillside - 05/Oct/2010 13:31 - 4939 days ago
Ostsee Juni 2010 mit Gord u Eltern 060, originally uploaded by gord clements. Some doodling in the guest house while we wait in ...
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Good News for Iris - 05/Oct/2010 13:29 - 4939 days ago
Iris had to leave Biratnagar quickly without having had a chance to say goodbye to colleagues and friends at the hospital a few ...
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Windswept Hillside - 05/Oct/2010 13:27 - 4939 days ago
Ostsee Juni 2010 mit Gord u Eltern 053, originally uploaded by gord clements. I reworked this painting that I posted earlier in ...
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Hillside Monastery - 05/Oct/2010 13:23 - 4939 days ago
Hillside Monastery, originally uploaded by gord clements. I used lots of colour and imagination in creating this painting. As I ...
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Tree Growing in Rocks - 05/Oct/2010 13:01 - 4939 days ago
Tree Growing in Rocks, originally uploaded by gord clements. I did this painting at an earlier date but have done some more work...
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My Dharan Placement - 04/Oct/2010 14:09 - 4940 days ago
I am just ending up twenty three months in Nepal. In a few days  I fly out. I have mentioned more than once that  it was the m...
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Kamal Pokhari - 03/Oct/2010 13:47 - 4941 days ago
Kamal Pokhari, originally uploaded by gord clements. iris took this photo of a man naping as he collects tickets at the gate...
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Kids on the Street - 03/Oct/2010 13:45 - 4941 days ago
Kids on the Street, originally uploaded by gord clements. Chatting with some kids looking for some money from westerners. They a...
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Awareness and Non Duality - 03/Oct/2010 13:42 - 4941 days ago
I am discovering that what in the past I would once automaticaly  and unconsciously avoid is now so very close to the surface. ...
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Buddhist Monastery - 03/Oct/2010 13:07 - 4941 days ago
IMG_5916, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Awareness and Non Duality - 03/Oct/2010 05:10 - 4941 days ago
I am discovering that what in the past I would once automaticaly  and unconsciously avoid is now so very close to the surface. ...
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Experience of Life - 01/Oct/2010 02:54 - 4943 days ago
In experiencing stressful times I  can become sensitive  and easily agitated It makes me think about spirituality and meditati...
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Playing in the Alley Way - 30/Sep/2010 13:41 - 4944 days ago
Playing in the Alley Way, originally uploaded by gord clements. It was easy to take this young ones photo. He was playing for ho...
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Abstract Impression - 29/Sep/2010 14:31 - 4945 days ago
gords impressions 117, originally uploaded by gord clements. I enjoy doodling and creating. This painting was a product of havin...
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Wind Swept Mountains - 29/Sep/2010 09:56 - 4945 days ago
gords impressions 119, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Mukesh Shresta - 28/Sep/2010 13:00 - 4946 days ago
FCFB57CA, originally uploaded by gord clements. Another painting from Mukesh...
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New Plans for Leaving Nepal - 28/Sep/2010 12:59 - 4946 days ago
We have managed to come to a place where we can make some plans about leaving Kathmandu. We have booked flights for Malaysia for...
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Painting by Mukesh Shresta - 27/Sep/2010 01:50 - 4947 days ago
7E895F07, originally uploaded by gord clements. At least being in Kathmandu Iris and I are free to visit art shows and galleries...
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Kumari - 26/Sep/2010 05:47 - 4948 days ago
kumari, originally uploaded by gord clements. From the Kumari festival...
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A Difficult Ending - 24/Sep/2010 01:28 - 4950 days ago
The last few days have been quite stress inducing, maybe more so than I have experienced in all my time  here in Nepal. There ...
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Change of Plans - 18/Sep/2010 14:16 - 4956 days ago
Fourth Anniversary 016, originally uploaded by gord clements. Iris in the clinic...
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Change in Plans for Nepal Departure - 18/Sep/2010 13:58 - 4956 days ago
Iris and I had to arrange an emergency flight back to Kathmandu a few days ago. She had another flare up of cellulitis soft tiss...
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Looking - 14/Sep/2010 05:18 - 4960 days ago
Often over the past two years when people read my blog they responded to me in an empathetic and consoling way. This has been a ...
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Nepal Arun River - 14/Sep/2010 05:03 - 4960 days ago
Nepal Arun River, originally uploaded by gord clements. This is colored pencil drawing. I am not always creating paintings for t...
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Enjoying Photo Taking - 14/Sep/2010 04:55 - 4960 days ago
Enjoying Photto Taking, originally uploaded by gord clements. Most all children enjoy having their pictures taken. These two esp...
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Grateful - 12/Sep/2010 10:21 - 4962 days ago
I am Grateful for my experience in Nepal. There are complex dynamics involved in taking on the role as a volunteer and in workin...
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Pipal Tree Gathering - 09/Sep/2010 08:20 - 4965 days ago
IMG_5029, originally uploaded by gord clements. These will not be found i Canada as well. These trees are considered sacred tree...
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Looking for Chapters - 09/Sep/2010 08:16 - 4965 days ago
IMG_4959, originally uploaded by gord clements. Not to be found here...
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Closing Off In Nepal - 09/Sep/2010 07:11 - 4965 days ago
I  just had a discussion with a my partner organization director  about some of the challenges of doing volunteer and developm...
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Images of Nepal - 07/Sep/2010 09:58 - 4967 days ago
image690668905, originally uploaded by gord clements. Women working in the field and taking care of the children is a very commo...
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Images of Nepal - 07/Sep/2010 09:56 - 4967 days ago
image255869673, originally uploaded by gord clements. Working in the rice fields. Rice fields are everywhere in Nepal...
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Images from Nepal - 07/Sep/2010 09:54 - 4967 days ago
image1379353769, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Working in the Rice Fields - 07/Sep/2010 09:46 - 4967 days ago
image255869673, originally uploaded by gord clements. Rice is a mainstay in Nepal...
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Exotoc Animals of Nepal - 07/Sep/2010 09:24 - 4967 days ago
showimage.php, originally uploaded by gord clements. Way to go, mama!: A rhino calf walks with her mother in the Bardiya Nationa...
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VSO Volunteer in Nepal - 06/Sep/2010 08:03 - 4968 days ago
I am coming to realize that I am what I am. I can only move forward when I am able to first accept  what I am. I may have momen...
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Aloneness and Opportunity - 04/Sep/2010 10:21 - 4970 days ago
I am in Pokhara right now. This is a city that is the gateway for tourists to the Himalayas. More than any other place in Nepal ...
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Garbage Everywhere - 29/Aug/2010 13:11 - 4976 days ago
Garbage Everywhere, originally uploaded by gord clements. There seems to be quite a few garbage strikes throughout the year in K...
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Kathmandu Again - 29/Aug/2010 12:02 - 4976 days ago
Iris and I had to make an emergency trip to Kathmandu on Wednesday. Iris has caught a bacterial infection and her attempts to tr...
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Kathmandu Gay Parade - 29/Aug/2010 03:24 - 4976 days ago
gaijatra_20100828085712, originally uploaded by gord clements. Up to 1000 gays and transexuals paraded through Kathmandu this we...
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Monkeys In Dharan - 22/Aug/2010 02:28 - 4983 days ago
Monkeys In Dharan, originally uploaded by gord clements. Can be a nuisance at times in Dharan....
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Children of the Morning 5 - 22/Aug/2010 02:07 - 4983 days ago
Children of the Morning 5, originally uploaded by gord clements. Children waiting for school bus at Zero Point where I live...
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Children in the Morning - 17/Aug/2010 15:08 - 4988 days ago
Children of the Morning 1, originally uploaded by gord clements. On my way to the office in the morning I saw this young one wor...
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To Be Meditative - 17/Aug/2010 08:25 - 4988 days ago
To be meditative is to have an open mind, a ready mind and if we listen with this kind of mind we really begin to hear. If we pu...
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Canyon Waterfalls - 16/Aug/2010 06:26 - 4989 days ago
Canyon Waterfalls, originally uploaded by gord clements. I love to paint pictures of waterfalls and between Nepal and Canada I h...
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Life is a Canvas - 16/Aug/2010 06:20 - 4989 days ago
I just spent the last three days painting. It is as if I went into a time gap and I loved every moment of it. I have more of the...
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Sunsari Falls - 16/Aug/2010 05:44 - 4989 days ago
Sunsari Falls, originally uploaded by gord clements. Yes I love painting pictures of waterfalls. I am on a bit of a binge these ...
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Sunsari Falls - 16/Aug/2010 01:35 - 4989 days ago
IMG_4917, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Cliffside Waterfalls - 15/Aug/2010 06:30 - 4990 days ago
IMG_4896, originally uploaded by gord clements. I love doing waterfall pictures. Between Canada and Nepal I have an endless choi...
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The Sun Sets - 15/Aug/2010 01:17 - 4990 days ago
IMG_4890, originally uploaded by gord clements. Enjoying working with light and color in watercolor paint...
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Buffalo and Cattle - 13/Aug/2010 06:27 - 4992 days ago
Buffalo and Cattle Boy, originally uploaded by gord clements. These beasts are everywhere in Biratnagar...
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Another Waterfalls - 13/Aug/2010 05:35 - 4992 days ago
Another Waterfalls, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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A Different Learning - 05/Aug/2010 10:20 - 5000 days ago
As I mentioned earlier I most often find it impossible to express the whole truth of my experience. Often when I attempt to expr...
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A Different Learning - 05/Aug/2010 10:20 - 5000 days ago
As I mentioned earlier  my attempts to write or blog my experience  most  of the time feel inadequate in capturing thee truth...
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Connected in a Different Way - 05/Aug/2010 03:04 - 5000 days ago
Sometimes I think that when I talk about living fully  and about change it sounds like I am giving up my family and friends. Bu...
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Connected in a Different Way - 05/Aug/2010 03:04 - 5000 days ago
Sometimes it feels that when I talk about living fully  and about change it sounds like I am giving up my family and friends. B...
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Monsoon Garden - 03/Aug/2010 05:59 - 5002 days ago
Monsoon Garden, originally uploaded by gord clements. Everything is covered in a bright green mold in this rainy season includin...
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Monsoon Garden - 03/Aug/2010 05:59 - 5002 days ago
Monsoon Garden, originally uploaded by gord clements. Everything is covered in a bright green mold in this rainy season includin...
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Where to Go? What to Do? - 03/Aug/2010 05:55 - 5002 days ago
IMG_3122, originally uploaded by gord clements. A photo of a young boy in Dharan. He seems to be in a contemplative state....
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Where to Go? What to Do? - 03/Aug/2010 05:55 - 5002 days ago
IMG_3122, originally uploaded by gord clements. A photo of a young boy in Dharan. He seems to be in a contemplative state....
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The Mystery of Change - 03/Aug/2010 05:35 - 5002 days ago
There have been some risks involved in coming to Nepal as a volunteer. I have left all that I have known and all that I have bee...
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The Mystery of Change - 03/Aug/2010 05:35 - 5002 days ago
I knew when I decided to go to Nepal two years ago that I would be taking some risks in coming to Nepal as a volunteer. I knew t...
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Beretar Look Out - 28/Jul/2010 05:09 - 5008 days ago
IMG_4819, originally uploaded by gord clements. From an Observation Point in Beretar in Sunsari Nepal. This place lies in the Hm...
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Beretar Look Out - 28/Jul/2010 05:09 - 5008 days ago
IMG_4819, originally uploaded by gord clements. From an Observation Point in Beretar in Sunsari Nepal. This place lies in the Hm...
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Rigpa - 28/Jul/2010 04:02 - 5008 days ago
From A Glimpse of the Day:  In Tibetan Budhism they talk aout the wisdom of Rigpa that shines as a growing sense of tremendous...
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Rigpa - 28/Jul/2010 04:02 - 5008 days ago
From A Glimpse of the Day:  In Tibetan Budhism they talk aout the wisdom of Rigpa that shines as a growing sense of tremendous...
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Nepal: A Country of Extremes - 27/Jul/2010 14:11 - 5009 days ago
Nepal is much like India in that everything can be seen. It is a country of extremes. The other day I saw a dog that obviously h...
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Nepal: A Country of Extremes - 27/Jul/2010 14:11 - 5009 days ago
Nepal is much like India in that everything is out in the open. Much of what we hide in the west can be openly  seen in Nepal. ...
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Woman in Biratnagar - 22/Jul/2010 10:51 - 5014 days ago
showimage.php, originally uploaded by gord clements. A woman observes a flooded squatters’ slum at Jamtoki in Katahari-2 near ...
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Woman in Biratnagar - 22/Jul/2010 10:51 - 5014 days ago
showimage.php, originally uploaded by gord clements. A woman observes a flooded squatters’ slum at Jamtoki in Katahari-2 near ...
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Dharan A Walk in the Monsoon - 22/Jul/2010 03:36 - 5014 days ago
Dharan A Walk in the Rain, originally uploaded by gord clements. A soaked Dharan on my way to Chandra’s home in the mornin...
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Dharan A Walk in the Monsoon - 22/Jul/2010 03:36 - 5014 days ago
Dharan A Walk in the Rain, originally uploaded by gord clements. A soaked Dharan on my way to Chandra’s home in the mornin...
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A Walk In The Rain - 22/Jul/2010 03:33 - 5014 days ago
I walked to the office in the rain this morning. Things were very peaceful. The occasional other individual was out walking in t...
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Out of the Rain - 22/Jul/2010 03:23 - 5014 days ago
IMG_4758, originally uploaded by gord clements. Waiting for the monsoons to subside in Dharan...
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Mountain Yaks - 22/Jul/2010 03:21 - 5014 days ago
Mountain Yaks, originally uploaded by gord clements. From a National Photo show in Kathmanadu being held in July...
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Baltic Fog - 19/Jul/2010 09:02 - 5017 days ago
Baltic Fog, originally uploaded by gord clements. A watercolor painting of the northern shore of Germany...
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The Protected Heart - 19/Jul/2010 05:32 - 5017 days ago
The message from Glimpse today suggests that we know, only too well, that protection from pain doesn’t work, and that when we ...
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Himalayan Gorge - 16/Jul/2010 07:40 - 5020 days ago
Himalayan Gorge, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Roots in he Rocks - 15/Jul/2010 05:08 - 5021 days ago
IMG_4669, originally uploaded by gord clements. Multi Medium...
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Nirjara - 15/Jul/2010 04:58 - 5021 days ago
Nijara is the daughter of an assistant that works for my friend Parbatti. Their family is a lower cast family and quite impoveri...
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Nirjara and friends - 14/Jul/2010 05:44 - 5022 days ago
Nirjara and friends, originally uploaded by gord clements. Nirjara is the girl in the pink. From the support that I have receive...
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Are We Missing Something With Our Children - 14/Jul/2010 05:07 - 5022 days ago
Is it possible that in our very extreme western emphasis and reliance on our intellectual perception that we have lost something...
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Biratnagar - 12/Jul/2010 11:05 - 5024 days ago
IMG_1304, originally uploaded by gord clements. Dusty streets...
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Without Emptiness - 12/Jul/2010 10:37 - 5024 days ago
I went for a walk through the downtown area of  Biratnagar for the first time in a few months today. It was a very hot and hum...
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Kopie von Bridge to Rügen - 11/Jul/2010 13:17 - 5025 days ago
Kopie von Bridge to Rügen, originally uploaded by gord clements. iris...
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Kopie von Baltic Sea colours - 11/Jul/2010 13:08 - 5025 days ago
Kopie von Baltic Sea colours, originally uploaded by gord clements. Iris mother on the beach at the Baltic sea...
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Kopie von Auf dem Darsser Bodden - 11/Jul/2010 13:05 - 5025 days ago
Kopie von Auf dem Darsser Bodden, originally uploaded by gord clements. Iris Photo...
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Regentag - 11/Jul/2010 08:01 - 5025 days ago
regentag, originally uploaded by gord clements. By Hundertwasser...
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The Beauty of Emptiness - 11/Jul/2010 07:29 - 5025 days ago
I went for a walk through the downtown area of Biratnagar for the first time in a few months today. It was a very hot and humid ...
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Art in Germany - 11/Jul/2010 03:19 - 5025 days ago
While I was in Germany I  actively sought our opportunities to explore the art community. We visited many small art galleries a...
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Relating - 08/Jul/2010 05:09 - 5028 days ago
This Glimpse expresses my perception quite well. Coming back from spending a month in Germany one can see the efficiency of  wh...
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Nepal has Heart - 08/Jul/2010 04:48 - 5028 days ago
After four days back I am feeling that I have readjusted to Nepal. Dealing with jet lag and the extreme transition took a few da...
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Inner Intimacy - 07/Jul/2010 06:01 - 5029 days ago
The message that I received  today from The Glimpse of the Day seemed to relate to what I was talking about in my blog about re...
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Reflection on Relationships That Become Institutions - 07/Jul/2010 05:28 - 5029 days ago
It seems to me that so many things in the east and west interfere with authentic relating. I have heard so many stories lately o...
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Canada Day 2 - 06/Jul/2010 10:38 - 5030 days ago
Canada Day 2, originally uploaded by gord clements. For the American Fourth of July...
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Canada Day Celebration - 06/Jul/2010 10:37 - 5030 days ago
Canada Day Celebration, originally uploaded by gord clements. A few days late...
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Chicadee drawing - 06/Jul/2010 10:19 - 5030 days ago
Chicadee drawing, originally uploaded by gord clements. I miss these creatures from Ontario...
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Rocks in the Serf - 06/Jul/2010 10:14 - 5030 days ago
Rocks in the Serf, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Iris in Poppy Field - 06/Jul/2010 09:04 - 5030 days ago
Iris in Poppy Field, originally uploaded by gord clements. Iris’s family are gardeners and she has a strong predispositi...
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Beach on the Baltic Sea - 06/Jul/2010 05:36 - 5030 days ago
Beach on the Baltic Sea, originally uploaded by gord clements. We spent a lot of time on the beaches along the north coast of ...
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Back in Dharan - 06/Jul/2010 05:20 - 5030 days ago
I arrived in Dharan yesterday afternoon and I am with my partner agency and at the KYC office this morning. The organization has...
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Baltic Sea - 29/Jun/2010 19:55 - 5037 days ago
I just spent a week on the northern coast of Germany on the Baltic Sea and I am now back in Dresdan. I will be headed back to Ne...
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Bubbles - 29/Jun/2010 19:50 - 5037 days ago
Just haqving fun with colour and shapes on my holiday in Germany Bubbles, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Iris and I on the Baltic Sea Beach - 29/Jun/2010 19:44 - 5037 days ago
Ostsee 2010 Juni 730, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Beach Forest on Baltic Sea - 29/Jun/2010 19:02 - 5037 days ago
Beach Forest on Baltic Sea, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Flower Pot - 20/Jun/2010 14:55 - 5046 days ago
IMG_3924, originally uploaded by gord clements. Still life using multi medium...
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Mouhntain Ridge - 20/Jun/2010 14:50 - 5046 days ago
Mouhntain Ridge, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Intimate Dance - 20/Jun/2010 14:45 - 5046 days ago
Intimate Dance, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Koshi River Nepal - 20/Jun/2010 14:39 - 5046 days ago
Koshi River Nepal, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Riverside Nepal Village - 20/Jun/2010 14:35 - 5046 days ago
Riverside Nepal Village, originally uploaded by gord clements. Multi Medium...
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Zero Point Village - 20/Jun/2010 14:35 - 5046 days ago
Zero Point Village, originally uploaded by gord clements. Watercolour and other mediums...
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Dresdan - 17/Jun/2010 16:59 - 5049 days ago
I am back in Dresdan with Iris and I am feeling much better. In Dresdan there is a slower pace to life. Koln, Hamburg and Berlin...
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Western Toilets - 14/Jun/2010 06:46 - 5052 days ago
Germans love their football. Last night Germany defeated Australia 4 to 0 in their first South African world cup match and this ...
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Koln - 13/Jun/2010 16:44 - 5053 days ago
Last night I went to a concert in the beautiful Berlin concert hall. A ticket had been purchased by a friend of Iris here in Ber...
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Adjusting to New Places - 11/Jun/2010 09:53 - 5055 days ago
Adjustment seems to be about letting go. If I bring fixed ideas about how a place should be or if I am uncomfortable because it ...
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Adjusting to Germany - 11/Jun/2010 09:45 - 5055 days ago
Last night I went to a concert in the beautiful Berlin concert hall. A ticket had been purchased by a friend of Iris here in Ber...
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Berlin - 09/Jun/2010 14:05 - 5057 days ago
I am presently in Berlin and have been here for the past six days. I have now been in Germany for ten days.  Germany is the com...
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Nepal STILL Stuck - 26/May/2010 02:50 - 5071 days ago
The crucial meeting of the big three parties has ended for Tuesday without any substantial outcome. The meeting held at the par...
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Maoists Seem to be Softening Their Position - 25/May/2010 11:47 - 5072 days ago
This means that there might be an ease in political tension over the next few days. There was a general  sense that people were...
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Maoists Soften their Position on Constituent Assembly - 25/May/2010 02:45 - 5072 days ago
Maoists Soften This means that there is a greater chance that protest and conflict will be reduced over the next few days. ...
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Being Real - 23/May/2010 03:39 - 5074 days ago
I am feeling  quite vulnerable today but  at the same time quite real. It is a good thing to escape from the unreal of thinki...
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Mid Afternoon Rest Time - 21/May/2010 05:19 - 5076 days ago
Mid Afternoon Rest Time, originally uploaded by gord clements. The extreme heat of the day makes an afternoon rest a necessity...
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Another Waterfalls - 21/May/2010 04:59 - 5076 days ago
Another Waterfalls, originally uploaded by gord clements. One of the endless number of waterfalls in Nepal...
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Another Falls - 20/May/2010 14:02 - 5077 days ago
Another Falls, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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So Many Waterfalls - 20/May/2010 09:32 - 5077 days ago
So Many Waterfalls , originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Ripening Fruit - 20/May/2010 04:46 - 5077 days ago
There is a certain amount that we must die to the old before we can open to the new. One can not know what that opening to the n...
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Takin It Easy - 19/May/2010 11:33 - 5078 days ago
Takin It Easy, originally uploaded by gord clements. On a hot afternoon...
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Pushing the Limits - 18/May/2010 09:30 - 5079 days ago
I just passed the year and a half mark that I have been here in Nepal. At times I am feeling that I can no longer cope in Nepal....
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Sleeping on the Roof - 18/May/2010 09:13 - 5079 days ago
Sleeping on Roof, originally uploaded by gord clements. The weather is so hot these days and it has forced me to the roof wher...
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Hillside Early Evening Moon - 14/May/2010 06:41 - 5083 days ago
Hillside Early Evening Moon, originally uploaded by gord clements. A bit of an abstraction in my mood when I did this painting...
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Kanti Ba Batikai School Children - 14/May/2010 03:03 - 5083 days ago
kanti Bali School Children, originally uploaded by gord clements. Children who go to school in Nepal are required to wear unif...
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Happy Birthday and Mothers Day - 14/May/2010 02:59 - 5083 days ago
Mothers Day and my mothers birthday are so close together and it is so difficult to mail anything  of receive anything from Nep...
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CHLOE–Atom Egoyan - 14/May/2010 02:33 - 5083 days ago
I enjoyed this movie by one of my favorite directors Atom Egoyan. It seems to explore  themes of convention, trust , authentici...
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Standing Still in Nepal - 12/May/2010 11:16 - 5085 days ago
  I have made beautiful frtiendships here with some loving and caring individuals. There are many other things that I love abou...
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Nepal Waterfalls - 08/May/2010 07:34 - 5089 days ago
Nepal Waterfalls, originally uploaded by gord clements. There are obviously many water falls in Nepal. I love to do paintings ...
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Strike Ended But Protests Not - 08/May/2010 01:32 - 5089 days ago
KATHMANDU, MAY 07 – After six long days of stringent general strike, the main opposition party UCPN (Maoist) withdrew i...
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Village Market - 07/May/2010 02:18 - 5090 days ago
IMG_4763 (2), originally uploaded by gord clements. Iris brought her camera along on are walk through the village paths as she ...
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May 7 Escalating Conflict in Nepal - 07/May/2010 02:10 - 5090 days ago
Aggression and conflict have escalated in the country. Curfews have been set in some districts and the police are out in large n...
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Lentils and Stuff - 07/May/2010 01:47 - 5090 days ago
Lentils and Stuff, originally uploaded by gord clements. When I got back to Biratnagar and Iris got off work we went for a wal...
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Nepal is Stuck May 6 - 06/May/2010 09:25 - 5091 days ago
I flew to Biratnagar this morning and I am writing from Iris home. I had to walk  seven  kilometers to the airport in Kathmand...
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Strike Update May 5 - 05/May/2010 06:43 - 5092 days ago
We are into Day 4 of an indefinite Maoist nationwide strike. I have arranged for a flight back to Iris’ home in Biratnaga...
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May 4 Day Four - 05/May/2010 02:08 - 5092 days ago
It is  day four of the strike and fresh food is not entering the city and movement is restricted. I am trying to get back to Bi...
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May 3 Kathmandu - 03/May/2010 00:51 - 5094 days ago
It is 6:30 AM and I am just getting up. Across the street is a badminton club and I hear the members playing as usual. That is a...
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Nepal Shutdown - 03/May/2010 00:47 - 5094 days ago
Maoists’ strike shuts down Nepal to topple government The strike has so far been peaceful but security forces...
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May2 11AM - 02/May/2010 05:01 - 5095 days ago
11 AM   Nothing open in Kathmandu but the Maoists are keeping things peaceful. Sooo many red flags  and protesters. This may ...
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May 2 - 02/May/2010 01:40 - 5095 days ago
May 1 went over rather peaceful. Maoists continued to gather but there were no major problems. It is Sunday morning at 7 AM and ...
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Escalation in Confrontation - 01/May/2010 04:07 - 5096 days ago
It seems that both sides the Maoists and the government are not backing down and there is expected to be confrontation today. I ...
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In Kathmandu : Day Before Protests - 30/Apr/2010 02:31 - 5097 days ago
It poured rain yesterday here in Kathmandu. Iris said that it rained as well in Biratnagar. This is quite unusual for this time ...
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Mindfullness - 30/Apr/2010 02:22 - 5097 days ago
It is not rocket science that we need to know to awaken to our true nature. Along the path I have found that there are many an i...
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Mountain Falls - 29/Apr/2010 05:57 - 5098 days ago
Mountain Falls, originally uploaded by gord clements. Not quite finished this one as well. I will get back to it when I return...
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Moonscape - 29/Apr/2010 05:50 - 5098 days ago
IMG_4731, originally uploaded by gord clements. I am not really finished this but I thought that i would take time out from th...
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Follow Your Heart - 29/Apr/2010 04:23 - 5098 days ago
Do whatever you must do In following  your heart In living life as it calls you to Share your heart openly with me I will be m...
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Maoist Protest on Sunday - 28/Apr/2010 12:45 - 5099 days ago
The Maoists will be going ahead with their protest on Sunday. VSO  has given us the option to return to Kathmandu before the pr...
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Rather than Love, than Money than Fame Give Me Truth - 28/Apr/2010 07:25 - 5099 days ago
This is a quote from Henry David Thoreau In life I am most interested in  seeing and exploring what is  truthful. So often we ...
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Time of Escalating Possibility of Conflict - 28/Apr/2010 02:35 - 5099 days ago
The main opposition Unified CPN (Maoist) has announced indefinite nationwide general strike from May 2. Organising a press confe...
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Rivers Edge - 23/Apr/2010 11:52 - 5104 days ago
Rivers Edge, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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View From the Peak - 23/Apr/2010 11:51 - 5104 days ago
IMG_3096, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Young Foragers - 23/Apr/2010 10:10 - 5104 days ago
Foraging, originally uploaded by gord clements. Young ones going through the refuse at he local dump in Biratnagar...
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The Taste of an Orange - 23/Apr/2010 09:00 - 5104 days ago
In past times every time that I made plans to travel to a new place I would begin to  research and in turn contemplate how it w...
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Nepal Dragon Flies - 21/Apr/2010 10:22 - 5106 days ago
Nepal Dragon Flies, originally uploaded by gord clements. Iris and I were out for a walk one evening and encountered hundreds ...
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Fight Club - 19/Apr/2010 12:40 - 5108 days ago
Quite surprisingly I came across and purchased  a copy of the movie  “Fight Club” here in Biratnagar this week. If...
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Desert Color - 19/Apr/2010 12:36 - 5108 days ago
112 Desert Color, originally uploaded by gord clements. An old water color that I dd in Canada. I miss using quality materia...
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Narcicissm and Meditation - 19/Apr/2010 11:54 - 5108 days ago
Any philosophy of life can be turned into a narcissistic indulgence as can any political or  religious involvement or  even an...
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Difficult Time of Year - 15/Apr/2010 10:20 - 5112 days ago
It is quite an unpleasant time of the year here in Nepal for me. Temperatures seem to be at their hottest without the relief of ...
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Sammunat Donation - 15/Apr/2010 09:32 - 5112 days ago
Thank You to me friends Cheryl White and Anne Cole we were able to make another helpful donation to the  Samunat Womens Support...
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Road to Beretar - 11/Apr/2010 09:44 - 5116 days ago
Road to Beretar, originally uploaded by gord clements. The best made road in Nepal created by the British when they built the ...
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Beretar Village in the Hills - 08/Apr/2010 05:01 - 5119 days ago
IMG_2910, originally uploaded by gord clements. A watercolour of a village that I came across in a trek in the hills....
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Biratnagar Shop - 08/Apr/2010 04:55 - 5119 days ago
Biratnagar Shop, originally uploaded by gord clements. Having Chiya and just hanging around town....
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The Dance of Intimacy - 08/Apr/2010 04:54 - 5119 days ago
I realize that I talk a lot about intimcay. This is because I am realizing how little that I know about it. Underneath all the l...
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Chiya Time - 07/Apr/2010 06:08 - 5120 days ago
Chiya Time, originally uploaded by gord clements. Many people are un employed in Nepal and looking for opportunities and this ...
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Nepal is Changing Slowly - 07/Apr/2010 06:06 - 5120 days ago
I imagine that it is similar in most countries but it seems to me that in Nepal there is a subtle pressure present wherever you ...
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Constitution Doubts, Bandhs and other things - 07/Apr/2010 05:15 - 5120 days ago
Doubts over completion of the constitution continue to deepen. The Maoists have announced their intention of increased agitation...
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Flowers by the Window - 02/Apr/2010 08:07 - 5125 days ago
IMG_2880, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Flower Garden on the Sea - 02/Apr/2010 07:59 - 5125 days ago
A color pencil and watercolor work place doodle. I love to doodle and sketch when I have free time at work or at workshops when ...
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Village in the Eastern Himalaya Hills - 31/Mar/2010 12:22 - 5127 days ago
Village in the Eastern Hills, originally uploaded by gord clements. A collage. I have not done one of these for quite some tim...
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The New and the Old in Nepal - 31/Mar/2010 12:19 - 5127 days ago
In Nepal over the past few weeks there has been much talk about the attempts by the monarchy and the traditional religious right...
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Thamel - 31/Mar/2010 02:55 - 5127 days ago
Thamel, originally uploaded by gord clements. pencil crayon and water color...
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Coastal Village - 31/Mar/2010 02:51 - 5127 days ago
Coastal Village, originally uploaded by gord clements. This photo captured the colors and mood a bit better than the last sho...
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Intelectual Interpretation - 30/Mar/2010 06:34 - 5128 days ago
Until the dawning of our realization of the truth of presence we continually bring intellectual interpretation into the present ...
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My Nepal Adventure Soon Coming to and End - 29/Mar/2010 09:54 - 5129 days ago
I am entering into my eighteen month  in Nepal and I am sure that I will be leaving within the time  span of six months. I am ...
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Birch trees on a River - 28/Mar/2010 13:03 - 5130 days ago
Birch trees on a River, originally uploaded by gord clements. Not a scene in Nepal....
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Coastal Village - 28/Mar/2010 11:01 - 5130 days ago
Coastal Village, originally uploaded by gord clements. Not a scene from around here. All this focus on my art , on coastal vi...
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Coastal Village - 28/Mar/2010 11:01 - 5130 days ago
Coastal Village, originally uploaded by gord clements. Not a scene from around here. All this focus on my art , on coastal vi...
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Fishing Village - 26/Mar/2010 14:46 - 5132 days ago
Fishing Village, originally uploaded by gord clements. Not in Nepal. I used color pencils to do this painting from a picture....
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Coastal Village - 22/Mar/2010 15:56 - 5136 days ago
IMG_2681, originally uploaded by gord clements. Most recent painting. not from a scene around here...
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Guarding the Laundry - 19/Mar/2010 03:44 - 5139 days ago
IMG_2082, originally uploaded by gord clements. Another laundry shot...
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Laundry obsession - 19/Mar/2010 03:39 - 5139 days ago
Laundry obsession, originally uploaded by gord clements. A couple of laundry shots for the laundry lovers...
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Laundryville - 17/Mar/2010 12:31 - 5141 days ago
IMG_2606, originally uploaded by gord clements. A number of ndividuals have told me that they like the laundry shots. I came a...
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Street Childen in Gang Fights in Kat - 15/Mar/2010 02:57 - 5143 days ago
Street Childen in Gang Fights in Kat, originally uploaded by gord clements. It is a common sight to see children hanging and s...
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The Unconscious Mind - 14/Mar/2010 03:32 - 5144 days ago
I have ambivalent thoughts and feelings about the development of counseling as a profession. It can be a helpful service and tha...
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Cognitive Therapy Workshop and the Escalation of Disorder - 13/Mar/2010 06:29 - 5145 days ago
I am in Kathmandu for ten days at this time. I just finished a two day Cognitive Therapy theory workshop that I facilitated with...
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Thamel - 13/Mar/2010 03:47 - 5145 days ago
I am in Kathmandu right now and this photo that I took yesterday afternoon captures the  feeling of  Thamel.  IMG_2453, origi...
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Kat Ntional Park 2008 # 1 - 13/Mar/2010 03:41 - 5145 days ago
Kat Ntional Park 2008 # 1, originally uploaded by gord clements. From the national park at the north edge of Kathmandu city...
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Flowers and Pots - 13/Mar/2010 03:32 - 5145 days ago
Flowers and Pots, originally uploaded by gord clements. I love the color, character and shapes in this photo. It reminds me of...
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Small town collage - 13/Mar/2010 03:21 - 5145 days ago
IMG_2407, originally uploaded by gord clements. As  mentioned earlier I said that I wasnt finished with this picture and I prob...
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Collage Town - 12/Mar/2010 02:29 - 5146 days ago
Collage Town, originally uploaded by gord clements. Using paper and multi medium supplies to have fun. May not be finished wit...
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Through the Gate - 12/Mar/2010 02:25 - 5146 days ago
Through the Gate, originally uploaded by gord clements. A favorite of Mine...
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Grateful - 12/Mar/2010 02:10 - 5146 days ago
Grateful, originally uploaded by gord clements. The school that my Canadian friends made a donation of a computer to invited ...
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Pots - 12/Mar/2010 02:06 - 5146 days ago
IMG_2436, originally uploaded by gord clements. Playing with shapes and color and light and texture with multi medium art suppli...
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afternoon rest - 11/Mar/2010 10:24 - 5147 days ago
IMG_2394, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Laundry - 11/Mar/2010 02:55 - 5147 days ago
IMG_2348 (2), originally uploaded by gord clements. here is more laundry hangig than anythng else in nepal...
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True Seeing - 09/Mar/2010 03:57 - 5149 days ago
There seems to be an expectation in development work that people volunteering must adapt to the hosting country. This is seen to...
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Accountability in Nepal - 08/Mar/2010 02:20 - 5150 days ago
The reasons that the people of Nepal feel such a sense of being stuck are many and they are complex in their origins, degree of ...
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A Way of Seeing - 25/Feb/2010 02:41 - 5161 days ago
    My life is changing quite a bit these days. I am planning to visit Germany for a month in June and than I will return to N...
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Hillside Forest - 23/Feb/2010 11:07 - 5163 days ago
Hillside Forest, originally uploaded by gord clements. A painting from the endless hillside and mountain scenery in Nepal...
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Kathmandu Art Show - 23/Feb/2010 11:05 - 5163 days ago
Kathmandu Art Show, originally uploaded by gord clements. Visiting art shows with Iris this week inspired me in painting this ...
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Kathmandu Street - 23/Feb/2010 11:00 - 5163 days ago
Kathmandu Street, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Rythymn and Flow - 23/Feb/2010 02:45 - 5163 days ago
Rythymn and Flow, originally uploaded by gord clements. A photograph that I took when I was in Patan this past week. I enjoyed...
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Holiday Contemplation in Tripoli - 23/Feb/2010 02:24 - 5163 days ago
Holiay Contemplation in Tripoli, originally uploaded by gord clements. Iris and I trekked to a Newari village at the south bor...
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In Presence - 22/Feb/2010 03:23 - 5164 days ago
From a Friend I hear that you are going to do some more traveling. New adventures. You seem to have been able through in Nepal t...
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Stuck and Ready to Move - 17/Feb/2010 06:05 - 5169 days ago
I just realized that I am genuinely adapting to Nepal. A clear indicator of that is that I am feeling stuck and disempowered. My...
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Kathmandu leopard - 15/Feb/2010 03:27 - 5171 days ago
Kathmandu leopard, originally uploaded by gord clements. Occasionally leopards wander into Kathmandu and end up injuring or ki...
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Dharan Garden - 15/Feb/2010 03:21 - 5171 days ago
Dharan Garden, originally uploaded by gord clements. Dharan has some lovely homes and gardens and is one of the more affluent...
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Scales - 15/Feb/2010 03:17 - 5171 days ago
Scales, originally uploaded by gord clements. Something about the neutral color, stones, contrasts and scale that caught my ey...
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Art in Shanty Town - 15/Feb/2010 03:14 - 5171 days ago
Art in Shanty Town, originally uploaded by gord clements. Walking through the impoverished part of Dharan there are sometimes ...
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Beautiful Smile - 12/Feb/2010 03:05 - 5174 days ago
Beautiful Smile, originally uploaded by gord clements. I couldn’t resist blogging this picture of Smriti at the cafe tha...
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Village Doodle - 11/Feb/2010 07:41 - 5175 days ago
Village Doodle, originally uploaded by gord clements. I have  accumulated quite a collection of doodles over the years. I have ...
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Nepal Hillside Village Doodle - 11/Feb/2010 07:38 - 5175 days ago
Nepal Hillside Village Doodle, originally uploaded by gord clements. I spend a lot of time in workshops and when am there I doo...
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Separation and Sufferring - 11/Feb/2010 02:55 - 5175 days ago
A human being is part of a whole, called by us the ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his...
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Still Life - 11/Feb/2010 02:51 - 5175 days ago
IMG_1813 – Copy, originally uploaded by gord clements. Watercolor of flowers. The name I do not know. There are so many ...
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Choosing Freedom - 11/Feb/2010 02:48 - 5175 days ago
I was speaking with my young female friend Mangu the other day. She was telling me that she was going to be going to Calcutta fo...
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Highland Rapids - 10/Feb/2010 02:49 - 5176 days ago
IMG_1779, originally uploaded by gord clements. I finished this piece recently that I started quite a while ago. Sometimes it ...
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The Burden of Cataract Blindness: a Story From Nepal - 04/Feb/2010 10:25 - 5182 days ago
The team at Seva Nepal are brilliant! Doctor Iris Winter, Kandel, Parami and Shravan work tirelessly to bring eye care to the ve...
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SEVA NEPAL CANADA Photo 1 - 04/Feb/2010 09:58 - 5182 days ago
4-blind-grandmother-has-her-eyes-examined-before-catarat-surgery-Nepal-Seva, originally uploaded by gord clements. The blind w...
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SEVA NEPAL CANADA Photo 2 - 04/Feb/2010 09:56 - 5182 days ago
2-image-blind-woman-waiting-at-Terathum-Eye-Camp-Seva-Nepal, originally uploaded by gord clements. Here she waits, sitting in th...
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SEVA NEPAL CANADA Photo 3 - 04/Feb/2010 09:54 - 5182 days ago
3-teenage-boy-carries-his-blind-grandmother-into-the-eye-camp-at-Terathum-Nepal-Seva1, originally uploaded by gord clements. T...
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SEVA CANADA ARTICLE Photo 4 - 04/Feb/2010 09:40 - 5182 days ago
untitled, originally uploaded by gord clements. Receiving cataract surgery at the Seva-supported Terathum Eye Camp in Nepal...
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SEVA CANADA ARTICLE Photo 5 - 04/Feb/2010 09:37 - 5182 days ago
2, originally uploaded by gord clements. Her sight restored through a 15-minute cataract surgery costing about $50 (less than a ...
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SEVA CANADA The Burden of Cataract Blindness:a Story From Nepal - 04/Feb/2010 09:26 - 5182 days ago
The team at Seva Nepal are brilliant! Doctor Iris Winter, Kandel, Parami and Shravan work tirelessly to bring eye care to the ve...
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The Hills of Sunsari Nepal - 01/Feb/2010 06:37 - 5185 days ago
IMG_1735, originally uploaded by gord clements. The flats of Dharan merge into the hills on there way to the Himalayan mountai...
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Nepal Alley Way - 01/Feb/2010 06:27 - 5185 days ago
IMG_1737, originally uploaded by gord clements. Shapes, colors and character in a Nepal iner city alley way....
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Finding Silence - 31/Jan/2010 08:51 - 5186 days ago
It is from a place of silence that I  am most creative. I am able to in silence within much of my waking time here in Nepal. T...
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Nepal Alley way - 31/Jan/2010 06:38 - 5186 days ago
Nepal Alley way, originally uploaded by gord clements. The shapes colours and character of nepal. In the cit almost all spce g...
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Nepalese Spring Time - 31/Jan/2010 06:35 - 5186 days ago
IMG_1651, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Reflection - 29/Jan/2010 05:01 - 5188 days ago
It makes sense to me that consciousness was present before the form of man evolved. Man’s way is surely not the only way of be...
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Real Revolution - 25/Jan/2010 06:59 - 5192 days ago
  There is a real myth in our culture that we can cultivate psychological wellness and that by visiting a counsellor or psychia...
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Kathmandu Laundry - 24/Jan/2010 11:07 - 5193 days ago
IMG_4045 – Kopie, originally uploaded by gord clements. A work in progress. More to do on this one. My eye is always c...
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Clothes Lines Kath - 23/Jan/2010 08:04 - 5194 days ago
IMG_4045 – Kopie, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Clothes Lines Kath - 23/Jan/2010 08:04 - 5194 days ago
IMG_4045 – Kopie, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Clothes Lines Kath - 23/Jan/2010 08:04 - 5194 days ago
IMG_4045 – Kopie, originally uploaded by gord clements....
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Thank You Kindly - 22/Jan/2010 03:27 - 5195 days ago
KYC where I am employed here has a Harm reduction  office in the community. This program deals with medical complications and p...
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No Choice but to Face ourselves - 22/Jan/2010 03:17 - 5195 days ago
In developing a practice of awareness it becomes very difficult not to pay attention to things that arise from within. That is w...
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Changes In My Role in Nepal - 20/Jan/2010 07:18 - 5197 days ago
I am back in Dharan now and thankfully the weather is much nicer than in Kathmandu . It reminds me of late April or May in Canad...
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Recent Watercolour - 20/Jan/2010 07:10 - 5197 days ago
Recent Watercolour, originally uploaded by gord clements. An artisitic licence to be colourful...
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Equanimity - 20/Jan/2010 06:35 - 5197 days ago
We are raised and conditioned to live a linear life in the west. Could it be that there is a consequence for this that might inv...
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Back to Kathmandu - 11/Jan/2010 11:10 - 5206 days ago
I am back  in Kathmandu once again and I will be here for the next eight days at least. There is a possibility that I will be c...
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Loving Nepal: Changing - 08/Jan/2010 05:43 - 5209 days ago
I feel myself changing  incredibly here in Nepal. Despite the extreme differences, the constant bandhs, the escalating politica...
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Three year Old Smriti - 08/Jan/2010 05:42 - 5209 days ago
Posing, originally uploaded by gord clements. Smriti is the the daughter of an eighteen year old woman who cleans the restaurant...
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Under Every Leaf and Stone - 04/Jan/2010 10:17 - 5213 days ago
 Krishnamurti writes that “what brings understanding is love. When your heart is full than you will listen to the teacher, to...
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Autumn in Canada - 04/Jan/2010 03:53 - 5213 days ago
Autumn in Canada, originally uploaded by gord clements. I have not painted in a while and when I sat down this just unfolded. ...
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Breaking the Bubble - 31/Dec/2009 08:16 - 5217 days ago
It has been said that your life is a canvas to create as you wish. This is a good metaphor for me. Being an artist I know that t...
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Knitting - 31/Dec/2009 03:16 - 5217 days ago
This  youth is one of the older  residents  here and seemed  to have a very upbeat outlook to life despite the obvious  h...
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Two Friends - 31/Dec/2009 02:53 - 5217 days ago
IMG_1510, originally uploaded by gord clements. I had an ipportunity to meet some of the children and I will be following p with...
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Donations from Peterborough Youth Services and Marianne - 28/Dec/2009 11:58 - 5220 days ago
IMG_1479, originally uploaded by gord clements. I stopped by the disability and  rehabilitation home  where  twenty  two ch...
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Obama Nobel Award Speech - 28/Dec/2009 10:01 - 5220 days ago
Last week during the three day Maoist driven national strike I spent a lot of time at Iris,s home. I do not own a television but...
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