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Wake up (with awareness)…

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Wake up (with awareness) in the morning, bright-eyed and bushy tailed!

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[This fly (bright-eyed and bushy tailed) is called an Early Tachinid Fly.  Unlike the undesirable, disease-carrying, common flies, this species hangs around flowers and drinks nectar (as do butterflies).  The Early Tachinid Fly is most often seen in meadows and open woodlands full of wildflowers.]

Bright eyed and bushy tailed.  Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

Bright eyed and bushy tailed. Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

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One oftentimes has to unlearn the erroneous conditioning that was hammered into one’s core and foundation.

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One oftentimes has to unlearn the erroneous conditioning that was hammered into one’s core and foundation.

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[This Harvestman - some call them Daddy-long-legs - is resting on a leaf.  Harvestmen (Daddy-long-legs) are not spiders.  Spiders have two main body segments.  Harvestmen have one.  Harvestmen do have eight legs like spiders... but theirs are usually much longer.]

A Daddy with Long Legs.  Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

A Daddy with Long Legs. Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

 

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Look with what is deeper than what can see; listen with…

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Look with what is deeper than what can see; listen with what is deeper than what can hear.

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[Leaf-footed Bug adults are active from late summer through fall in weedy fields and along the edges of woodlands.  The Leaf-footed Bug is fond of a variety of trees, shrubs, and flowers, including hawthorns, goldenrods, and Joe-pye weed.]

Good at leaf walking!  Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

Good at leaf walking! Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

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Living and dying are one…

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To psychologically die (each and every day) to endless fears and separative images… is living wisdom.

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[This is, because of the enlarged pedipalps, a male spider... probably a Grass Spider.  Pedipalps have sensitive chemical detectors and function as taste and smell organs, supplementing those on the legs.  In males, the pedipalps are enlarged, functioning as organs for reproductive purposes.]

Oh, that movie-star face!  Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

Oh, that movie-star face! Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

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Direct perception is timeless; it’s instantaneous. Greed, hatred, envy, and comparison all take time.

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Direct perception is timeless; it’s instantaneous.  Greed, hatred, envy, and comparison all take time.

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[This is a Potter Wasp, some Hover Flies, a small wild Fly, and a Soldier Beetle.  Potter Wasps make nests of mud that are pot-like. (They were all circling around the flower cluster, but the Soldier Beetle didn't get the direction right!)]

Time for nectar energy! Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

Time for nectar energy! Photo by Thomas Peace 2014