Tag: experiences
0209 - Thanksgiving 2012 - FI

This is the day we Americans celebrate abundance with feasts great and modest, with a multitude of football games from high school right on up to the pros, and with the traditional falling asleep on sofas and recliners, stuffed as surely as was the Thanksgiving turkey. And like the name says, we give thanks. We […]

Two-bit Guru | Visualization Success | Photo of a visioning board.

  Do you visualize what you want and then some time after discover that very thing in some unexpected way? Visualizing a desired outcome is something I have learned from a number of sources. I practiced the various techniques over several years with mixed results. Sometimes it seemed to work, more often it didn’t. I […]

0205 - In the Zone - FI

When I was 15 years old, I often hung out at the local bowling alley, even during my school lunch hour. Sometimes I bowled a couple of lines. I was no more than a beginning bowler but one day I had an exceptional experience, and I’d bet that you’ve had at least one such experience […]

Two-bit Guru | For-Give Ness | Black and white photo of two hands shaking.

“Sometimes you learn the meaning of a word by breaking it down, like for-give-ness.” ~Two-bit Guru~ Forgiving seems to be counter intuitive, doesn’t it? If that jackass wronged me, shouldn’t I just hurt him and that will be that? Short answer: No. He might hurt you in return, and you retaliate, and he retaliates, and […]

0173 Raspberry Harvesting - raspberries

I love to be in the garden, whether I’m working, or picking raspberries, or just hanging out. This morning I opted to pick raspberries to put on my cereal. The patch is located literally 4 paces outside the front door, as the crow flies, meaning I have to step over the hostas. It’s 8 paces […]

Two-bit Guru | Knowing is Not knowledge | Photo of Dave meditating

In my last post I ventured into the fascinating area of science on the edge, either the edge of discovery or the edge of foolishness, depending on one’s point of view. In this post I’d like to delve deeper into on-the-edge, not in relation to the material world but rather in relation to the inner […]

Two-bit Guru | Beyond the Physical | Photo of the full moon, with a few clouds in the night sky | dark, light, tree, branches, shine

An awesome amount of material has been written in recent years about the physical, psychological, and emotional benefits of meditation. I know from personal experience that such benefits do accrue to those who meditate. As marvelous as these benefits are, there are aspects of meditation even more wonderful that transcend material existence, going beyond the […]

Two-bit Guru | New Site Layout | Screenshot capture on the new homepage for twobitguru.com

Welcome to the new layout for Two-bit Guru! I do hope you like it. Everything that was on the site before is here now, but in a more easily accessible form. I’ve made one small change in the short comments next to my picture: I removed the word “success” and replaced it with “satisfaction.” I […]

0142 Subtle energies - beans

When, decades ago, I first heard about the Devas, I thought the people who dreamed them up must have been crazy, stupid, drugged, impractical, or all four. It wasn’t only the Devas. It was the nature deities and the elementals as well, gnomes, undines, sylphs, and salamanders (apparently not the salamanders from biology class but […]

0137 Alayna Rose Meditation and Painting - Alayna

This is a guest post by the artist, Alayna Rose. When I was a kid there were times when this feeling would come over me, surround me. I didn’t realize what was happening. All I knew is that half an hour or forty-five minutes later I felt very refreshed, rested. It was a feeling of […]