Author: Andrew "Dru" Peers

The World is Not Coming at You.

  By Andrew Peers So what would you say if I said that the world is not coming at you, though admittedly it can often feel this way. Instead, it’s coming from you. It’s a message from you, to you, about you. Which is good because it puts you back in touch with your power, the power of choice in your mind. The power to choose how you interpret what you see. Your unconscious mind projects the movie called Everything Happening at the Moment, starring you. And your conscious mind is watching it all the time and taking it...

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The Creation of The Longing Look.

  By Andrew Peers A couple of years ago I started a Facebook page called The Longing Look. Actually the full name is The Order of the Longing Look, just in case you or anyone else wants to search for it. I did this by way of expressing outwardly what had rather dramatically been revealed to me inwardly. At the time, I didn’t understand what the dream was supposed to signify exactly, though what I saw and heard that night was supremely clear: after gaining access to the inner sanctum of a chapel, I read the name: The Order...

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The Bull Within: A Zen Look at Dealing with Anger.

  By Andrew Peers The recommended book was not easy to find. Eventually a monk friend in Japan took pity on me, photocopied it and posted it on. The two large bars of Cadbury’s Fruit & Nut chocolate (not available in Japan) this had cost me was worth it. In Gentling the Bull, the author Irmgard Schloegl comments on the Ten Ox-Herding pictures, which describe the quest for meekness in the Zen tradition. But it is ‘gentling,’ not ‘herding’ she insists, and it’s a bull not an ox—a bull with raw aggressive energy. The book of Numbers in the...

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The Longing Look. {Short Story}

  By Andrew Peers   Matt rinsed his mouth out and looked in the mirror. His eyes, still narrowed by sleep, made his bald head seem oriental. He leaned forward and slightly to the right to see his reflection. The rural long house was decorated in a ‘simple chic’ style, but his height hadn’t been calculated in. As slow comet tails of thought stretched across the inner sky of his skull, he remembered driving in his car the day before, the roof folded down and the air tickling his ear hair. Yesterday Matt was happy. His first weekend retreat...

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Intertwining Celtic Tradition & Buddhism: Enlightened Warrior.

  By Andrew Peers   Sitting down to write at the heavy wooden table in front of the cottage window, a view of the village and beyond gently opens out—a landscape of green fields and stately mature oak trees. It is autumn and their leaves are turning yellow and orange. This village lies in an area particularly associated with oaks. Sensing the season and silently tuning in to its rhythm, is broadly what is understood as ‘Celtic’ in Celtic Buddhism. It is the felt connection to the natural world as it continually changes; a way of learning to move...

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