The Heart of the Matter
October 30, 2022
After Listening to You

After listening to you, I am moving much differently today, more like the wind than the one on his way, more like the river with nothing to say, more like the prayer than needing to pray.

How this transformation happens is a mystery to me. I do nothing, but have everything, I work and I play. I seek nothing, but find, sitting alone in the room of myself, a newly crowned king.

My heart is a milkweed and you are the breeze, I stand taller now, down on my knees, inheritor of a fortune I didn't know was mine -- one that's been waiting for me since the beginning of time -- my need to count gone, the long journey done.

You see, and you do, I have nothing to measure and nothing to measure it by, here in this place of pure being, breathing pure pleasure.

Can it really be this simple? Can it really be -- that after all these years of searching for the holy grail the holy grail is me?

Maybe that's why babies smile and old monks laugh. Maybe that's why the two of us are one, you my better half.

Some people get this on their death bed, some by almost dying, some know it from the beginning, some get lost in trying.

Today, newly born, a thousand psalms fill my cells and I, deaf, dumb, and blind, remember the silence just before the temple bell.

How simple it all is! There is nothing to ring, nowhere to go, nothing to bring, and no seed to sow.

The flag is not moving, nor is the wind here in this realm where a thousand grateful angels find themselves dancing on the head of a pin.

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October 18, 2022
I Thought I Was a Small, But I'm a Medium


Greetings! It's me, Mitch Ditkoff. I hope this brief post finds you in good health, good spirits, and enjoying life to the fullest.

If you have enjoyed any of my writing over the years, you might also enjoy the content on my newly published Medium postings.

Medium is an online publication that features lots of interesting stuff. For the next three months, on Medium, I will be posting an article or story of mine every single day. Whoo hoo!

The topics? Humor, storytelling, creativity, feeling, change, teamwork, longing, poetry, timelessness and the human quest for fulfillment. If you like what you read there, feel free to click the "Follow" button in the sidebar of my page there.


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October 12, 2022
One Million Strong

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Welcome to Mitch Ditkoff's blog about what's really important in this life: Peace, gratitude, love, joy, clarity, and the effort required to wake up and smell the roses. Enjoy!

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