My website recently turned against me and decided to spontaneously delete all my content.
It’s a great lesson in “impermanence” and “non attachment” 🙂

All the words are back, but the pictures and videos are still missing in action. The colors and layout look more like an impressionist painting than a cohesive collection of agreeable colors. Please be patient as I try to piece it all back together.

In the mean time, enjoy the stillness.

That’s why you came here anyway 🙂

Mat Robinson – The Gregarious Hermit

Helping other hermits and gregarious people transform their life and health through meditation and the pursuit of enlightenment

This is the newest, most exciting blog on the planet!
Well, maybe the newest at least.

The thing about being the “newest” and the “best” is that both of those things will change. Soon it will tend towards the “oldest“. And soon, it may lose the distinction, “best“. But as change is inevitable and nothing lasts forever, lets explore the aging and downward spiral of this blog together.

Please enjoy this lighthearted look at Life, Spirituality and Enlightenment.

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Interested in what Mat writes about? Check out these meditation and enlightenment blog posts.

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Is Meditation Dangerous?

I think it’s generally recognized that meditation has some wonderful health benefits and there is nothing inherently harmful about meditation. But like anything that leaves you feeling really good it is open to abuse.…
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Meditative Nature Walk - Mindfulness Nature Walk

Mindfulness Walk

Mindfulness. We hear that term quite often these days. I for one am very grateful that things like meditation and mindfulness are gaining more momentum.…
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Suburban Logging Tree Project

Suburban Logging

Getting Intimate with a TREE This is a passion project, or possibly a project based on guilt? Our neighborhood has been devastated by freak wind…
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Harriman - Sterling Forest

Winter Hiking

Harriman State Park – Sterling Forest State Park This video is less about spirituality but more about the art of spiritual living. This is officially…
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“As wood decays, it does not disappear.

It is simply transformed into another living thing.”

Ageing, decaying wood
Ageing, decaying wood – life gets more texture as time passes

We tend to think of something dying as the “end”. But long before the tree falls, it is slowly being taken apart by fungus and mold.
Atom by atom it is transformed into another living being.

At what point does the tree stop being a tree? Is it when the last leaf falls to the ground? When the branches fall off? Or when the trunk finally falls during a storm?

Philosophical Hermit

When does a raindrop stop being a raindrop and become the ocean?

OK. Enough brain teasers for now. Good questions to contemplate while walking in the woods. So I encourage you to get out there and walk in the woods.

I’ll add more interesting things to this website when I figure out how websites work.

Enjoy the Journey

NOTE - due to a recent technical issue, the website is missing all of the images and videos. I am trying to recover everything as quickly as I can.
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