Smiling Eyes

= A Song I wrote on Feb. 2, 1992 =
 Now I see her face
On a misty dawn
How can I embrace
and hold her charm –
and touch her heart
– to my own.

Then she came one night
In a windy storm
And her smiling eyes
so soft and warm –
her eyes – they touched
my soul


She’s my dream all day
Haunting me each night…
Memories I paint
just turn to white –
like snow – they melt
into tears.

Tears of joy, a mystery
Dream no more – said she …


Dreams are clouds of time
Touch my love – said she
And her lips of wine
enchanted me –
with soft – and warm
smiling eyes.



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Patching up the old

in expectation of healing and renewal …

– A long suffered illusion.

The ‘old’ is crumbling,

– on foundations of sand

The dissolution of old,

and habitual attachments

– to an illusory identity

In the light of Grace the veil lifts,

and the words of a song like

“Welcome to my world”

vibrate joyously

with every atom in manifestation …


walt 🌈

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Tangible or intangible, possessions are, and have been, a major stumbling block to the maturation of humanity as an intelligent species.

By our possessions we are possessed.

Countries, states, boundaries, fences, property, ownership and associated “rights and privileges” all point to a certain lack of intelligence or outright immaturity of being.

Land does not belong to us. On the contrary, it is we who belong to the land.

When we are born into this world, the land provides nourishment for our growing bodies, and the produce of the land sustains our bodies for the duration of our stay on this earth.
Our  bodies are literally made of the elements of the earth.  We, or at least our bodies,  are in that sense, a part of the earth.

When we depart, our bodies return to mother earth.

Thus we can understand that the very concept of property or possessions adds a burden to our daily life experience. It is attachment to such concepts that has been the source of great suffering for humanity during this earthly experience of life.

Our existence on this planet is a transitory experience.
There is no permanence in this dream.
One might say that we are truly guests here.

Shall we awaken to freedom now, or suffer enslavement to possessions?

Intelligence declares our freedom.
Are we possessed by retardant habits of mind?

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Responsibility and Celebrity

Celebrities, by the very nature of what they become in the public eye
carry a great responsibility.
Responsibility literally means “to be able (ability) TO RESPOND”
and to that I would add “adequately”.

But how should one respond.
APPROPRIATELY in relationship to a respect for life
– which includes every person on earth and beyond earth if such be the case.

Levity is OK when appropriate, but the levity should extend towards
thoughtfulness with the quality of a forgiving nature rather than lean towards
thoughtlessness or be laced with defamatory remarks.

So celebrities must respond with care. They are in the public eye,
and therefore they often have great influence, especially on the
younger people who tend to praise and/or copy those who’s emulation
might bring more attention to them.

People seek “identity” because they are basically lost as to who they
really are, and thus, if they emulate others who are lauded in some way
then they identify with those celebrities to be part of an accepted crowd
– and fail to flower and grow in the potential that is their true self.

Everyone is on a journey of discovery in life, including celebrities.
One can learn from others that which is helpful for one’s own evolution and life,
but to emulate for personal acclaim or to seek fulfillment in doing so is a mistake.

Do not put anyone on a pedestal of any sort.
“Know Thyself” -or- “to thine own self be true…”


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Published Books

Things that could change your life experience:

Paperback and eBooks by W. Dutchak


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Freedom From Emotional Distress

There appears to be a “storehouse” of sorts within the subconscious mind.
From that storehouse there appear to emerge various emotions that seem to affect our behaviour and limit our potential for greater expression.

I have actually experienced in the past that when there is anger for example, to say “I am angry” misses the point.
It adds stress. “I feel angry” is observing from a different centre and thus opens up
the possibility of releasing the hold that a particular emotion exerts on us and thus the release of stress.

Identification with anger or other emotions is demonstrated in phrasings like “I am angry”, or “I am sad”, and so on.
Such statements carry the same identity impact as saying: “I am anger”, or “I am sadness”, etc.

When you identify with an emotion the “you” that was before the anger manifested is no longer there,
and the alternate personality of “anger” makes its appearance.

This was a real eye-opener discovery for me, and it actually led me to an understanding of identity
and freedom from “suffering” emotional distresses.

It seems to work the same way for love, hate and any other of the so-called “human emotions”,
which are energetic manifestations in a sense.

The manifestations of emotion can be thought of as energetic movements or movements of thought energy through the body.
If we identify with the emotion as a characteristic of who we are, by making or thinking statements
such as “I am angry” or “I am sad,” then we suffer the stress (or distress) that those emotional states
can impress on the body. One might see this as emotional energy “possessing” the body
– similar to Eckhart Tolle’s concept of the “Pain Body”.

Is it possible to be free of emotional distress?
Certainly! If we do not identify with emotions as expressions of our character or as a reaction to some arcane
survival urge,
then we can look at the emotion as a feeling that we are experiencing.

First, acknowledge that the emotion is present and has an effect on us in some way,
either pleasant or unpleasant.

Second, do not resist the expression of the emotion, since that would be futile in any case
and the most likely outcome of resistance would be increased distress and suppression,
with future stress on one ‘s physical and/or mental system. Non-resistance implies acceptance.
That does not mean that you have to like what you are experiencing, but you are not confusing the issue
or making it more complex by resisting and wishing the emotion out of existence.

Third, allow yourself to feel the emotion as clearly as possible. This is what you are feeling.
This is not you, and it is not something that can harm you in any way.
It is just a feeling that you are experiencing.

Fourth, ask yourself if you COULD let this emotion or feeling go freely from you.
Ask yourself “Could I release this feeling of anger?” (or lust, or hate, or whatever it happens to be).

Fifth, ask yourself if you WOULD let this emotion go.
Ask yourself “Would I release this feeling?” It does not really matter if your answer is “yes”, or “no”.
If you are skeptical or unsure then you will likely answer “no”. But the fact that you have given this emotion
your consideration and attention at all will have some effect in at least a partial release.

Sixth, ask yourself WHEN? “When would I be willing to release this feeling”?
Most people usually find themselves answering “NOW” to this question.
This initiates the action of release immediately.

The emotional “baggage” that we carry is the main cause of many of our problems in life.
This emotional baggage can also be a great source of stress on our physical system leading to various ailments.

The releasing process is a tool that can be added to one’s way of living.
After a bit of practice the releasing process happens automatically if we are giving attention
to releasing that which is inhibiting our progress in life.

Emotional baggage is not always released instantly. Often one has to “keep at it”,
feeling the emotion and confirming our desire to release it. This process becomes automatic.
After sufficient conscientious applications an intuitive-like process of releasing activates
whenever you notice that an emotional distress of any sort becomes an inhibiting factor in your life experience.

The above steps for the release of emotions and the subsequent improvement of personal emotional state,
health and movement towards happiness is taken from a system of “Releasing” initially taught by Lester Levenson.
His story is a remarkable journey of healing and achievements of success, happiness, and much more.
The course Lester Levenson designed has developed into the “Sedona Method”
which is now taught world-wide. Lester handed down his system of releasing to Hale Dwoskin
who has evolved the system to it’s present state.

Coming across Hale Dwoskin’s book “The Sedona Method” has provided me with many meaningful glimpses.
I am truly grateful for the unselfish sharing of people like Lester Levenson and Hale Dwoskin
who help people deal with the difficulties that they encounter on their journeys in life.


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Life’s Challenge – A Journal Musing

One of the most difficult, maybe THE most difficult challenge for people in modern society,  especially in modern society,
is the challenge of accepting their allotted place in life,
in the sense of allowing the being of what is.
For example, if it is raining you cannot change what is happening,
but you can certainly change your attitude towards what is happening
and thus remove your suffering it.

This is not to say that there is no possibility of changing to a totally different situation in life.   However, the challenge of accepting one’s allotted place in life does include a much deeper understanding of one’s relationship to life. What are we in essence?

No matter what place one currently occupies in their experience of life,
it appears to be the most difficult challenge to realize that their control of life,
or more accurately,  to understand and accept that their control of life experience is a figment of imagination.

Nobody can control what is meant to be experienced.
To experience literally means “to go through”.
So the challenge is to go through the various challenges that life offers.

To confront those challenges is to miss-state and to misunderstand what this is all about.
One can only meet the challenges and learn from them,
or meet the challenges and flow with them to the outcome that life offers.

To ‘fight’ the challenge or try to make it conform to one’s “personal” liking is to struggle,
and ultimately to suffer defeat of one’s “personal self”,
and then to have to face the next challenge anyhow,
until we have mastered what needs to be learned.

Can we really understand this? Probably not with the limited potential and capacity
of the intellectual faculty which strictly relies on thought/mind.
However, we can come pretty close to an inward “knowing”
which translates as a feeling of confidence and trust (essentially the meaning of faith).
This trust and confidence in life feels more than personal. It feels like “home”.
The parable of the “Prodigal Son” comes to mind.

Back to the challenge. To let go. To allow the being of what is.
To feel such deep trust and confidence in the very life that we are experiencing
that one can let go of the idea that everything in life experience must be controlled,
or at the idea that one should plan out “their” life to the greatest “personal” advantage.

In the “letting go” resides the innate knowing that all will turn out,
and in fact already is and always was, as it should be.
One could say that this “letting go” is a surrender of “personal self”
to “ultimate reality Self”, which is a win-win scenario.

Perhaps the first thing one might want to learn from experiencing life is that
there is nothing personal about life in a separate sense.
In other words it is not about you versus another person or persons.

However, Life is very personal in the sense that we are in It, all together as a unity,
not separated in any fragmented way. Life is holistic.
Fragmentation is only possible in the domain of thought and intellect.

All of this implies that total surrender to that which you already are in totality.
This is the ultimate message of life experience.

But what are we?
What are you?

That is the real challenge of life;
to find one’s true place and understand the journey of life experience.


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An Observation About Thought

Whatever we may think of now, is actually of no virtual value.
It is just a malleable thought.

We can and usually do give certain values (judgements)
to thought, and there are communally valued thoughts and ideas;
but all is subject to change.

All of this confirms that thought, as also any THING, has no inherent value
(i.e. no value in itself), other than the value that we attribute to it.

That is not to say that thoughts cannot sometimes be very useful,
but thought will always be subject to change.

The key in bringing some sanity to our life experience lays in seeing
that all human thought and perception is fallible, and thus
it is wise to remain open to a deeper meaning beyond the experiencing
of the world of thought and sensation.

In such cases true “value” and ”meaning” is not the result of thinking,
but may be interpreted and conveyed via thought, in which case the
interpretation may not translate well in terms of thought for various
reasons (which I may discuss on another occasion).

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Knowledge of the Heart

There seems to be a “knowing” that is learned, personal and stored in memory.
Can we discern a collective “knowing” that springs from the root of awareness?

I can appreciate that there is a knowing of the intellect and a knowing of the heart.

One type of knowing is susceptible to being influenced and changed, and it is also susceptible to bias and error.
The other knowing is a subtle sense of certainty. It is a stable knowing, and incorruptible.

One type of knowing is a limited knowing based on information related
to the interactions in the world of cause and effect.
Knowing of the heart supersedes cause and effect: It is conjoined with the source of being.

Does the intellect “know” anything of itself? Or, is it merely a tool for comparing, categorizing and theorizing
outcomes based on information gathered from interactions within the world of phenomenal phenomena?

Shall this be pondered by the mind, or discerned by the heart?

poet of the heart

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Suddenly Retirement

I am thankful that over my life experience
I have been able to acquire a good understanding
of my relationship to situations in life
through many glimpses here and there.

This solidified as an inner confidence and understanding
of the power of living in harmonious presence with life,
where personal hopes take a back seat
to understanding the reality of experience.

At age 53 I found myself suddenly in retirement.
This was really sudden.
In the 1990s many of the large corporations
were cutting their expense budgets and staff
at an alarming rate,
and it was my fortune to be included in that activity.

Reality in action.
I was experiencing it.
I was retired.
Though I will tell you that this
was not totally unexpected.

For years I had been envisioning (perhaps day dreaming),
an early retirement and being free
to pursue what I understood to be the creative nature
resident within every individual.

As it happened, within one year of this sudden retirement
I had brain surgery to remove a tumour the size of a plum
from my brain.
I saw the MRI pictures,
I read the doctor’s report
and agreed to the 8-hour surgery.

I was prepared; there seemed to be a synergy with life.
I was home 2 weeks later
but my balance was impaired,
one eye was misaligned causing permanent double vision.
But, I was retired.

I tried to re-enter the labour market but it was not to be.
I reviewed several “home business” enterprises and even invested in one.
My heart was not in it.
I took an I.Q. test and was really surprised to find out that
the score was 141 overall.
The highest score was 156
in the element of logical abilities.
The lowest score was in spelling at 133.
This gave me a tremendous psychological boost.

Soon I began to realize that I was not really “retired”
as the world understood it.
I was retired from the labour market.
I was not retired from life!

Now it was time to look at those “day dreams” that I had
when I was a “working Joe”.
I had taken astronomy at university.
Now I bought a large and complex astronomical telescope
and began to study the wonders of the universe through the eyepiece
and I wondered if my experiences were similar to Galileo’s.

I enjoyed playing classical pieces on my newest classical guitar,
and took out the violin I used to play in a symphony orchestra.
Although I did not pursue the improvement of my oil painting skills,
I did continue with my photography and darkroom skills but this time,
it was to learn the new methods of digital imaging
and computer processing of images.

Focus on living life made all the difference.
It can be a “rich” retirement at any age.

I have been retired from the labour market for 15 years now.
Money has never been a problem because
I have never made money the major focus of life experience,
and I wisely started to save and invest early enough (about age 42).
We, my spouse and I, understood that
it was a wise investment to put most of our financial resources into the mortgage.

As a result, the second house we bought was completely paid off about
two years after my retirement.
We now live in our seventh home, still mortgage free.

So, what of retirement?
To me there is no such thing.
There are only new experiences, new adventures.
One of them happened to have the label “retirement”.


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