Some Gems

Hiding in this cage of visible matter Is the invisible Life Bird Pay attention to her She is singing Your song —Kabir I am not a Christian, not Jew, not Hindu, not Buddhist. I belong to the beloved, have seen the two worlds as one, and that one called two and know, first, last, outer, inner, only that breath breathing, human being. —Rumi It makes no difference if you are being watched...

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A vast awakening

There is a vast spiritual awakening in progress in our world.  Quietly and soulfully, many are returning to the truth of who they are, seeing the futility of the world’s ego ways.  If you surrender to this call from within, it may lead to a deep questioning of “the way we do things”.  There will surely be moments of loneliness, where you feel that you no longer belong, as the...

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A Cherokee Grandfather’s Story

An old Cherokee Indian was teaching his grandchildren about life. He said to them, “A fight is going on inside me.  it is a terrible fight, and it is between two wolves. One wolf represents fear,anger,envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity,guilt,resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride , superiority, ego and unfaithfulness. The other wolf stands for joy, peace, love, hope,...

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A Good Place…

There is a magical moment when we recognize that the point is not to search outside ourselves. The more we suffer, the clearer it becomes: Everything we are in search of will disappoint us. There are no perfect beings, no perfect jobs, no perfect apartments. And thus the search always ends at the same place, and the name of this place is disappointment. A good place. Charlotte Joko Beck –...

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A Special Connection

We as a human species are once again inventing/creating reminders to let ourselves know how intimately we are connected to everything around us Here is an incredible manifestation of that reminder:  

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Do Not Try to Know the Truth……

Do not try to know the truth, for knowledge by the mind is not true knowledge. But you can know what is not true – which is enough to liberate you from the false. The idea that you know what is true is dangerous, for it keeps you imprisoned in the mind. It is when you do not know, that you are free to investigate. And there can be no salvation, without investigation, because...

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My Work

My work is loving the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird — equal seekers of sweetness. Here the quickening yeast; there the blue plums. Here the clam deep in the speckled sand. Are my boots old? Is my coat torn? Am I no longer young, and still not half-perfect? Let me keep my mind on what matters, which is my work, which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished. The...

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Let Go

Let go of the ways you thought life would unfold; the holding of plans or dreams or expectations  – Let it all go. Save your strength to swim with the tide The choice to fight what is here before now will only result in struggle, fear, and desperate attempts to flee from the very energy you long for. Let it go. Let it go and flow with grace that washes through your days whether you receive...

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Unhappy Hour

You’re invited to celebrate Unhappy Hour. It’s a ceremony that gives you a poetic license to rant and whine and howl and bitch about everything that hurts you and makes you feel bad. During this perverse grace period, there’s no need for you to be inhibited as you unleash your tortured squalls. You don’t have to tone down the extremity of your desolate clamors. Unhappy...

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Just for Now

Just for now, without asking how, let yourself sink into stillness. Just for now, lay down the weight you so patiently bear upon your shoulders. Feel the earth receive you, and the infinite expanse of sky grow even wider as your awareness reaches up to meet it. Just for now, allow a wave of breath to enliven your experience.  Breathe out whatever blocks you from the truth. Just for now, be...

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