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First and Foremost is Meditation
How many teachers, in how many ways, how many times...have to tell me this, said so precisely on this particular occasion by one of my key teachers:
"If you are determined to stick to what is really important in life, then from day to day y... Read more
Freedom from Compulsive Behavior
As usual, Sri Easwaran says it so well:
Have few desires."
-– Lao Tzu
"Detachment from likes and dislikes, habits and opinions, is not a sign of weakness. It is ... Read more
Sister Moon, My Witness
I sit in deep reflection tonight...I have just returned from walking in the moon's light. It's beauty immersed me in my sadness and disappointment in myself. I spoke to Sister Moon; I begged and beseeched her to intercede with the goddess to g... Read more
Zeitgeist: the crisis of our social institutions
"It is no measure of health to be well-adjusted in a profoundly sick society." --Krisnamurti
This is in stark contrast to my prior blog entry. Though difficult, this information is so important and extremely radical, but it needs to be co... Read more
A Study in Gratitudes
As I said this morning to the thanksgiving community with whom I shared this...Rob Brezsny's piece SCREAMS to be shared...and shared...and shared. And I like it having a permanent residence in my *blog home:*
GLORY IN THE HIGHEST
Thou... Read more
We need the gift of starting over....
How these gifted beings bring me joy and food for the soul and so much to contemplate beyond my mundane reality....Please listen with me now:
Because We Spill Not Only Milk
Because we spill not only milk
Knocking it over with an elb... Read more
Are you breathing just a little, and calling it a life?
Have You Ever Tried to Enter the Long Black Branches?
Have you ever tried to enter the long black branches
of other lives --
tried to imagine what the crisp fringes, full of honey,
from the branches of the young locu... Read more
How universal is gratefulness?
Sometimes I hunker down, mired in the more distressing mundane aspects of everyday reality, or the in-the-face awareness of the old age-sickness-death cycle...and where I am in said cycle, or my loneliness and feelings of isolation, etc., and th... Read more
Speaking of shame....
It's about 11:40pm and within the last hour I consumed an entire 4.15 oz. box of Ak-mak Crackers with peanut butter and jelly. AK! is right...sMAK me back into mindfulness, pl-EASE.
I'm getting jittery because I'm still in the thoes of o... Read more
God's joy moves from unmarked box to unmarked box,
from cell to cell. As rainwater, down into flowerbed.
As roses, up from ground.
Now it looks like a plate of rice and fish,
now a cliff covered with vines,
now a horse being saddled. ... Read more
Becoming A Spiritual Revolutionary
BECOMING A SPIRITUAL REVOLUTIONARY
by Andrew Harvey, interviewed by Colleen O'Conner
CO: Given the current economy and state of world affairs, many people feel they're undergoing some sort of dark night.
ANDREW HARVEY: The entire wo... Read more
Liberate Your Imagination!
It is unnecessary for me to try to articulate things close to my heart and soul when others have done it so well for me! Rob Brezsny is one of those who is indubitably a kindred spirit. His work is nothing short of breathtakingly beautitful...... Read more
Pisces Full Moon September 2008
It dovetails so beautifully with the first entry:
Pisces Full moon, September 15, 2008
By C.L. Pagano
It seems there is a growing movement - an estimated 1.1 million already - among baby boomers (Pluto in Leo) to move out of the corp... Read more
Saturn-Uranus Opposition and the Election
Well, I guess *it* was bound to happen at some point...me posting a blog. But DAMN let's get heavy with our first entry!
No, Obama is not perfect; no, I don't agree with all his politics. But he is a breath of fresh air; he feels like a... Read more