Mary Oliver has done it again -- transported me out of mundane reality to that place of beauty, balance, gratitude, and joy, guiding me in keeping on with what really matters -- seeking sweetness, being astonished, shouting in joy, rejoicing!
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OK now, this is a long-shot...that the mind of any of my SparkFriends is as warped and malleable as mine. But just in case, you'll have to stay with this piece of Rob Brezny's to the end to reap the benefit!
Max Ehrmann lived September 26, 1872 - September 9, 1945. He was an American spiritual writer and attorney, having studied philosophy and law at Harvard. I know the name because of his prose poem DESIDERATA (Latin: "things desired"), which I h... Read more
Though I've moved significantly away from a possession-laden life over the last 20 years, while making other life-changing decisions as well, I find that *things* continue to torment me and keep me prisoner. To be honest, the battle with *thing... Read more
This hit me hard even though I've heard it over and over again. Sri Easwaran's explanation of that cryptic statement of the Buddha really says it all...and it's about EVERY part of my life, every high and low place, every crevice, every hidden ... Read more
I have a problem with faith...with trust. I always have. The concrete reality before my eyes is easy. The unseen isn't so easy. As a spiritual being occupying a body (yeah, I've managed to get that integrated), I am aware that growth, greate... Read more
WHOA! Powerful words from my hero, Sri Easwaran, this morning. I seem to be on a roll with the Thought for the Day as you can see, often deeply resonating with the daily Teaching.
The fact is that my thoughts impact every corner and cu... Read more
As usual, Eknath Easwaran spoke to me in a place that I truly resonate with. Returning home after a wonderful trip to the "left coast" I'm ready to move into a level of greater conscious attention, enabling me to flourish in body, mind, and spi... Read more
This is such a wonderful affirmation of the power of long-term, dedicated meditation practice that I had to take a minute to share it, from Sri Easwaran's Thought for the Day.
Om shanthi, shanthi, shanthi!