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Wednesday, February 24, 2010      13 comments

This is too beautiful NOT to share -- Mary Oliver's gift is exquisite...and that she chose to share it with us is our profound good fortune. THE CRICKET AND THE ROSE ... Read more
Monday, February 22, 2010      19 comments

The linguistics class is haunting me: I'm seemingly locked into this conceptual linguistics loop of before-before...or, in this case the night-before-my-birthday-eve -- It was such a beautiful gathering of Anam Cara, soul friends, that hea... Read more
The Gift...the Present!
Sunday, February 21, 2010      21 comments

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live the present moment wisely an... Read more
The Tao of the Trial -- for Black History Month
Friday, February 19, 2010      14 comments

The photograph is of Rosa Parks riding that famous bus in Memphis. From the trial transcript: Miss Crandall's Boarding School for Young Ladies of Color Canterbury, CT... Read more
Friday, February 12, 2010      13 comments

Life is nothing more, nothing less, so I'm trying to use 'em well, 'cause that's all I've got! This film is poignant in places and shocking in others...just like life. ... Read more
Mistakes ARE worthy teachers!
Monday, February 08, 2010      21 comments

This morning, as I move into this day, I'm right on the edge of being seriously discouraged by my recent lack of care of this body for which I'm the steward. It's so easy for me to just go into "I give up!" "I'm not worthy!" "I'm such a slug!... Read more
Here's to the CRAZY ONES!
Friday, February 05, 2010      14 comments

For me, it's all about being the "CEO" of my CRAZY MIND (rather than its "pawn") for, as Eknath Easwaran said: All spiritual disciplines are done with a view to still the mind. The perfectly still mind is universal spirit. -- Swami Ramda... Read more
Expect Nothing!
Thursday, February 04, 2010      12 comments

What a perfect lesson for this morning from a contemporary hero of mine. Hear hear! oh heart of mine! "Live frugally on surprise. Become a stranger to need of pity." ... Read more
Monday, February 01, 2010      10 comments

Oh my...the brilliance...the knowingness...of the great woman, Nobel Laureate Wislawa Szymborska, takes my breath away. Listen: CLASSIFIEDS WHOEVER'S found out wha... Read more
I get by with a little help from my friends....
Sunday, January 31, 2010      23 comments

Keep knocking and the joy inside will eventually open a window and look out to see who's there. -- Rumi I've been in a melt-down mode recently...not caring for myself ... Read more
Snow in the mid-south
Saturday, January 30, 2010      9 comments

The screened porch to the right goes into *my* side of the cabana. My office/living space looks out through the porch to the outdoors, where little creatures gather to feed. ... Read more
Fear & thinking of ourselves as merely physical creatures...
Saturday, January 30, 2010      5 comments

Before *signing off* to begin my day of study, I post this reminder to myself, hoping it will offer some guidance to others on the Path as well. May it be so! ... Read more
Homegrown Revolution -- change begins with me!
Friday, January 29, 2010      11 comments

The only way to change the world is to CHANGE OURSELVES! Baby-steps by baby-steps we can move toward freedom in so many ways. Here is one to check out. It may inspire awe, or blow your mind (in a good way) or, best of all, propel us to action... Read more
The Inner History of a Day
Wednesday, January 27, 2010      12 comments

Without any attempt to speak to or embellish this soulful journey, I offer this wiseman's way...perhaps a new that I, with all my heart, seek: THE INNER H... Read more
Mostly rejoicing!!!
Monday, January 25, 2010      13 comments

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! ... Read more

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