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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
The doc who would save Haiti
Friday, January 22, 2010      11 comments

DO WATCH THIS -- this is TRUE genius:
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Wednesday, January 20, 2010      21 comments

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! ... Read more
A Psalm for Martin Luther King Day
Monday, January 18, 2010      11 comments

PSALMS 15 Lord, who can be trusted with power, and who may act in your place? Those with a passion for justice, who speak the truth from their hearts; who have l... Read more
A Prayer
Friday, January 15, 2010      15 comments

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
Stuff vs. Simplicity
Thursday, January 14, 2010      10 comments

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
What's on your mind...?
Wednesday, January 13, 2010      7 comments

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
TRUST the Process?
Tuesday, January 12, 2010      12 comments

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
It's All Right
Sunday, January 10, 2010      8 comments

Really nothing more to say about it this morning. IT'S ALL RIGHT Van Morrison (From the album "TB Sheets," 1973) If it matters how you do it, And how you do it... Read more
Thoughts become things. Choose good ones.
Saturday, January 09, 2010      12 comments

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
Directing attention, controlling the mind....
Thursday, January 07, 2010      17 comments

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
Sustained & enthusiastic meditation practice
Wednesday, December 16, 2009      8 comments

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! Maha ... Read more
Stir a flower, trouble a star.
Monday, December 14, 2009      12 comments

The law of karma is so precise: For every action there is a reaction. And yet the law is also complex beyond our ability to comprehend -- the great teachers have basically s... Read more

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