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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

Classifieds....

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 direction...one 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: www.karmatube.org/videos
.php?id=1853 Dr. Paul Farmer says, "EVERYONE should have access to medical care." ... Read more

A SPELL TO RE-GENIUS YOURSELF

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


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