IF TO SAY IT ONCE
If to say it once
And once only, then still
To say: Yes.
And say it complete,
Say it as if the word
Filled the whole moment
With its absolute saying.
Later for "but,"
Later for "if."
Onl... Read more
The seasons revolve and the years change
With no assistance or supervision.
The moon, without taking thought,
Moves in its cycle, full, crescent, and full.
The white moon enters the heart of the river;
The air ... Read more
I know my blogs are often unrelated to wellness issues in the most literal sense. But because of my belief that we are a body-mind-spirit entity and that all parts affect all others, I firmly believe that my sadness about what I see around me i... Read more
I have wrestled with control of the will for as long as I've begun to lead a more conscious life. It is definitely at the crux of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This "Thought for the Day" by Eknath Easwaran is really juicy in the way it gets... Read more
Joseph Campbell had a larger-than-life vision. He also had the consciousness and intelligence and sense of mission to share this vision -- full of grace and beauty -- with the world. This text of his so well encapsulates what this hero of mine... Read more
Old? What IS "old?" Is it the aging of the eternal spirit...but how could THAT be? The gradual falling away of this encasement for the spirit is but a shedding to allow new life. Thank you Rainer Mari Rilke for saying it so well....
I W... Read more
I left the Health and Fitness Center Saturday in tears, having decided to NOT attend the 9:00am weight training class I had arrived for. I won't go into the morbid details, but the demons of feeling defeated by my mortality, my age, my body's o... Read more
Yesterday I attended a Pilates class, a form of exercise known for working with the core -- the solar plexus. As I conditioned the body's core, I reflected on the more esoteric meanings of working with *the Core:*
In Yogic Cosmology the ... Read more
SONNETS TO ORPHEUS: II, 12 (stanza 1)
Desire change. Be enthusiastic for that flame
in which a thing escapes your grasp
while it makes a glorious display of transformation.
That designing Spirit, the master mind of all things on ear... Read more
The Light that shines through Jalaluddin Rumi's words is absolutely astounding to me.
"(Your hands) will come to find they hold everything you want." The Divine offers me this gift. I ha... Read more
I awakened on this quiet late winter morning, beginning this day sitting and doing some pranayama. I promised myself yesterday that I would be gentle and kind to myself today as my special offering to me.
Two special gifts I'm offering mys... Read more
Starlings in Winter
Chunky and noisy,
but with stars in their black feathers,
they spring from the telephone wire
they are acrobats
in the freezing wind.
And now, in the theater of air,
they swing over build... Read more
It's clear I'm at one of the MANY crossroads in my life of traversing the planet for almost 67 years. It's scary and confusing and difficult...and joyful and mysterious and exciting. So many things are in the balance, including my future in Ec... Read more