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
David Whyte is a comrade and kindred spirit on the path to consciousness and SOMETIMES he speaks directly to my heart.
I had some openings during my month on Maui and Kauai...that my increased feelings of lack of self-worth can be remedie... Read more
It's all about priorities! And it's so easy for me to get "off track" in this world of constant distraction, distortion, delusion, delerium, daring, ad infinitum....
The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
-– I Corinthians
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I can choose DELIGHT!
I see or hear
that more or less
that leaves me
like a needle
in the haystack
It was what I was born for –-
to look, to list... Read more
As I continue the ever-unfolding journey from darkness to light, this treatise on where we're at in our collective history and where we may go spoke directly and deeply to me, and screamed to be shared with kindred spirits far-and-near:
SOL... Read more
My continuing passion is to part a curtain, that invisible veil of indifference that falls between us and that blinds us to each other's presence, each other's wonder, each other's human plight.
-- Eudora Welty, 1909-2001 (Pulitzer Prize wi... Read more
I've finished the sweater season, adding several thousand miles to the 2001 long bed cargo van that has served me so well since I bought it new at the end of 2000. It has 150,000 miles on it, and I only used it each year for the approximate fou... Read more
After 11 years with the project, I finished the last leg of the last shows trip for www.SweatersOverTheRainb ow.com on December 9. During this period between the first of October and mid-December, I traveled serially with two... Read more