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The Will
Thursday, March 26, 2009      4 comments

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
Follow Your Bliss
Tuesday, March 24, 2009      9 comments

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
Spring!
Monday, March 23, 2009      2 comments

This amazing poem...that's all: emoticon THE SPRING (After Rilke) Spring has returned! Everything has... Read more
You have not grown old, and it is not too late....
Friday, March 20, 2009      6 comments

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
My meltdown....
Tuesday, March 17, 2009      9 comments

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
The Core
Wednesday, March 11, 2009      5 comments

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
CHANGE!
Thursday, March 05, 2009      2 comments

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
You will come to see that all evolves us.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009      4 comments

The Light that shines through Jalaluddin Rumi's words is absolutely astounding to me. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ru
mi "(Your hands) will come to find they hold everything you want." The Divine offers me this gift. I ha... Read more
Happy birthday to me!
Monday, February 23, 2009      7 comments

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
...improbably beautiful & afraid of nothing....
Friday, February 20, 2009      4 comments

Starlings in Winter Chunky and noisy, but with stars in their black feathers, they spring from the telephone wire and instantly they are acrobats in the freezing wind. And now, in the theater of air, they swing over build... Read more
Though words fail me, poetry embraces....
Monday, February 16, 2009      4 comments

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
Poetry that speaks to my dilemma...and my soul!
Monday, February 02, 2009      6 comments

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
The last enemy!
Saturday, December 27, 2008      2 comments

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 ... Read more
Killing me with delight....
Friday, December 26, 2008      4 comments

I can choose DELIGHT! MINDFUL Every day I see or hear something that more or less kills me with delight, that leaves me like a needle in the haystack of light. It was what I was born for - to look, to list... Read more
"Woof Woof, wanna play!?!"
Wednesday, December 24, 2008      3 comments

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

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