Thoughts will not take form of themselves....
Ay yay yay! I was talking with a friend this morning who is sooooooooo negative. He was saying things like "I even tried to *off* myself, but failed at that too." I said to him, "Quit it! We've heard the Teachings over-and-over. (Swami Satc... Read more
Vitality to draw on for patience, resilience, and creativity
I call meditation "sitting practice" since when meditation is actually mastered, the sixth chapter of the Bhagavad Gita says that "the mind is as still as the flame of a candle in a windless place" and I DEFINITELY am not there! *I* (the witne... Read more
to be completely alive every moment...
...that is my heart's desire.
a song with no end
when Whitman wrote, "I sing the body electric"
I know what he
I know what he
to b... Read more
Factory Farming Is Among Top 8 Killers
Tellin' it like it is, and it ain't purty, but denial is NOT "where it's at." Though I'm a vegetarian, I feel deeply affected by this. And we're not EVEN speaking to the issue of genetic engineering and the Monsanto Monster. Hearing from Will... Read more
Ok, OK!!! I know my poetry posts are peripheral at best to the expressed purpose of SparkPeople. But, ya' know, if the soul is *fed delicious, nutritious sustenance* will it not contribute to our overall lightness-of-being, and thus to our goa... Read more
Setting the tone for the day....
Live as if you liked yourself, and it may happen:
THE SEVEN OF PENTACLES
Under a sky the color of pea soup
she is looking at her work growing away there
actively... Read more
7 foods that should never cross your lips!
WOW! That's ominous, eh, using the article's caption as the blog title.
I know I posted "Top 10 Riskiest Foods" but this is totally different information AND I'm really surprised at the first one. I thought that, for instance, Muir Glen... Read more
When the Shoe Fits....
When the Shoe Fits
Ch'ui the draftsman
Could draw more perfect circles freehand
Than with a compass.
His fingers brought forth
Spontaneous forms from nowhere... Read more
Note to myself:
It's so clear to me after all these years on the planet and my "time-out" yesterday, that doing the inner work is what creates outer balance and helps me to reach my goals -- from loving care of the body-mind-spirit entity t... Read more
I'm lassooing my compulsive desires!
Sri Eknath Easwaran is one of my heroes and teachers. The meditation center near Tomales Bay, California that he founded carries on his universal message and work.
I a... Read more
The FUN Theory of Exercise!
Two blog entries in one day -- UNHEARD OF! But I LOVE my weekly KarmaTube subscription. And I can't wait until tomorrow to share this week's video which I just received. It's just TOO KEW-EL! I want to go to OdenPlan, Stockholm, Sweden to pl... Read more
5 Weight-Loss Rules to Rethink
It's exasperating to me that achieving and maintaining my optimal weight has to be such a constant challenge, the endeavor of a lifetime, requiring non-stop vigilence. As I enter the latter years of this life, it becomes clearer and clearer tha... Read more
It doesn't have to be
the blue iris, it could be
weeds in a vacant lot, or a few
small stones; just
pay attention, then patch
a few words together ... Read more
You're invited to celebrate Unhappy Hour. It's a ceremony that gives you a poetic license to rant and whine and howl and bitch about everything that hurts you and makes you fe... Read more
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Listening, a crucial and rare skill
Listen to presences inside poems.
Let them take you where they will.
Follow those private hints,
And never leave the premises.
-- Jellaludin Rumi
This is what poet John Fox says about poetry:
"Poetry shows life rather than tell... Read more