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Om my God how I love David Whyte!!!
Our faces would fall away
until we, growing younger toward death
every day, would gather all our flaws in celebration
to merge with them perfectly,
impossibly, wedded to our essence,
full of silence from the carver's hands.
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More reflection to support a meditation practice
Given the struggle that presents itself prior to many *sittings* I am always looking any little tidbits of wisdom Teachings that encourage me to stay set on the Path of meditation. This morning's Thought for the Day from Sri Easwaran spoke dire... Read more
Sorry to all those practical souls out there that think this is a weight-loss site. Pardon me, but to this little tropical rainbow-hues-scaled Piscean fishie swimming around in the cosmic ocean-of-delight, this *place* is more about healing the... Read more
I made a pact with myself during the Soul Writing Retreat to return to a daily meditation practice, aware as I am of the myriad benefits. Friends Michelle (StrawberryMoon) and Gail (DragonFly) have also been encouraging each other in an inform... Read more
St. Francis and the Sow
"Everything flowers, from within, of self-blessing...."
My buddies know I'm in the midst of a finals week SparkFast. Notice how I "fast" -- a little munch here, a taste there. (Yep, D for Discipline is my middle name, lol.)
It's...... Read more
Blame...and the mystery
I'm reading Sharon Salzberg's wonderful book, LOVINGKINDNESS: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness. It's not my first time either. It's chock-full of useful, everyday wisdom. And today, I'm reading JUST what I needed to hear in order to build a... Read more
Feliz Dia de Accion de Gracias
I'm so deeply touched and grateful for the reaching out and loving thoughts from all my beautiful SparkFriends. I'm sure we can all figure out that I'm wishing you Happy Thanksgiving in Spanish!
It's a beautiful day he... Read more
A Map to the Next World (There Is No Exit).
(Hint: You must make your own map. )
A MAP TO THE NEXT WORLD
In the last days of the fourth world I wished to make a map
for those who would climb through the h... Read more
Dare to dance the tide!
I've been up since 5:00am as usual...I've finished my morning brew and made a gallon of green tea for the house. I'm sitting here groovin' to the station I created on Pandora.com, Angelique Kidjo Radio. As a matter of fact, at this moment SHE ... Read more
Directions to Presence....
I LOVE Billy Collin's *in-touch-ness* and I even own a CD of him reciting his work. This poem speaks deeply to my soul and deserves to be shared in its fullness with my friends, "in the tremble of thought taking the vast outside into ourselves.... Read more
The Procrastination Beater
To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others.
-- The Buddha
I had this seemingly simple little process tucked away among saved files and after Sandra's b... Read more
Ode to Autumn, Ode to Life....
That's all (and that's enough when it's Mary Oliver)....
You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles thro... Read more
Be prepared to bump into wonder!!!
It's so easy for me to bow my head and feel cheated, feel like a loser, feel like I've only got half a life.
"WHAT'S THAT ABOUT?" I ask myself.
Well...it's a habit, developed over recent years of seeing the glass half empty...and e... Read more
Sometimes in my tears I drown...but I never let it get me down....
...so says musician Matisyahu, the personification of harmony. He is a Hasidic Jewish musician from New York City known for blending traditional Jewish themes with reggae, rock, and hip-hop sounds.
He pushes musical boundaries by incorpora... Read more
What's YOUR name???
We often *name* ourselves "slacker," "loser," "anxious," "isolated," "not up to the task," "lonely," "lazy"...but what about the myriad OTHER names...?
THANK YOU Carli-Mae! She reminded me of Jim Croce's great "I Got A Name" song, perfect ... Read more