Monday, November 29, 2010

Witnesses to the Unknowable

It is necessary to actually try to pierce the veil of the unknowable before it can take on the spacious quality with which it can illumine and inform all activities of the mind.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Wisdom Mind

Each one of us is a universe of thoughts, feelings, expectations and intentions.  We barely know this about ourselves, let alone each other.  We are most at home when we sense a fundamental equality with all beings.  Draw near to the great I AM!  Breathing and dancing, we will open the gates to love and be set free.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Second Circle is Earth

A Canticle to the Second Circle:  The Second Circle is Earth

Touched as chosen, dancing breath upon the Earth.
All Earth in Unique Time.
To Earth's circle we are delivered,
Earth born we are.
Earth's circle nourishes our strengths.
Earth circle reveals weakness,
Weakness that Spirit dedicates to strength.
Earth carries us to knowledge of others.
Earth we have been.
What we will be, Earth can taste.
Rejoicing Earth in what we are.
Sentient Earth.
Blessed Earth.
Earth hears when heard by us.
Earth has touched what we now feel.
In ancient witness,
Earth shares.
Earth releases.
Earth embraces.
Earth prepares.
Earth receives.
Earth restores.
Earth upholds.
Blessing upon blessing.
Sacred home to all humankind.
All humankind,
Lie down upon dust.
By water be covered over.
By fiery depths be consumed.
By elemental winds be scattered.
By breath,
By dance,
Know Earth.

- from Sweet Unpleasant Realities -

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Be Multilingual in the Languages of the Spirit

The future belongs to those who communicate in a language of the heart.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

There Is Only One

"Knowing one way thoroughly, you accomplish them all."
- Traditional Buddhist saying -

The Palimpsest

Anyone who traverses the same ground repeatedly will become intimately familiar with its features.

If one has a practice that leans towards freedom, and one explores it thoroughly, then that which one has discovered will become a type of "ground" that can become the foundation of all actions.

In the present moment, the ground need only be explored once to have been explored thoroughly.  Time to move on.

Mindful repetition (such as chanting) can be very helpful though when stuck in a groove of ego or self.

The goal is to be free of any concept of self that impairs the free expression of truth and compassion.

Keyword: free

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Side Effects

We are harrowed and hallowed by the sufferings of our loved ones.
We are never quite the same after standing at the side of someone who is sick.
We touch our weaknesses, and find our strengths...

Thursday, November 11, 2010

True Strength

Recognizing your own weakness is a form of strength.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Simplicity in Motion

It could be stated that enlightenment is nothing more, or less, than the relentless application of compassion to the changing nature of existence.