Posts by paul

Ode To Buttoning and Unbuttoning My Shirt

No one knew or at least I didn’t know they knew what the thin disks threaded here on my shirt might give me in terms of joy this is not something to be taken lightly the gift of buttoning one’s shirt slowly top to bottom or bottom to top or sometimes the buttons will be on the other side and I am a woman that morning slipping the glass through its slot I tread differently that day or some of...

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15 thoughts

1) The past has no power over the present moment. 2) Boredom, anger, sadness, or fear are not ‘yours,’ not personal. They are conditions of the human mind. They come and go. Nothing that comes and goes is you. 3) Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge. 4) The primary cause of unhappiness is...

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When your eyes are tired…

When your eyes are tired the world is tired also. When your vision has gone No part of the world can find you. Time to go into the dark where the night has eyes  to recognize its own. There you can be sure you are not beyond love. The dark will be your womb tonight. The night will give you a horizon further than you can see. You must learn one thing: the world was made to be free in. Give up all...

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A Piece of the Puzzle

“Admit it. You aren’t like them. You’re not even close. You may occasionally dress yourself up as one of them, watch the same mindless television shows as they do, maybe even eat the same fast food sometimes. But it seems that the more you try to fit in, the more you feel like an outsider, watching the “normal people” as they go about their automatic existences. “For every time...

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Growing up Together

Is there a lot of stuff you don’t understand? she said & I said pretty much the whole thing & she nodded & said that’s what she thought, but it was nice to hear it anyway & we sat there in the porch swing, listening to the wind & growing up together —Brian...

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Can Your Relationship Heal The World?

“The crisis we are facing is a crisis in which the sacred powers of love in the human soul are being diverted by distraction, by greed, by ignorance, by the pursuit of power, so that they never irrigate the world and transform it.” –Andrew Harvey There are seven requirements necessary for a vision of evolutionary love to emerge into the world. 1. Both beings need to be plunged...

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Shadow…

The shadow has three functions: (1) It won’t let you step over or leave a part of yourself. You’ll make a fool of yourself. (2) It keeps us connected to our juice, particularly sexuality and aggression, the two parts of ourselves that we have the most problems with, and the greatest problems expressing. (3) Our shadow gives us compassion for others. Healing ourselves and helping...

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Mercy Now

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The Happiest Man

The oldest man in the world? The happiest man alive? A yoga genius? Who is Swami Sivananda? He was born in 1896 and has lived through three centuries! Full of life, energy, and a charm, 123-year-old Swami Sivananda is a rare look at purity, simplicity, and happiness. He laughs when asked if this generation can live to his age “No, not possible. This is the kalyug and everyone is too greedy!”...

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Repeat experiences

A Warrior of the Light notices that certain moments repeat themselves. He often finds himself faced with the same problems and situations as before. He becomes depressed. He begins to think he is incapable of making progress in life, the difficult moments having returned. “I’ve already been through this”, he complains to his heart. “It is true, you have been through...

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