Humility=superpower

“A single ego is an absurdly narrow vantage point from which to view the world,” wrote occultist Aleister Crowley. Author Gore Vidal agreed, saying, “Since no one can ever know for certain whether or not his own view of life is the correct one, it is absolutely impossible for him to know if someone else’s is the wrong one.” All of us can perpetually benefit from...

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First he looked confused…

  If you would like a greeting card of our beloved Tukaram ‘mut’ click on the image. Available in poster and print too. I couldn’t lie anymore so I started calling my dog “God” First he looked confused Then he started smiling Then he even Danced I kept it up Now he doesn’t even bite. I’m wondering if this might work on...

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BEFORE

Before… you cling. You cling to hopes and fears and even people without realizing what you’re doing. The Teacher says: “Pull that straw out of their neck! And out of yours while you’re at it! Stop leaking life force. The Age of Vampires is over! Forget  any notion of enemies. Your only jihad, your only struggle, is with yourself. Until you burn the ego once and for...

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Listening; Healing

I had blocked my listening and visionary skills for so long. What is the point of listening to the stories that are locked in the bones? If who we are is Pure Consciousness, untouched by any thought, emotion, experience-why listen to a story? Then it came to me. My listening skills and visionary perceptions returned. A true healer enters the space with no agenda. no judgments, no story. The...

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A Musing….

Funny isn’t it…. How we’ve chosen To be… Led, shown, guided, taught, illumined, inspired…. While others choose to be…. Shoved, tricked, cajoled, re-routed, mystified, shocked, mocked, De-frocked… For as many paths, There are as many Directions… Up, down, this-a-way, that-a-way, in, out, time-linear, time-none And for as many directions there are as many Dances; We can choose...

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Money and Separation

Photo by Alain Pham on Unsplash Today’s usury-money is part of a story of separation in which “more for me is less for you”  that is the essence of interest:  I will only “share” money with you if I end up with even more of it in return.  On the systemic level as well, interest on money creates competition, anxiety,and the polarization of wealth.  Meanwhile, the...

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Love’s Camel

“Beware of confining yourself to a particular belief and denying all else, for much good would elude you – indeed, the knowledge of reality would elude you. Be in yourself a matter for all forms of belief, for God is too vast and tremendous to be restricted to one belief rather than another.” “My heart has become capable of every form: It is a pasture for gazelles And a monastery for...

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Snippets of Chaos

“Irregularity and unpredictability are important features of health. On the other hand, decreased variability and accentuated periodicities are associated with disease. Healthy systems don’t want homeostasis. They want chaos.” —John R. Van Eenwyk, “The Chaotic Dynamic* of Everyday Life,” Quest magazine “One must have chaos within oneself if one is to be a...

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Thought

But you don’t decide what to do with the info. Thought runs you. Thought, however, gives false info that you are running it, that you are the one who controls thought. Whereas actually thought is the one which controls each one of us. And thought struggles against the results, trying to avoid those unpleasant results while keeping on with that way of thinking. That is what I call...

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A Meditation and Psychotherapy Story

Two friends met at a cafe one day and began to talk over tea. They told each other of the dissatisfaction in their lives, how life was not what either had expected, how despite their best efforts, they seldom woke up happy in the morning, how they did not want to feel this way for the rest of their lives. One said things were so bad he was thinking about going to see a psychotherapist; the other...

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