Everyday Sacred

“Yes we suffer the results of trying to live in a vibratory range that is difficult for us and yes we somehow remember a “better way” to live…. …it becomes clearer that our main mission here is simply to live, to breathe the air and to let the love within us flow.  Just the simple living of an everyday life is sacramental when the person is living with that...

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Father’s Day

How do we forgive our fathers? Maybe in a dream. He’s in your power. You twist his arm. But you’re not sure it was he that stole your money. You feel calmer and you decide to let him go free. Or he’s the one, as in a dream of mine, I must pull from the water, but I never knew it or wouldn’t have done it, until I saw the street-theater play so close up I was moved to...

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Fear Cracked Open

” You don’t know ahead of time how cracking a pot can affect your life,”….. Now , in the middle of the Raku class, he asked,  “Is anyone interested in cracking pots?”… I looked in my studio; it was hard to choose a good pot, knowing it would be broken. Kevin placed a small, thin, very used white towel on the cement floor… I was to hold my bowl...

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The Bankruptcy of Security

To be truly challenging, a voyage, like a life, must rest on a firm foundation of financial unrest. Otherwise you are doomed to a routine traverse, the kind known to yachtsmen, who play with their boats at sea-“cruising,” it is called. Voyaging belongs to seamen, and to the wanderers of the world who cannot, or will not, fit in. If you are contemplating a voyage and you have the...

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Ordinary is the Divine

[Transformative practice] helps us begin to tell the story of our life…As we grow more intimate with things as they are, we begin to notice the glory of God in each one.  Meditation just makes it easier to remember what God , your self and all of life are about.  Love the Lord your God, your heart, mind and soul, and your neighbor as yourself.  It’s all right there, there’s...

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This Lost and Found Life

As you get older, it’s easy to become preoccupied with all the things you’re losing: time, mobility, options, friends, hair. The attrition of existence can all begin to get heavy upon your shoulders if you let it. I’ve been feeling the weight of life lately. I think many of us have. But the real story is that there is a balance in this living; something born with each thing that dies,...

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Questions – Inspiration

Well loyal “Living the Question”  readers some salient questions to get the gray matter churning….. 1. What inspires you? 2.  Who has inspired  you?  Who has been your ‘guru’, or teacher that has made a marked influence on your life? 3.  Do you give yourself time to inspire yourself?   What does/would that look like? 4.  How do you inspire others?  what...

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What is your Monthly Path to Enlightenment?

Vaults hidden in the hills of the Himalayas, dust covered scrolls in caves hidden for centuries, protected wisdom once  relegated to only a few have been made available now to the “common man”. The tool of the internet dispersing these thoughts to more than ever before. As we  move past the prophesied date of world wide apocalypse (2012 – by some reckonings) the collective...

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Doom scenarios

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TILLICHO LAKE

In this high place it is as simple as this, leave everything you know behind. Step toward the cold surface, say the old prayer of rough love and open both arms. Those who come with empty hands will stare into the lake astonished, there, in the cold light reflecting pure snow, the true shape of your own face. — David...

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