What is right with you anyway?….

Psychiatry and psychotherapy obsess on what’s wrong with people and give short shrift to what’s right. The manual of these professions is a 991-page textbook called the *DSM-V.* It identifies scores of pathological states but no healthy ones. Some time back, I began to complain about this fact, and asked readers to help me compile material for a proposed antidote, the Anti-DSM —...

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12 Steps for the Recovering New Ager…

“Humanity grant me the serenity to accept life without astrology The Courage to change my name back to what it was And the wisdom to know that aliens can’t save me” ——Blake More Everyone is on a journey,  a path,  a course, an El Camino.  These divine road trips lead through an infinite number of experiences and interpretations.  Often it seems that every...

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Luminous Tease

Change yourself in the way you want everyone else to change Love your enemies in case your friends turn out to be jerks Avoid thinking about winning the lottery while making love Brainwash yourself before someone nasty beats you to it Confess big secrets to people who aren’t very interested Write a love letter to your evil twin during a lunar eclipse Fool the tricky red beasts guarding...

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The Tao of Pooh

“You can’t stay in your corner of the forest, waiting for others to come to you;  you have to go to them sometimes.” ———————— “Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there someday.” —————————- “What day is it,?” asked Pooh. “It’s today,”...

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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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When love beckons….

When love beckons to you…follow The way is hard and steep but as we yield to the wings of Love It will unfold us. For even as love lifts it dashes. For as Love is our growth it is our pruning. Love ascends to our height and caresses our most tender branches which quiver in the sun… So shall love descend to our roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth. Love will do these...

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Asana in da everyday

Asana in da everyday

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My Work

My work is loving the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird — equal seekers of sweetness. Here the quickening yeast; there the blue plums. Here the clam deep in the speckled sand. Are my boots old? Is my coat torn? Am I no longer young, and still not half-perfect? Let me keep my mind on what matters, which is my work, which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished. The...

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The Time Before Death

Friend, hope for the Guest while you are alive. Jump into experience while you are alive! Think… and think… while you are alive. What you call “salvation” belongs to the time before death. If you don’t break your ropes while you’re alive, do you think ghosts will do it after? The idea that the soul will rejoin with the ecstatic just because the body is...

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Acceptance

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