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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Didja Know?…

Rising rates of intermarriage are helping to dissipate ethnic and religious strife worldwide Death rates from cancer are shrinking.  The birth rate among teenage mothers is the lowest it has been in six decades. Acreage devoted to organic farming is increasing rapidly. Levels of literacy and education and political freedom are steadily growing all over the world.  If forced to...

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Alike

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Okay now I know you heard this one…..

“Is it ok for a Buddhist monk to send emails? As long as it doesn’t have...

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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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Yoga Competition?

A fave…… Subject: MONK GLOATS OVER YOGA CHAMPIONSHIP (WORLD NEWS — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) “I am the serenest!” LHASA, TIBET-– Employing the brash style that first brought him to prominence, Sri Dhananjai Bikram won the fifth annual international Yogi competition yesterday with a world-record point  total of 873.6. “I am the serenest!” Bikram...

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Light

Light, my light, the world-filling light, the eye-kissing light, heart-sweetening light! Ah, the light dances, my darling, at the center of my life; the light strikes, my darling, the chords of my love; the sky opens, the wind runs wild, laughter passes over the earth. The butterflies spread their sails on the sea of light. Lilies and jasmines surge up on the crest of the waves of light. The...

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