Now is the Time

Now is the time to know That all that you do is sacred Now, why not consider A lasting truce with yourself and God. Now is the time to understand That  all your ideas of right and wrong Were just a child’s training wheels To be laid aside When you can finally live With veracity And love. Hafiz is a divine envoy Whom the Beloved Has written a holy message upon My dear, please tell me, Why...

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Loving Kindness and Compassion

When you begin to touch your heart or let your heart be touched, you begin to discover that it is bottomless, that it doesn’t have any resolution, that this heart is huge, vast and limitless. You begin to discover how much warmth and gentleness is there, as well as so much space. Your world seems less solid, more roomy and spacious. The burden lightens. In the beginning it feels like...

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The Paradox of Our Age

We spend more but have less; We buy more but enjoy it less. We have bigger houses but smaller families; More conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less common sense; More knowledge but less judgment; More experts, but more problems; More medicines but less wellness. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble in crossing the street to meet our new neighbor. We...

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Long Live….

Long live the beauty that comes down and through and onto all of us. —singer-songwriter Laurie Anderson Long live impudence! It’s my guardian angel in this world. —Albert Einstein Long live the weeds that overwhelm My narrow vegetable realm !— The bitter rock, the barren soil That force the son of man to toil; All things unholy, marked by curse, The ugly of the universe. The rough,...

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All Paths, No paths

Not Christian or Jew or Muslim, not Hindu, Buddhist, Sufi, or Zen. Not any religion or cultural system. I am not from the east or the west, not out of the ocean or up from the ground, not natural or ethereal, not composed of elements at all. I do not exist, am not an entity in this world or the next, did not descend from Adam and Eve or any origin story. My place is the placeless, a trace of the...

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Find a Better Job

Now That All your worry Has proved such an Un-lucrative Business Why Not find a...

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Certainty

Certainty undermines one’s power and turns happiness into a long shot. Certainty confines. Dears, there is nothing in your life that will not change-especially all your ideas of God. Look what insanity of righteous knowledge can do: crusade and maim thousands in wanting to convert that which is already gold into gold. Certainty can become an illness that creates hate and greed. God once...

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16 Observations

•Everything changes. • We have just enough problems, not too many or too few. • Even a mistaken approach is not a waste of time. • Formal education is to explain what is and what it means. Actual education is to let it be, whatever it is, without explanation. • Wherever you go, you will find your teacher. • Light one corner of the world. • The way that helps will not be the same:...

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Stream of Life

The same stream of life that runs through my veins runs through the world, and dances in rhythmic measure It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth into numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers It is the same life that is rocked in the ocean cradle of life and death in ebb and flow I feel my limbs are made glorious by the...

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Don’t go back to sleep…

“The Breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep. You must ask for what you really want. Don’t go back to sleep. People are going back and forth across the door sill Where the two worlds touch. The door is round and open Don’t go back to sleep.” ––Rumi And as another translation has it……. The Wind at dawn is the...

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