Nature and Disaster Truths

During bad circumstances, which is the human inheritance, you must decide not to be reduced. You have your humanity, and you must not allow anything to reduce that. We are obliged to know we are global citizens. Disasters remind us we are world citizens, whether we like it or not. —-Maya Angelou Disasters are called natural, as if nature were the executioner and not the...

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Please….. Let……

Please bring strange things. Please come bringing new things. Let very old things come into your hands. Let what you do not know come into your eyes. Let desert sand harden your feet. Let the arch of your feet be the mountains. Let the paths of your fingertips be your maps and the ways you go be the lines on your palms. Let there be deep snow in your inbreathing and your outbreath be the shining...

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Where to put my intention…..

Here’s a prescription that may help you make optimal use of your precious life energy: Set an intention to clarify your intentions about the essential matters in your life. Say –  “I am clarifying my intentions about . . .” 1. “who I really am” 2. “whom and what I love” 3. “how I want to serve my fellow creatures and the planet...

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Tired of Speaking Sweetly

Love wants to reach out and manhandle us, Break all our teacup talk of God. If you had the courage and Could give the Beloved His choice, some nights, He would just drag you around the room By your hair, Ripping from your grip all those toys in the world That bring you no joy. Love sometimes gets tired of speaking sweetly And wants to rip to shreds All your erroneous notions of truth That make...

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Last Night as I was Sleeping

Last night, as I was sleeping, I dreamt-marvellous error! that a spring was breaking out in my heart. I said: Along which secret aqueduct, Oh water, are you coming to me, water of a new life that I have never drunk? Last night, as I was sleeping, I dreamt-marvellous error! that I had a beehive here inside my heart. And the golden bees were making white combs and sweet honey from my old...

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Yoga – Relationship-Relationship-Yoga

Yoga – Relationship-Relationship-Yoga

When it is that time of season and we see the petals of spring start to respond to the ever-present calling of the sun and the ‘urge to merge’ is supposedly strongest; it is appropriate to flex the yogic muscles and take on the complex subject of relationship. There is very little, if anything that is ever said in the yogic texts about the “yoga of relationship”. If we agree that much of...

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Power vs. Force 1a

“The only way to enhance one’s power in the world is by increasing one’s integrity, understanding, and capacity for compassion.” ― David R. Hawkins,  Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, author’s Official Revised...

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Find a way to serve….

“Amazing things begin to happen when we do what we can where we are. Each of us must find a way to serve. I try wherever possible to avoid using the word ‘must’ when I am writing, but I use it emphatically here. Albert Schweitzer, the French medical missionary and Nobel Peace Prize recipient of 1953, expressed the same idea: “I am certain of one thing. The only ones among us who...

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Finding God

A woman came to see the great Indian saint, Ramakrishna and said: “I find that I do not love God.  The concept does not move me. I cannot find God anywhere.” “Is there nothing in this world that you do love?” And she said, “Yes I do love my nephew.” Ramakrishna said: “There he...

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Renunciation

There will always be voices that promise you greatness and glory: They call out from the worldly marketplace; They call out from the spiritual marketplace; They call out from the fill-your-holes-marketplace; They call out from the bigger-better-more marketplace. Do not buy their false promises, or purchase their ephemeral wares; What fulfills for a moment is not worth the price of your...

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