Patience

Above all, trust in the slow work of God, We are, quite naturally, impatient in everything to reach the end without delay. We should like to skip the intermediate stages. We are impatient of being on the way to something unknown, something new, And yet it is the law of all progress that it is made by passing through some stages of instability- And that it may take a very long time. And so I think...

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Joy/Sorrow/Joy/Sorrow

Then a woman said’ “Speak to us of Joy and Sorrow”. And he answered: Your Joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. And how else can it be? The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the...

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The Second Layer of Hope

It is the nature of hope to become lost; what begins with high hopes often ends in deep despair. Hope hid under the lid after Pandora’s box opened, as if all the troubles of the world must be released before genuine hope can be found. Any hope for this hopeless world might have to be found inside the currents of despair that increasingly accompany the news reports of cultural unraveling and...

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The Four Sisters of Everlasting Beauty

The Four Sisters of Everlasting Beauty danced on a mountaintop in order to summon fire from deep within the earth. They danced until flames poured from within veins in the rock, cleansing them of selfishness and blame. The First Sister Was the Dancing Woman of Mirth, whose direction was East. She wore yellow, the color of awakening moments. She brought laughter, the first necessity in a world of...

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The Best Season of your Life

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your...

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The Knowing

The memory lies in us of how it could be in a loving relationship with one another, how it could be holy, filled with gentleness, kissed by heaven. And that love could be extended to everyone. There is somewhere within each of us a place where we remember and we know. It may have become but a faint whisper today, but when we are quiet, we hear it still. Through all the madness that has been...

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A Spiritual Conspiracy

On the surface of the world right now there is war and violence and things seem dark But calmly and quietly, at the same time, something else is happening underground An inner revolution is taking place and certain individuals are being called to a higher light It is a silent revolution. From the inside out. From the ground up. This is a Global operation. A Spiritual Conspiracy. There are...

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A Perspective : Understanding Our Relationship to the Earth

…We awake believing the world – our world – is stable, only to learn again and again that this Earth is as much a living, breathing, moving, active instrument of life as we are. It is the grandest live organism we shall ever encounter, this wondrous Being that sustains us each second of our life. It would appear that the pace as well as the intensity of long-predicted earth activity and...

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Free and Easy

Happiness cannot be found through great effort and willpower, but is already present, in open relaxation and letting go.  Don’t strain yourself, there is nothing to do or undo, whatever momentarily arises in the body-mind has no real importance at all, has little reality whatsoever. Why identify with, and become attached to it, passing judgment upon it and ourselves? Far better to simply...

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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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