The Personal Power to Remain Alert

Everything we do, everything we are, rests on our personal power. If we have enough of it, one word is enough to change the course of our lives. If we don’t, the most magnificent piece of wisdom can be revealed to us and that revelation won’t make a damn bit of difference. Do you know that at this very moment you are surrounded by eternity? And do you know you can use that eternity,...

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Let’s Swing

Between the conscious and the unconscious, the mind has put up a swing: all earth creatures, even the supernovas , sway between these two trees, and it never winds down angels, animals,humans, insects, by the million also the wheeling sun and moon: ages go by and it goes on. Everything is swinging: heaven, earth,water,fire, and the secret one slowly growing a body. Kabir saw that for fifteen...

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The Guest House

This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight. The dark thought, the shame, the...

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With You

Consort of clouds, beloved of the flowers, no boundaries confine my flight or wanderings. Slipping through the cracks in you armor, I am with you, calling you to come forth and dance with me in the downpour My energy spills out of you no matter what your circumstance or mood.  Find me in joy or in the darkness of your worst hours. welcome me. Throw your arms wide and celebrate each time you find...

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Again Daddy…Again!!

Warm waves gently Lapping about us The summer current Partners in our play Again Daddy! Again! Nose to nose Pure innocence beamed And I wondered Who really was holding who? Are you ready? Yes Daddy…AGAIN! Leaving my arms Squealing Legs flailing Eyes so wide I’d thought they’d burst A masterpiece mixture Of Terror Freedom Trust I knew She knew Daddy will catch me He always...

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The Secret

The Creator gathered all of Creation and said, “I want to hide something from the humans until they are ready for it. It is the realization that they create their own reality.” The eagle said, “Give it to me, I will take it to the moon.” The Creator said, “No. One day they will go there and find it.” The salmon said, “I will bury it on the bottom of the...

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The Point Is…

The point here is to take life in all its rich variety just as it is, with its ten thousand opposites, and to go along with whatever circumstances require, embracing things after their own inclination or according to chance, letting things be rather than getting in their way, and thus allowing each and every thing, each and every appearance, to pursue a meaning and purpose distinct from my...

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Beginning Time

Beginning Time

Beginning time by Frank Howell The beginning of each new day means that I am born anew into a world where hatred, fear, and jealousy vanish on a tongue of hope licking away sorrow and despair The magpie and the prairie dog lead me toward the rising Sun. In its holy path I see The embryo face of time’s child, telling me that youth’s determination to unlearn the lessons of an...

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Learning Deeply…

Teacher: We want you to learn these teachings so deeply that they lie upon your heart Student:  Why don’t you just put them in our hearts? Teacher: That’s not our job. we just place them on the surface. Then when your heart breaks, they fall in. —Buddhist story –  source...

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The Sun in Drag

You are the Sun in drag You are God hiding from yourself. Remove all the “mine”- that is the veil Why ever worry about Anything? Listen to what our friend Hafiz Knows for certain: the appearance of this world Is a Magi’s brilliant trick, though its affairs are Nothing into nothing. You are a divine elephant with amnesia Trying to live in an ant Hole. Sweetheart, O...

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