The Invitation

Delighted to love you by Linaji It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living I want to know what you ache for, And if you dare to dream of meeting your hearts longing. It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dreams, for the adventure of being alive. It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want...

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Heraclitus (6th-5th Century B.C.E).

All things flow. The sun is new everyday Opposition brings together, and from discord comes perfect harmony From all, one; and from one, all. You can’t step twice into the same river. You won’t discover the limits of the soul, however far you go. Eternity is a child playing checkers. The hidden harmony is better than the obvious one. It is in change that things find rest. To men,...

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Harmony

Harmony doesn’t seem extraordinary until you have known him for a while. He knows how to be gentle, and such gentleness is surprisingly powerful. The silence around him is lyrical. If I sit in his kitchen in the late afternoon and drink ginger tea, by the time I am ready to go home the contradictions inside my head are no longer shouting at me and trying to tear each other apart He gives me...

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More on Gurus…

When Guru Dattatreya was a child, a king visited the ashram. Because his parents were away, Dattatreya greeted the king and the king saw an inner joy radiating from the boy. The king immediately realized that the boy was gifted with great wisdom and started talking to him. King: You have been studying with your parents? Dattatreya: There is much to learn from everyone and everything, not only...

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Luminous Tease

Change yourself in the way you want everyone else to change Love your enemies in case your friends turn out to be jerks Avoid thinking about winning the lottery while making love Brainwash yourself before someone nasty beats you to it Confess big secrets to people who aren’t very interested Write a love letter to your evil twin during a lunar eclipse Fool the tricky red beasts guarding...

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The Guru

Her lineage is impeccable But from whence has she come?.. She comes when you don’t want her When you think you’re not ready Yet, When you most need her. She tolerates no lack of attention She tolerates no lack of love She sticks pins in your tender spots To see if “You’re done yet” She never forgives Yet She never condemns See her Flowing robes Outstretched arms Piercing eyes Pinioned...

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Loneliness and Solitude

Loneliness is like sitting in an empty room and being aware of the space around you.  It is a condition of separateness.  Solitude is becoming one with the space around you. It is a condition of union.  Loneliness is small, solitude is large.  Loneliness closes in around you; solitude expands toward the infinite. Loneliness has its roots in words, in an internal conversation that nobody...

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I Imagine Now for Ages

It Happened Again last Night: Love Popped the cork on itself- Splattered my brains Across the Sky. I imagine now for ages something of Hafiz Will Appear To Fall like Stars.                               ...

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On a Summer Morning

On a summer morning I sat down on a hillside to think about God – A worthy pastime. Near me, I saw a single cricket; it was moving the grains of the hillside this way and that way. How great was its energy, how humble its effort. Let us hope it will always be like this, each of us going on in our inexplicable ways building the universe. Mary...

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Just For Now

Just for now, without asking how, let yourself sink into stillness. Just for now, lay down the weight you so patiently bear upon your shoulders. Feel the earth receive you, and the infinite expanse of sky grow even wider as your awareness reaches up to meet it. Just for now, allow a wave of breath to enliven your experience. Breathe out whatever blocks you from the truth. Just for now,...

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