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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Brave New Words

The hardest thing is getting started and why is that exactly?
 Imagine God a few moments before the Big Bang, mincing 
around behind the stage in a petticoat with wine-tipped cigar -
 the anxiety! Have we rehearsed well enough? Are the atoms 
all in their correct costumes? Is there enough gas in the tank? 
Enough light in the urn? God prancing with a Martini, upending 
his gums with...

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What happened…On The Day Before You Came?

On the day before you came You sat with  Universe and had tea— “Is there anything you need of me this time ‘round ?”  you asked. Universe smiled – and sipped the tea “Perhaps-” you continued, “You need a great leader to help the people break their chains of bondage” Maybe a wise sage – or a healer!” I can do that!” “Hmmm…” was all  Universe could reply. “Or...

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The Day Will Come…

The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides, gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And, on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, humankind will have discovered fire —Tielhard de...

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Forgiveness

Forgiveness is a strong woman, tender and earthy and direct. Since her children have left home, she has embarked on an extended walking tour, visiting ruins and old monuments, bathing in rivers and hot springs, traveling through the small towns and large pulsing cities, tracing the current of sorrow under the stories she hears. Sometimes the city authorities and officials don’t want her...

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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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Questions About Angels

Of all the questions you might want to ask about angels, the only one you ever hear is how many can dance on the head of a pin. No curiosity about how they pass the eternal time besides circling the Throne chanting in Latin or delivering a crust of bread to a hermit on earth or guiding a boy and girl across a rickety wooden bridge. Do they fly through God’s body and come out singing? Do...

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Bigger, Better , More Interesting Problems

Is there anything more dangerous than getting up in the morning and having nothing to worry about, no problems to solve, no friction to heat you up? That state can be a threat to your health. If untreated, it incites and unconscious yearning for any old dumb trouble that might rouse some excitement. Acquiring problems is a fundamental human need. It’s as crucial to your well-being as...

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Trading in Love’s Currency

Reason said, ” We live in a world of six directions – and that’s it! Love replied, “There is a path beyond, and I have traveled it many times.” Reason saw a market and set up shop, but love trades in another currency...

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