A Crying Out for a Better World

Cinema whether it be in movies or television are often characterized as windows to our collective consciousness.  Many (i.e. the Matrix series) are prime examples of work that looks at our current ‘situation’ as a society.   A trilogy, His Dark Materials  is another of those. The sample below is from an HBO adaptation of the trilogy (in my humble opinion a very good one) where the...

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The point is this:

The point is this: ….all of us are sharing a unique experience that takes real and amazing skill. We have absolutely no idea how amazing and totally cool we are, really , each of us and how totally amazing and cool it is that we can maintain a physical body and comprehend experience from within time and space as we do… …it takes specified skill on the part of consciousness to...

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Saving Yourself–Saving the World

“Would you like to save the world from the degradation and destruction it seems destined for? Then step away from shallow mass movements and quietly go to work on your own self-awareness. If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself. If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift...

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When you meet the Buddha…..

“Buddha” means “the awakened one” – that is, someone who has woken up from the dream of being a separate ego in a material universe.  Gautama Siddhartha, whom we affectionately, ridiculously, call the Buddha, taught for forty-five years. In all those years, and in all the hundreds of thousands of teaching words that he uttered, his message was simply this:...

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Got it all figured out?…. Yet?

To our loyal who are readers of the Living the Question blog……. just a reminder….. “Your life is not an unending self-improvement project and your heart is not a venture to be undertaken, mastered, and completed. Perhaps today was never going to be the day when you figured it all out, got all your questions answered, or resolved the contradictions. It’s just too...

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The Quality of the Day

We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn, which does not forsake us even in our soundest sleep. I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor. It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few...

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Surrender

Have you ever wondered What’s come over you? Have you ever questioned What you ought to do? Have you ever worried Will it all work out? Have you ever asked yourself What’s it all about? Give it up, let go surrender We’re only here to remember What our souls already know We’re only here to remember We’ll get it if we just let go Have you ever cried at night Feeling...

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Acceptance

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Something Sacred is Coming This Way

Photo by Ian Beckley from Pexels Something sacred is coming this way. That is how my ancestors would have said it. In the midst of all this turmoil and confusion, when we cannot clearly see the path before us, when we feel trapped in a situation we cannot control, then I believe the wise elders of my holy heritage would climb to the high place of the heart, draw the circle of reason and faith...

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Fear Cracked Open

” You don’t know ahead of time how cracking a pot can affect your life,”….. Now , in the middle of the Raku class, he asked,  “Is anyone interested in cracking pots?”… I looked in my studio; it was hard to choose a good pot, knowing it would be broken. Kevin placed a small, thin, very used white towel on the cement floor… I was to hold my bowl...

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