Snippets of Chaos

“Irregularity and unpredictability are important features of health. On the other hand, decreased variability and accentuated periodicities are associated with disease. Healthy systems don’t want homeostasis. They want chaos.” —John R. Van Eenwyk, “The Chaotic Dynamic* of Everyday Life,” Quest magazine “One must have chaos within oneself if one is to be a...

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Thought

But you don’t decide what to do with the info. Thought runs you. Thought, however, gives false info that you are running it, that you are the one who controls thought. Whereas actually thought is the one which controls each one of us. And thought struggles against the results, trying to avoid those unpleasant results while keeping on with that way of thinking. That is what I call...

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A Meditation and Psychotherapy Story

Two friends met at a cafe one day and began to talk over tea. They told each other of the dissatisfaction in their lives, how life was not what either had expected, how despite their best efforts, they seldom woke up happy in the morning, how they did not want to feel this way for the rest of their lives. One said things were so bad he was thinking about going to see a psychotherapist; the other...

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Nature and Disaster Truths

During bad circumstances, which is the human inheritance, you must decide not to be reduced. You have your humanity, and you must not allow anything to reduce that. We are obliged to know we are global citizens. Disasters remind us we are world citizens, whether we like it or not. —-Maya Angelou Disasters are called natural, as if nature were the executioner and not the...

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Please….. Let……

Please bring strange things. Please come bringing new things. Let very old things come into your hands. Let what you do not know come into your eyes. Let desert sand harden your feet. Let the arch of your feet be the mountains. Let the paths of your fingertips be your maps and the ways you go be the lines on your palms. Let there be deep snow in your inbreathing and your outbreath be the shining...

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Where to put my intention…..

Here’s a prescription that may help you make optimal use of your precious life energy: Set an intention to clarify your intentions about the essential matters in your life. Say –  “I am clarifying my intentions about . . .” 1. “who I really am” 2. “whom and what I love” 3. “how I want to serve my fellow creatures and the planet...

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Tired of Speaking Sweetly

Love wants to reach out and manhandle us, Break all our teacup talk of God. If you had the courage and Could give the Beloved His choice, some nights, He would just drag you around the room By your hair, Ripping from your grip all those toys in the world That bring you no joy. Love sometimes gets tired of speaking sweetly And wants to rip to shreds All your erroneous notions of truth That make...

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Last Night as I was Sleeping

Last night, as I was sleeping, I dreamt-marvellous error! that a spring was breaking out in my heart. I said: Along which secret aqueduct, Oh water, are you coming to me, water of a new life that I have never drunk? Last night, as I was sleeping, I dreamt-marvellous error! that I had a beehive here inside my heart. And the golden bees were making white combs and sweet honey from my old...

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Yoga – Relationship-Relationship-Yoga

Yoga – Relationship-Relationship-Yoga

When it is that time of season and we see the petals of spring start to respond to the ever-present calling of the sun and the ‘urge to merge’ is supposedly strongest; it is appropriate to flex the yogic muscles and take on the complex subject of relationship. There is very little, if anything that is ever said in the yogic texts about the “yoga of relationship”. If we agree that much of...

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Power vs. Force 1a

“The only way to enhance one’s power in the world is by increasing one’s integrity, understanding, and capacity for compassion.” ― David R. Hawkins,  Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, author’s Official Revised...

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