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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Le Guru

Question: How is one to decide upon a proper Guru? What is the swarupa [nature or real form] of a Guru? Ramana Maharshi: He is the proper Guru to whom your mind is attuned. If you ask, `How to decide who is the Guru and what is his swarupa?’, he should be endowed with tranquility, patience, forgiveness and other virtues; he should be capable of attracting others even with his eyes just as a...

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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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Questions – Inspiration

Well loyal “Living the Question”  readers some salient questions to get the gray matter churning….. 1. What inspires you? 2.  Who has inspired  you?  Who has been your ‘guru’, or teacher that has made a marked influence on your life? 3.  Do you give yourself time to inspire yourself?   What does/would that look like? 4.  How do you inspire others?  what...

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Writin’ Her Own Bible Now

Auspicious it was The day she arrived She pawed at the earth Eyes glistened She cried Dived in headlong With Valkyrie song I’m takin’ on life Here and now! Sunday School Pummeled her with Chapter and Verse Some a little weird Some perverse She cried “It’s Eve who got shafted!!” Teeth clenched to smile Head turned to mutter… “I oughta be writin’ My Own Bible Now” — Her...

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What is a taste of Chaos Soup?

There is this ‘soup’ Of Divine Chaos that is being stirred constantly. Perhaps the spoon An energy called Choice The main condiment called Destiny. In this moment as I dip my spoon to take a taste I don’t know ‘exactly’ Where I’m dipping, But there is this certainty That this broth was prepared lovingly, and unerringly I am grateful, excited for the...

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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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Songs for Home

And the song rang out ‘midst the silence of the lodge I have sat in the pews of hundreds of churches Praised your name-Praised your name I have greeted Mecca more times than I can remember I have sat in the Zen-do with Buddha And you came you came So many sutras I’ve sung And posed ten thousand asana You were there Before I channeled the avatar- You counseled, “I am with you...

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A Song for the Search

…And the song rang out ‘midst the silence of the lodge I have sat in the pews of hundreds of churches Praised your name-Praised your name I have greeted Mecca more times than I can remember I have sat in the Zen-do with Buddha And you came you came So many sutras I’ve sung And posed ten thousand asana You were there Before I channeled the avatar- You counseled, “I am with you...

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Repurposing Birthdays

Celebrating the day you came into this world
 is fine But… Rather than ask How many years old am I or How many years do I have, Try Celebrating How many times you’ve told your partner,
husband,son,daughter, yourself… I love you! Make merry On the many times have you woken up And greeted the new day with Eager Anticipation! Have you excitedly counted the times When you’ve taken...

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