Posts by paul

Marriage

Marriage

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All about feeling good…

All about feeling good…

“Find thoughts that feel good, because it is inevitable that you are going to always be moving toward something. So why not be moving toward something that is pleasing? You can’t cease to vibrate, and Law of Attraction will not stop responding to the vibration that you are offering. So, expansion is inevitable. You provide it, whether you know you do, or not. The only question is,...

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Poets and poetry

Poets and poetry

Over the years I’ve had the extreme honor to populate this blog with many poems from many ages, many venues and divergent perspectives.  This following line from Jon Kabat- Zin’s Book, Coming to our Senses succinctly describes these “windows” from Source…. “I find it is both useful and illuminating to draw upon the work of those special people on our planet...

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THE END OF APOCALYPSE

THE END OF APOCALYPSE

Many people alive today are convinced that our civilization is in a dark age, cut off from divine favor, and on the verge of collapse. But it’s healthy to note that similar beliefs have been common throughout history. As far back as 2800 BC, an unknown prophet wrote on an Assyrian clay tablet, “Our earth is degenerate in these latter days. There are signs that the world is speedily...

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The Path of No Path

The Path of No Path

“Spiritual teachers with non-dual leanings often say that there is no path to enlightenment. There is nowhere to get to; you are already enlightened, you just do not know it. There is no need for a technique or practice; they will only keep your mind trapped in the illusion of relative phenomena. Do not meditate; do nothing. “There certainly is a profound truth embedded in such statements....

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….Even your buddhahood

….Even your buddhahood

……..Decades ago my friend and mentor, Swami Venkates, came to visit me in Los Angeles. He always liked to meet sages and spiritual teachers so I told him that I had heard about a Zen Roshi who just came to town. “Get us an appointment,” he requested. We entered the Roshi’s room, all bowed to each other, sat quietly on the floor and were offered cups of hot tea. After some...

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My Lucky Rock

My Lucky Rock

I said to a squirrel, “What’s that you are carrying?” and he said, “It is my lucky rock; isn’t it pretty?” I held it and said, “Indeed.” I said to God, What is this earth?” And He said, “it is my lucky rock; isn’t it wondrous?” Yes, indeed. ...

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Embody…..

Embody…..

Embody the soul in solstice honor the greet in greetings swim In this sea of seasons imagine the world with a garland of clasped hands reaching across continents smiles lifted to the sky, stars twinkling back in brilliance singing encouragement, equality, opportunity and peace for all In hopes that humans can embrace this world with respect and regard for clean water, clear air, abundant life for...

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God speaks to each of us…

God speaks to each of us…

God speaks to each of us as he makes us, Then walks with us silently out of the night. These are the words we dimly hear: “You, sent out beyond your recall, go to the limits of your longing Embody me Flare up like a flame and make shadows I can move in Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror Just keep going. No feeling is final Don’t let yourself lose me.” —...

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Pain

Pain

Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world. ~C.S. Lewis Thank you to Alan Cohen for this...

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