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What If ?

What If ?

What if religion was each other? If our practice was our life? If prayer was our words? What if the Temple was the Earth? If forests were our church? If holy water the rivers, lakes and oceans? What if meditation was our relationships? If the Teacher was life? If wisdom was self-knowledge? If Love was the center of our being? What if God was oneself, and all? 1998 Ganga White, Santa Barbara All...

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Acceptance

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The Big Bang birthday…..

The Big Bang birthday…..

When you don’t believe in birthdays, the idea of aging turns a little foreign to you.  You don’t fall into trauma over your sixteenth birthday or your thirtieth or the big Five-Oh or the deadly Century.  You measure your life by what you learn, not by counting how many calendars you’ve seen. If you’re going to have trauma, better it be the shock of discovering the...

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Rise in Love

Rise in Love

The stars are the eyes of Existence watching our every move, hanging upon the rise & fall of our laughter, becoming ecstatic with us in our deepest prayers weeping tears of Light when they see us cry. So let’s kiss the Moment with enough vehemence & passion to inspire the whole Universe to rise as In-Love with the One, as we are. We have been playing this game of strip-tease with...

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Judgement

Judgement

When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself. Perception is not reality. What appear to be faults in others may actually be reflections of our own emotional afflictions. I don’t have an attitude problem; you have a perception problem. Remember, the way people treat us is their karma. The way we react is our own. ~ Trulshik...

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Hiding

Hiding

HIDING is a way of staying alive. Hiding is a way of holding ourselves until we are ready to come into the light. Even hiding the truth from ourselves can be a way to come to what we need in our own necessary time. Hiding is one of the brilliant and virtuoso practices of almost every part of the natural world: the protective quiet of an icy northern landscape, the held bud of a future summer...

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Forgotten Family

Forgotten Family

As I descend into basement shadows, I am washed in red. Smoothness is not a choice on the earthly plane. As light reveals, so also shadows are spawned. With this I must learn to rock my ignorance to sleep to await its hungry cry. I must feed my insincerity its milky gruel. I must give my meanness rapt attention. I must dine with my shallowness and play chess with my incompetence. I must massage...

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A Good Read

A Good Read

by Kent Bond The mirror reveals A very unique notebook A cherished volume That I have chosen to journal in Today Skin is the delicate parchment Organs, bone, joint and sinew The bindings and spine Each cell, Chapters. War and Peace are but cliff notes In comparison Bible, Koran, Kabbalah Only echo its holiness I need not think to Turn the page For the entry is already Transcribing,...

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One Body

One Body

All human beings are the members of one body- every person is a glint, shining from a single gem. When the world causes pain for one member, how could the other members ever rest in peace? If you lack grief for another one’s sorrow, why call yourself a human...

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Meaning of Life…just to be alive

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