Posts by paul

Heraclitus (6th-5th Century B.C.E).

Heraclitus (6th-5th Century B.C.E).

All things flow. The sun is new everyday Opposition brings together, and from discord comes perfect harmony From all, one; and from one, all. You can’t step twice into the same river. You won’t discover the limits of the soul, however far you go. Eternity is a child playing checkers. The hidden harmony is better than the obvious one. It is in change that things find rest. To...

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Someone asked the Dalai Lama what surprised him most….

Someone asked the Dalai Lama what surprised him most….

“Man. Because he  sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if hes is never going to die, and then he dies having never really...

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All I Need to Know I Learned from Noah’s Ark

All I Need to Know I Learned from Noah’s Ark

Don’t miss the boat. Remember that we are all in the same boat. Plan ahead. It was raining when Noah built the ark Stay fit. When you’re 600 years old someone may ask you to do something really big. Don’t listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done. Build your future on high ground. For safety’s sake, travel in pairs. Speed isn’t always an...

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Enough

Enough

It is not enough to know. It is not enough to follow the inward road conversing in secret. It is not enough to see straight ahead, to gaze at the unborn thinking the silence belongs to you. It is not enough to hear even the tiniest edge of rain. You must go to the place where everything waits there, when you finally rest even one word will do, one word or the palm of your hand turning outward in...

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And For No Reason…

And For No Reason…

And For no reason I start skipping like a child. And For no reason I turn into a leaf That is carried so high I kiss the Sun’s mouth And dissolve. And For no reason A thousand birds Choose my head for a conference table, Start passing their Cups of wine And their wild songbooks all around. And For every reason in existence I begin to eternally, To eternally laugh and love! When I turn into...

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Painting nails meditation

Painting nails meditation

All this while painting your nails….. The next generation is in ‘good’ hands………..

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The Transcendent Moment

The Transcendent Moment

While the edifice, your mind and your body, desires–it desires food, it desires sex, it desires security, it desires gratification of the senses, do you know what you want? What you want–you that’s sitting inside? You want to be part of the harmony, the mist, the flow, the living spirit. To put it in Christian terms, your soul wishes to return from whence it came.  And you keep...

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Grief

Grief

Here’s the deal. The human soul doesn’t want to be advised or fixed or saved. It simply wants to be witnessed — to be seen, heard and companioned exactly as it is. When we make that kind of deep bow to the soul of a suffering person, our respect reinforces the soul’s healing resources, the only resources that can help the sufferer make it through. — Parker Palmer (Thanks to Linda...

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Think on these things…

Think on these things…

It is only when you are constantly learning that you find truth, and you cannot inquire, observe,learn, you cannot be deeply aware, if you are afraid. So the foundation of education, is to eradicate, inwardly as well as outwardly, this fear that destroys human thought, human relationship and love. –J....

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IBN ‘ARABI AND THE CHRIST

IBN ‘ARABI AND THE CHRIST

I remember the first time I ever heard my master recite the verse of Ibn’Arabi.  It was Christmas day. And my master said this poem, in part,describes the consciousness of Mohammad, Jesus, Buddha and anyone who achieves union with the Rose, with God. I knew something of this poem but my master spoke it differently, adding to it as one might to a song they were playfully singing. Later that...

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