Posts by paul

May I taste something sacred

May I taste something sacred

“May a good vision catch me May a benevolent vision take hold of me, and move me May a deep and full vision come over me, and burst open around me May a luminous vision inform me, enfold me. May I awaken into the story that surrounds, May I awaken into the beautiful story. May the wondrous story find me; May the wildness that makes beauty arise between two lovers arise beautifully between...

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Where Does the Dance Begin, Where Does It End?

Where Does the Dance Begin, Where Does It End?

The sun the dragonfly and me – by linaji Don’t call this world adorable, or useful, that’s not it. It’s frisky, and a theater for more than fair winds. The eyelash of lightning is neither good nor evil. The struck tree burns like a pillar of gold. But the blue rain sinks, straight to the white feet of the trees whose mouths open. Doesn’t the wind, turning in circles,...

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I Hope You Dance

I Hope You Dance

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder You get your fill to eat But always keep that hunger May you never take one single breath for granted God forbid love ever leave you empty handed I hope you still feel small When you stand by the ocean Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens Promise me you’ll give fate a fighting chance And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance I...

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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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