Posts by paul

Willingness

Willingness

Willing to experience aloneness, I discover connection everywhere; Turning to face my fear, I meet the warrior who lives within; Opening to my loss, I am given unimaginable gifts; Surrendering into emptiness, I find fullness without end. Each condition I flee from pursues me. Each condition I welcome transforms me And becomes itself transformed Into its radiant jewel-like essence. I bow to the...

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The Altar of This Moment

The Altar of This Moment

Thailand 1 – by Michael Durbin Place everything you can perceive— Everything you can See, Hear, Smell, Taste, Or touch, Upon the altar of this moment And give thanks. It is over so soon— This expression, This single moment of your precious life, This one heart pounding itself open with fear or wild joy, This one breath rising in the cold winter air smoothly and gently or coughing and...

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The Journey

The Journey

You must not ever stop being whimsical. And you must not, ever, give anyone else the responsibility for your life –Mary Oliver One day you finally knew what you had to do and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice though the whole house began to tremble and you felt that old tug at your ankles. “Mend my life!” each voice cried. but you didn’t...

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PLACE

PLACE

Interesting that this writing from around the late 1800s echoes much of what we hear in the new age literature (i.e. “law of attraction” in the last paragraph.)   If the word God bothers you be sure to replace with synonym of your choice and instead of  He – use She.   The message works from whatever gender and or ‘higher power label’ works for you. “The...

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Anger

Anger

A man once cursed the Buddha to his face.  the Buddha only smiled.  The man became even more incensed and asked, “Why don’t you respond?” The Buddha replied, “If someone refuses a gift, it must be taken back by the one who offered it.” The Buddha then recited this verse: “For those with no anger, how can anger arise?” When you practice deep looking and...

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Happiness turned to me…

Happiness turned to me…

Happiness turned to me and said,   “It is time. It is time to forgive yourself of all of the things you did not become. It is time to exonerate yourself for all of the people you couldn’t save, for all the fragile hearts you fumbled with in the dark of your confusion. it is time, child,to accept that you don’t have to be who you were a year ago, that you don’t have to want the same...

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Dear Life

Dear Life

Verse and graphics Paul...

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Ordinary Acts

Ordinary Acts

The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest. — Thomas...

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Ascension: Distraction or Incentive?

Ascension: Distraction or Incentive?

I believe in Ascension, but not as it is viewed in New Age circles. The more painful and chaotic life on earth becomes, the more the word Ascension surfaces. It is reflected as a knee jerk reaction to world events that people no longer want to bear witness to. Some conveniently believe that Ascension is awaiting through little to no effort of their own. This has a hollow ring for me. This...

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Change,Change,Change……..

Change,Change,Change……..

One of life’s great bounties is its changeableness, which ensures that boredom will never last very long. You may underestimate the intensity of your longing for continual transformation, but the universe doesn’t. That’s why it provides you with the boundless entertainment of your ever-shifting story. That’s why it is always revising the challenges it sends your way,...

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