Posts by paul

How do I listen?

How do I listen?

How do I listen to others? As if everyone were my Master Speaking to me His Cherished Last Words. —Hafiz

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Never Be Less Furry

Never Be Less Furry

I thought God might be willing to listen to reason, so I worked up a proposal that outlined some of my many concerns. My primary objective in that twenty page thesis of sheer elegance, that I was hoping might impress Him, could be distilled into this one, a bit long-winded hoot: That you-God-would never be any less furry, and always as accessible and loving as my cat; and like her, sleep with...

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On Intuition

On Intuition

One reliable source of intuition is formulating good questions and having an intention behind the questions: “What is it that I need to learn today?”, “What is it that I need to learn to live my life better?”, “What is it that I need next to write my book?” My sense is that intuition often reveals what you need to do next, although not necessarily the big...

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No One Way

No One Way

“Life on earth is a whole, yet it expresses itself in unique time-bound bodies, microscopic or visible, plant or animal, extinct or living. So there can be no one place to be. There can be no one way to be, no one way to practice, no one way to learn, no one way to love, no one way to grow or to heal, no one way to live, no one way to feel, no one thing to know or be known. The particulars...

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Setting you Free

Setting you Free

Thanks to Alan Cohen for finding the words that inspired this...

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Too in Love to Chat

Too in Love to Chat

His hands can shape through ours. And our sounds can somehow echo what God has never said, for the Divine is really speechless, it is too in love to chat. the Holy wind ruffled our hair and caused a lot of commotion: We think God made some rules but how can that be true when our souls are really the governor of all. His mind can shape through ours. Our bodies-and the earth-are as clay.  Is that...

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The Journey

The Journey

Thank you to Faith Spina for this...

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Internal Talk

Internal Talk

We talk to ourselves incessantly about our world. In fact we maintain our world with our internal talk. And whenever we finish talking to ourselves about ourselves and our world, the world is always as it should be. We renew it, we rekindle it with life, we uphold it with our internal talk. Not only that but we also choose our paths as we talk to ourselves. Thus we repeat the same choices over...

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Lie Around and Get Zonked Out

Lie Around and Get Zonked Out

If we were smarter, it would have been enough that just one great Prophet would have to make a personal appearance on earth. He or She probably could have easily fixed some important things forever, written a book that really gave us the total lowdown … and that no right-wing fanatic dare edit. God in human form, as some called the Avatar-or World Teacher-seemingly could have easily shown...

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The Summer Day

The Summer Day

Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper, I mean– the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who is eating sugar out of my hand, who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down, who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes. Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face. Now...

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