Imagination

Imagination

When Imagination walks, she writes letters to the earth . When she runs, her feet trace postcards to the sun. And when she dances, when she dances, she sends love letters to the stars. Some people accuse Imagination of being a liar. They don’t understand that she has her own ways of uncovering the truth. She studied journalism in junior high school.  It gave her an excuse to leave school...

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Bodhisattvas -101 part 2

Bodhisattvas -101 part 2

A traditional skillful (and at times humorous) reflection can be used to change our relationship to difficulties. The image of this meditation can be easily developed and brought to our daily life. Picture or imagine that this earth is filled with Buddhas, that every single being you encounter is enlightened, except one-yourself- Imagine that they are all here to teach you. Whoever you encounter...

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The Edge of who we are

The Edge of who we are

Through the disciplined precision of our efforts, we’ll come again and again to our edge-the difficult places beyond which we’ve previously been unable to move.  Through the willingness to soften and surrender to what is, we learn that we can gradually move beyond that edge.  It is only through this interplay of hard and soft, of effort and letting be, of will and willingness, that...

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Again Daddy…Again!!

Again Daddy…Again!!

Warm waves gently Lapping about us The summer current Partners in our play Again Daddy! Again! Nose to nose Pure innocence beamed And I wondered Who really was holding who? Are you ready? Yes Daddy…AGAIN! Leaving my arms Squealing Legs flailing Eyes so wide I’d thought they’d burst A masterpiece mixture Of Terror Freedom Trust I knew She knew Daddy will catch me He always...

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Drowned in your Essence

Drowned in your Essence

  All the world’s atoms are really your mirrors, drowned in your essence like drops in the sea. Like waves that roll over, crashing in emptiness, they deny themselves – they offer your proof. —Walah...

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What is Listening?

What is Listening?

Doubt yourself and you doubt everything you see. Judge yourself and you see judges everywhere. But if you listen to the sound of your own voice, you can rise above doubt and judgment. And you can see forever. — Nancy Kerrigan The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our...

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