Snippets of Chaos

Snippets of Chaos

“Irregularity and unpredictability are important features of health. On the other hand, decreased variability and accentuated periodicities are associated with disease. Healthy systems don’t want homeostasis. They want chaos.” —John R. Van Eenwyk, “The Chaotic Dynamic* of Everyday Life,” Quest magazine “One must have chaos within oneself if one is to be a...

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Judgement

Judgement

When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself. Perception is not reality. What appear to be faults in others may actually be reflections of our own emotional afflictions. I don’t have an attitude problem; you have a perception problemRemember, the way people treat us is their karma. The way we react is our own.– Trulshik Rinpoche...

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You’re It!

You’re It!

God Disguised As a myriad things and Playing a game of tag Has kissed you and said, “You’re it! — I mean you’re REALLY IT!” Now It does not matter What you believe or feel For something wonderful Major-league Wonderful Is someday going To Happen. ——...

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Joseph and the Mirror

Joseph and the Mirror

Rumi A friend of Joseph’s came to visit him after returning from a long journey. “What present have you brought me?” Joseph asked What could I bring you,” the friend replied that you don’t already have??” But” he added, because you are so beautiful, and nothing exists in all the world more beautiful than you, I have brought you a mirror, so you can know the joy at every moment of...

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I Wish I Could Speak Like Music

I Wish I Could Speak Like Music

 I wish I could speak like music. I wish I could put the swaying splendor Of the fields into words So that you could hold Truth Against your body And dance. I am trying the best I can With this crude brush, the tongue, To cover you with light. I wish I could speak like divine music. I want to give you the sublime rhythms Of this earth and the sky’s limbs As the joyously spin and...

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One Truth

One Truth

In all ten directions of the universe, there is only one truth. When we see clearly the great teachings are the same. What can ever be lost? What can be attained? If we attain something, it was there from the beginning of time. If we lose something, it is hiding somewhere near us. Look: this ball in my pocket: can you see how priceless it...

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