On Suffering..

On Suffering..

Your suffering needs to be respected.  Don’t try to ignore the hurt, because it is real.  Just let the hurt soften you instead of hardening you. Let the hurt open you instead of closing you.  Let the hurt send you looking for those who will accept you instead of hiding from those who reject you . – Bryant McGill Photo by Robert Metz on...

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Pray for Peace

Pray for Peace

Pray to whoever you kneel down to: Jesus nailed to his wooden or marble or plastic cross, his suffering face bent to kiss you, Buddha still under the Bo tree in scorching heat, Yahweh, Allah, raise your arms to Mary that she may lay her palm on our brows, to Shekinhah, Queen of Heaven and Earth, to Inanna in her stripped descent. Hawk or Wolf, or the Great Whale, Record Keeper of time before,...

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A Yogi’s Welcome

A Yogi’s Welcome

The Offering by Linaji Welcome Please allow your stories to be left at the door with your shoes. You may pick them up if you really want them on your way back out. They are not required to enter here. Kiss your ego and allow it to be still. As you achieve your comfortable seated posture and consciously take in your next breath, also take in this assurance… There is no need to achieve anything...

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We ARE Waking Up…

We ARE Waking Up…

We are waking up. As heaven and earth come together, as the dream-time and daytime merge, we register the shockingly exhilarating fact that we are in charge of creating a New Earth. Not in some distant time or faraway place, but right here and right now.. …. overthrowing the living dead is not enough. Protesting the well-dressed monsters is not enough. We can’t afford to be consumed...

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The Mastery of What….

The Mastery of What….

…mastery is not measured by the number of terrible things you eliminate from your life, but by the number of times you eliminate calling them terrible. The Buddha brought suffering onto himself, to look into the face of it, to see if he was that, and, if not, to see who he then was. Jesus allowed himself to be crucified, to demonstrate who he was. And what do you think you are doing...

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What’s the point?

What’s the point?

The point here is to take life in all its rich variety just as it is, with its ten thousand opposites, and to go along with whatever circumstances require, embracing things after their own inclination or according to chance, letting things be rather than getting in there way and thus allowing each and every thing, each and every appearance to pursue a meaning and purpose distinct from my...

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