Just For Now

Just For Now

Just for now, without asking how, let yourself sink into stillness. Just for now, lay down the weight you so patiently bear upon your shoulders. Feel the earth receive you, and the infinite expanse of sky grow even wider as your awareness reaches up to meet it. Just for now, allow a wave of breath to enliven your experience. Breathe out whatever blocks you- from the truth. Just for now, be...

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Simplicity

Simplicity

If we have the Gift of Simplicity in our life then we are blessed. We will be fulfilled. We will be much happier more often because we have our priorities right. Simplicity cuts out worry. It enables us to breathe. It enables us to see life clearly. We don’t need all this stuff. We don’t need it. So let’s cultivate a love of simplicity in our life and we will find our joyousness increasing,...

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Stories and Suffering

Stories and Suffering

What a miserable day. He didn’t have the decency to return my call. She let me down. Little stories we tell ourselves and others, often in the form of complaints.  They are unconsciously designed to enhance our always deficient sense of self through being “right” and making something or someone “wrong.”  Being “right” places us in a position of imagined...

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Divine Chaos

Divine 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 Enwyk, “The Chaotic Dynamics of Everyday Life,” Quest magazine “One must have chaos within oneself if one is to be a...

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Kali Ma

Kali Ma

Do you know Her? the Destroyer whose footsteps are earthquakes and flames leaves falling upon soil stripped of their past returning to nourish the birth of new colors She wears a strand of heads lifetimes strung together by an umbilical of souls Her night skin dripping with snakes naked but for the circle of hands slung around Her waist, reminding of action without attachment freedom beyond...

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The Lanyard

The Lanyard

The other day I was ricocheting slowly off the blue walls of this room, moving as if underwater from typewriter to piano, from bookshelf to an envelope lying on the floor, when I found myself in the L section of the dictionary where my eyes fell upon the word lanyard. No cookie nibbled by a French novelist could send one into the past more suddenly— a past where I sat at a workbench at a...

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