Grist

Grist

You say every life situation is a perfect lesson, how is that so? “The universe is made up of experiences that are designed to burn out our reactivity, which is our attachment, our clinging, to pain, to pleasure, to fear, to all of it. And as long as there are places where were vulnerable, the universe will find ways to confront us with them. That’s the way the dance is designed. In...

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A look at this Body…..

A look at this Body…..

Kent Bond 28 by Kent Bond “My Zen teaching has deepened to encourage people to really plunge into the world, into life. I want them to enter life, to embody their practice, tend it with their hearts. To attend to life, to this body, is to love it and bless it. Particularly we need to find a way to bless our wounds and the darkness we find ourselves in. It takes patience to bless our...

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Don’t go back to sleep…

Don’t go back to sleep…

“The Breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep. You must ask for what you really want. Don’t go back to sleep. People are going back and forth across the door sill Where the two worlds touch. The door is round and open Don’t go back to sleep.” ––Rumi And as another translation has it……. The Wind at dawn is the...

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Imagining World

Imagining World

In my dream the angel shrugged and said,  If we fail this time, it will be a failure of imagination. & then she placed the world gently in the palm of my hand — Brian Andreas — Still Mostly...

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Here I am Again

Here I am Again

Here I am again, Lord, offering you the fruit of all my actions.   I do this knowing you are the tree on which the fruit grows sweet and ripe..  You are the soil,roots, and limbs, rainfall, sunlight, soft night wind.  I’ve come to realize that my only gift is the nectar of your love, distilled, expressed, and offered back through all my acts, and simply through my being. What I give you...

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Crimes that don’t break any laws…

Crimes that don’t break any laws…

We’re psychically assaulted by dangerous images and sickening words every day. The media relentlessly blast us with their trendy doom and gloom fixation, generating an endless onslaught of messages about how bad life is and what a mess the future will bring. The entertainment industry force-feeds us insipidly paranoid scenarios that keep our fear reflexes chronically throbbing. Is this...

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