Forgotten Family

Forgotten Family

As I descend into basement shadows, I am washed in red. Smoothness is not a choice on the earthly plane. As light reveals, so also shadows are spawned. With this I must learn to rock my ignorance to sleep to await its hungry cry. I must feed my insincerity its milky gruel. I must give my meanness rapt attention. I must dine with my shallowness and play chess with my incompetence. I must massage...

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Dark thoughts, trees and plumbers

Dark thoughts, trees and plumbers

“I once had a garden filled with flowers that only grew on dark thoughts but they need constant attention & one day I decided I had better things to do.” When I die, she said, I’m coming back as a tree with deep roots & I’ll wave my leaves at the children every morning on their way to school & whisper tree songs at night in their dreams . Trees with deep...

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A Good Read

A Good Read

by Kent Bond The mirror reveals A very unique notebook A cherished volume That I have chosen to journal in Today Skin is the delicate parchment Organs, bone, joint and sinew The bindings and spine Each cell, Chapters. War and Peace are but cliff notes In comparison Bible, Koran, Kaballah Only echo its holiness I need not think to Turn the page For the entry is already Transcribing,...

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Gift From The Sea

Gift From The Sea

When you love someone, you do not love them all the time, in exactly the same way, from moment to moment. It is an impossibility. It is even a lie to pretend to. And yet this is exactly what most of us demand. We have so little faith in the ebb and flow of life, of love, of relationships. We leap at the flow of the tide and resist in terror its ebb. We are afraid it will never return. We insist...

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What Kind of God?

What Kind of God?

What kind of God would He be if He did not hear the bangles ring on an ant’s wrist as they move the earth in their sweet dance? And what kind of God would He be if a leaf’s prayer was not as precious to Creation as the prayer His own son sang from the glorious depth of his soul—for us. And what kind of God would He be if the vote of millions in this world could sway Him to change...

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What is a Yogi?

What is a Yogi?

The Offering by Linaji “What does it take to actually be a yogi, really? Not spiritual attainment or asana performance, but the beautiful embrace of your own reality. All the ancients were going on about was “What is existence?” and “How do we realize it?” The point is: you are existence, you are the truth, you are the Veda (which means “truth”), you are the...

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