The Edge of who we are

The Edge of who we are

Through the disciplined precision of our efforts, we’ll come again and again to our edge-the difficult places beyond which we’ve previously been unable to move.  Through the willingness to soften and surrender to what is, we learn that we can gradually move beyond that edge.  It is only through this interplay of hard and soft, of effort and letting be, of will and willingness, that...

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Again Daddy…Again!!

Again Daddy…Again!!

Warm waves gently Lapping about us The summer current Partners in our play Again Daddy! Again! Nose to nose Pure innocence beamed And I wondered Who really was holding who? Are you ready? Yes Daddy…AGAIN! Leaving my arms Squealing Legs flailing Eyes so wide I’d thought they’d burst A masterpiece mixture Of Terror Freedom Trust I knew She knew Daddy will catch me He always...

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Drowned in your Essence

Drowned in your Essence

  All the world’s atoms are really your mirrors, drowned in your essence like drops in the sea. Like waves that roll over, crashing in emptiness, they deny themselves – they offer your proof. —Walah...

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The Secret

The Secret

The Creator gathered all of Creation and said, “I want to hide something from the humans until they are ready for it. It is the realization that they create their own reality.” The eagle said, “Give it to me, I will take it to the moon.” The Creator said, “No. One day they will go there and find it.” The salmon said, “I will bury it on the bottom of the...

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Being Alive

Being Alive

People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances within our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive. —Joseph...

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On Storytelling

On Storytelling

There is this old Celtic thing, that there is very little difference between a song and a poem, between a poem and a story, between a story and a prayer, so that anytime someone is singing a song,or telling a story or reading poetry to a child, they are also inviting the child into a prayer.  There’s never a need to talk down to the child at all, Because something in the child already...

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