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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A Meditation and Psychotherapy Story

A Meditation and Psychotherapy Story

Two friends met at a cafe one day and began to talk over tea. They told each other of the dissatisfaction in their lives, how life was not what either had expected, how despite their best efforts, they seldom woke up happy in the morning, how they did not want to feel this way for the rest of their lives. One said things were so bad he was thinking about going to see a psychotherapist; the other...

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Snippets of Chaos

Snippets of 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 Eenwyk, “The Chaotic Dynamic* of Everyday Life,” Quest magazine “One must have chaos within oneself if one is to be a...

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