What’s Not Here

What’s Not Here

I start out on this road, call it love or emptiness. I only know what’s not here: resentment seeds, back-scratching greed, worrying about out-come, fear of people. When a bird gets free, it doesn’t go back for remnants left on the bottom of the cage! Close by, I’m rain. Far off, a cloud of fire. I seem restless, but I am deeply at ease. Branches tremble; the roots are still. I...

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The Possibility of Being Wrong

The Possibility of Being Wrong

Have you considered the possibility that everything you believe is wrong, not merely off a bit, but totally wrong, nothing like things as they really are? If you’ve done this, you know how durably fragile those phantoms we hold in our heads are, those wisps of thought that people die and kill for,betray lovers for, give up lifelong friendships for. If you’ve not done this, you probably...

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Changing Roles

Changing Roles

We all change throughout life trying new and different things, but the core of who we really are remains the same. As we bob and weave with the ebb and flow of life our roles change, but our true self remains constant. As spiritual beings having a human experience, we go through many aspects of humanity in one lifetime. Living in the material world of opposites, labels, and classifications, we...

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Heartbreak

Heartbreak

Teacher: We want you to learn these teachings so deeply that they lie upon your heart. Student: Why don’t you just put them in our hearts? Teacher: That’s not our job. We just place them on the surface. Then, when your heart breaks, they fall in. —Buddhist story, source...

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The Final Authority

The Final Authority

At a certain point in the maturation process, it is necessary to become the final authority concerning the movement of your life. Even conflicts that you feel hopelessly stuck in can be dealt with independently if they are looked upon as challenges to grow from. If you have a way of approaching the binds in your relationships as they come up, instead of seeking help mainly during crises, this...

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Aloneness…

Aloneness…

Willing to experience aloneness, I discover connection everywhere; Turning to face my fear, I meet the warrior who lives within; Opening to my loss, I am given unimaginable gifts; Surrendering into emptiness, I find fullness without end. Each condition I flee from pursues me. Each condition I welcome transforms me And becomes itself transformed Into its radiant jewel-like essence. I bow to the...

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