You are an Artist

You are an Artist

  You are an artist— You are an Artist Your Life is your canvas You paint on it with your experiences Balance proportion and harmony are achieved By the liberal use of Love,Truth,Gratitude and Compassion The primary colors on your palette Your darkest fears trials and tribulations are but the Shadows in your work That only add to the Vibrancy and the Beauty of your piece. Everyday You...

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Le Guru

Le Guru

Question: How is one to decide upon a proper Guru? What is the swarupa [nature or real form] of a Guru? Ramana Maharshi: He is the proper Guru to whom your mind is attuned. If you ask, `How to decide who is the Guru and what is his swarupa?’, he should be endowed with tranquility, patience, forgiveness and other virtues; he should be capable of attracting others even with his eyes just as a...

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Repurposing Birthdays

Repurposing Birthdays

Celebrating the day you came into this world
 is fine But… Rather than ask How many years old am I or How many years do I have, Try Celebrating How many times you’ve told your partner,
husband,son,daughter, yourself… I love you! Make merry On the many times have you woken up And greeted the new day with Eager Anticipation! Have you excitedly counted the times When you’ve taken...

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A Yogi’s Welcome

A Yogi’s Welcome

The Offering by Linaji Welcome Please allow your stories to be left at the door with your shoes. You may pick them up if you really want them on your way back out. They are not required to enter here. Kiss your ego and allow it to be still. As you achieve your comfortable seated posture and consciously take in your next breath, also take in this assurance… There is no need to achieve anything...

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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, Kabbalah Only echo its holiness I need not think to Turn the page For the entry is already Transcribing,...

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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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