Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Teeter Totter

To get on our feet,
we had to crawl.

Learning to walk, 
we had to fall.

Feeling lost and alone,
we found life was our guide. 

Though it was frightening, 
we found the power inside.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Reception

it is Me.

this is the breakthrough
realizing over and over that
everyone is here to help you
those you feel are hurting you
are teachers themselves
some lesson there to learn for you

painful.

all there is to do is open yourself to see
as safely and as carefully as you can be
knowing that it is true
that love is abundant
this is your work

to Receive.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Lao Tzu's Recommendations


In Chapter 3 of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu recommends that leaders should encourage the people to:
    Relax the mind
    Make belly firm
    Reduce the will
    Make physiques strong
A good recommendation, even 2,600 years later. 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Voice & Text


There's a dynamic tension between voice and text. I've been struggling for many years with this. I love to write but also love speaking. People tell me I'm a better speaker then writer. Of course, a voice activated system for writing provides an interesting hybrid! Am I speaking by writing or am I writing by speaking. (I "wrote" this using voice to text technology - but edited it in text.) Thank you dear blog reader for being part of this experiment!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Just Be


It's been said that: This is the best of all possible worlds! Why? A non-existent possible world is just a dream, an illusion. My self and your self are both "self" seen from different directions. Parmenides, the Presocratic philosopher, showed us that whatever is just is - and cannot not be. Can't be anything but what it is. BEING IS unchanging, eternal. So relax. Just be.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Kindling

Destroy a shadow by casting a light; lingering in shadow lets darkness ignite.

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Frequency of the Universe


One of my the most heart warming projects is a decade long project of posting short audio teachings on Internet audio sites. One of the thousands of listeners gave the greatest of complements:

your words always give me hope
that there is someone on the same frequency out there.
the frequency of the universe.

What could that frequency be? Perhaps the ringing echoes of the Big Bang creation event. Maybe the sound of Aum (om) as suggested in the ancient Upanishads. Or, is it the frequency of truth - so sublime that only a quiet soul can hear?