Sunday, June 12, 2016

no wonder


I Am feeling Love for the first time in my life
i feel i can barely handle it

I think no wonder i was addicted to depression
no wonder i was obsessed with the suffering

my heart
it aches
it longed for this
the mind was confused

self alignment

HERE IT IS
here it always has been

only i have awoken to it
I am awake

my heart

it breaks.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Imagine - John Lennon

A classic inter-generational song of peace and unity..

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Eucalyptus Grove



There's a eucalyptus grove on the UC Berkeley campus. I take students there on a march across the campus. Best to visit that Eucalyptus grove in the late afternoon. While we dialogue on truth and justice and the environment, the sun slowly sets down. The day's natural cycle now apparent - light streaming through the trees.  

How can students "know" the earth if they are always encased in technology's air conditioned classrooms with florescent lights.
   
Studying our environment only in a classroom is an abstraction. Existential honesty requires walking out of the classroom! Again, let us walk outside like the ancients and the aborigines. Feeling earth below, the sky above, and body breathing-moving. Feeling life all around and within.
  
A place is not “just a place” - it is a constant, a ground, a marker in spacetime – around which time dances as events and stories.
   
I knew this grove when it was twice as large. I saw half of it taken to develop a new life sciences building. It was quiet place back in the 1970's – while now in 2010's the sound of air conditioning units competes with song birds. Returning again and again to this eucalyptus grove defines memories and change.   

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Crust in Peace

"A crust eaten in peace is
better than a banquet partaken
in anxiety."
~ Acsop

Found at Cheese Board Pizzeria, Berkeley, California.