Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Kiva time

Terry Penttengill cartoon
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It is our quiet time.
We do not speak
because the voices are within us.
It is our quiet time...
We do not walk
because the earth is all within us.
It is our quiet time.
We do not dance
because the music has lifted us to a place where the spirit is.
It is our quiet time.
We rest with all of nature,
we wake when the seven sisters wake.
We greet them in the sky
over the opening of the kiva.

- Kiva Time (from the Cliffdwellers)

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Greatest Illusion

The greatest illusion
is that this moment
is static -
even the deepest
silence is pregnant
with dynamic power.

So our given
situation is transforming
even as we feel
totally frozen and

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Preface to "Meditation: Waking Up to Life"

Here's a reading of the Preface to my book Meditation: Waking Up to Life.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Follow Your Breath

Follow your breath today
Follow your feet today
Be mindful today
Be easy
Be simple
Allow truth to come
and give it away

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Quantum Ejection

Last night I dreamed
   of a wildly beautiful
   sunset against a view
   of the Golden Gate Bridge
   though the window

As the sun went down
   I saw pulses of golden
   light rise from the horizon.
   So amazing that I was 
   calling friends on the
   phone to have them
   The pulses 
   of golden light sometimes
   stopped and then started

After a few episodes of
   quantum ejection of
   light at the horizon,
   I noticed bright streams
   of particles coming up
   I felt joy and love

Monday, November 17, 2014


walk around in circles
and you'll return to the beginning
and you'll return to the end
it isnt life and death
it isnt a snake eating its tail
its a circle
thinking its the end
only returning to the beginning
doesnt it end?
it doesnt
pronunciation | 'hEr-rIth (HEER-eyeth, with a fast heer and a soft th)submitted by | harry d.submit words | here

Ocean of Life

Sometimes I feel the ocean of life
Kicked around by waves of feeling and thought 
Such moments seem endless
Reality sets in - endless moments abruptly end 
There we sat, stun surprised