Friday, October 26, 2012

Sparklers

It's so easy to get caught up in emotion. It seems to set off so many other feelings and like a firework it explodes all at once. It's natural to be a firework; it's just about knowing when to show your colors.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Mosaic

a shell under the sea
     can't hear the waves
but when you listen to it
     it sings their song

Immerse yourself completely. When you return from meditation, bring the stillness back with you. Maybe, it will remind others what they've been hearing their entire lives.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Freedom

Out beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing,
there is a field. 
I'll meet you there. 

When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about.

~Rumi

Lock and Key

"A million things running through my mind. You don't have to be in jail to be doing time."

Confinement within yourself; within your mind. Your thoughts can become your shackles. Your mind can become your cell. It's a sentence where no judgement has to be passed from the outside; no judge or jury necessary.

There is a freedom from the mind though; those thoughts which can bring darkness to the light inside. This reprise comes through the act of daily meditation to remind you that the stillness is always present.

We have rights; ways to be free from the mind. Turn your solitary confinement into freedom. You have the right to be free.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Old Men

Walking this early morning. Birds singing. I imagined great men turning very old in rest homes - with their minds slow and often confused. Their worldly powers gone. Many just lost. A few shining with the light of love in their eyes. Oh! What a surrender, a giving up - being weak meek and older and dropping away worldly powers and fame. Nothing remaining except treasures stored in the soul. Most will be so poor - with lives spent in achievements. A few learned harmony and wisdom along the way: going into the light with the greatest letting go, in love. May I become so fortunate. True humble greatness.