Thursday, May 31, 2018

What sound will the universe make When it dies?


What sound will the universe make
When it dies?
Will it crumble and crack,
Or let out a sigh?

Will it summon tears tragic?
Or at peace with the matter
Sit silent in thought
Or exude cosmic laughter?

How will we know if
The universe bursts?
Are we its sole conscience
Bound to one tiny earth?

These things
These things
The coyote sings
In the deep of the meadow
So lonely for spring

Will we ever know if
There's none left to wonder?
When atoms shake naked
Under skies torn asunder

How will we know when
The sage is withholding?
In the deep of the meadow
A flower unfolding




-Rich Pauloo

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Salutation of the Dawn


Salutation of the Dawn *

Look to this day!
For it is life, the very life of life,
In its brief course
Lie all the verities and realities of your existence:

The bliss of growth,
The glory of action,
The splendor of beauty,
For yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow only a vision,
But today well lived makes every yesterday
a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.

Look well, therefore, to this day!
Such is the salutation of the dawn.

Kalidasa (2500 BC Sanskrit)

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Nina Simone - Ain't Got No, I Got Life

Nina Simone singing from the soul. Everyone is born with everything they need.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Pete Seeger - "Forever Young"

I love this video - Pete Seeger, the old one, singing "Forever Young" with young people. So beautiful!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

All Life is Meditation

A lightly guided meditation for your day.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Best Meditation Teachings



The best meditation teachings are simple and direct. 
They act as anchors for the mind. 
And, do not give the ego much to chew on.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

E.E. Cummings "I Thank You God For This Most Amazing Day"

We don't need to believe in God, to feel moved by the joy of these words.


I'm thankful E.E Cummings lived, wrote, recited & recorded this poem.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Imagine - John Lennon

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

Saturday, May 05, 2018

Presencing


Presencing 

Presencing is our natural ground state. Union with Being itself. There is no mystery about it. As easy as taking a deep breath and letting go when it's time. Every moment is meditation. I call it presencing to emphasize that is it a process, a verb, a doing not-doing. So beautiful so easy and natural.  

Sometimes the pain of existence is too much. So we try to forget our bring here. Don't believe it - we cannot go away. We are condemned to consciousness now and forever. Some times raging in pain, we forget that that's also being here, being-meditation. Heaven, Hell, Purgatory and Limbo are all part of the show. No one promised us an eternal bowl of cherries. The Kingdom of God is always with us. But sometimes we must wait and suffer.
    Presencing can also be called "meditation practice". We practice meditation in order to train our mind, to sharpen attention to the constantly emerging inner monologue that goes on inside of us; this is mostly meaningless babel - but it's our babel. We many even notice what we are doing. We keep unconsciously reinforcing our own thought patterns. Confirming back to ourselves what we assume is true of ourselves. 
    What if we lie to ourselves? How can we tell? Perform self observation. Look for the ego. What is ego? Ego is like a cell wall that defines "inside and outside". Become friends with our own limits - a journey toward freedom begins.