dancing openly … (12/31/11)

O my companions, there is nothing to be ashamed of now Since I have been seen dancing openly. ~ Mirabai

the Prayer of St. Francis … (12/30/10)

“Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred let me sow love; Where there is injury, let me sow pardon; Where there is doubt, let me sow faith; Where there is despair, let me sow hope; Where there is darkness, let me sow light; And where there is sadness, let me […]

You hold the Universe … (12/30/10)

“When you hold something in your hand you think you have something, but you really possess nothing. And yet, when you open your empty palm, you cradle the Universe.” ~ Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

The Soul’s Summit … (12/30/10)

The Love that my willing self-destruction allows to blossom is the epitome of invincibility … I can no longer be harmed by anyone or anything, as I no longer long for Love, but have become Love itself. And what is this pure LOVE? It is the highest spinneret on every gleaming citadel … and the […]

the 4 characteristics of Love … (12/30/10)

Thich Nhat Hanh lists four primary characteristics of pure LOVE: Kindness, Compassion, Detachment & Joy … When LOVE is truly present, all four of these virtues are felt in abundance as well.  Likewise, when any of these principles is fully actualized, LOVE blooms into being. And yet, for most westerners at least, these concepts do […]

So — What are you Doing? … (12/30/10)

“You may have lived for 20 years, or you may have lived for 80. Regardless, it is time to ask yourself: What have you really done with your life? … Avoid dismissing the question by believing that you’re going to fulfill your Life Purpose later in this life or more fully in the next one. […]

Wider than that … (12/30/10)

“All I can Do is stand with my arms stretched wide — wider than that … It is the Love and the pain; the hurt and the conflict; the warmth and the laughter that I make room for … So stretch them wider — even wider than that.” ~ Emily J. Williams

Become the River … (12/30/10)

Relate to your existence as an unbroken river. You have been from the beginning before any beginning at all . . . you will exist until long after the end beyond any end could be . . . eternity has nothing to do with these measures. Become the river, not a drop of its water […]

Rediscovering Wholeness … (12/30/10)

In waiting for grace, we miss grace. The grace of each ordinary, timeless moment, as it is. And you stand naked in front of life, moment by moment, knowing that whatever happens is totally okay even in the midst of perfect devastation, which, of course, is devastating perfection. This is freedom beyond the speaking of […]

Only One Love … (12/29/10)

“There is only one ocean and only one Love. It is our thoughts that divide them.” ~ Fred Lansford

Respecting the Earth (December 27th)

December 27 – Respecting the Earth: Take steps today to minimize your “carbon footprint”. There are many ways to do so, though for today, it is enough to simply choose between riding your bike or using public transportation all day. Do some research tonight on other ways you can “de-carbonize” your Living. Though most scientists […]