Hafiz ~ Even after all this time...

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Hafiz ~ Even after all this time...

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Mutual Support

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

"Any time you give support, Mutual Support is taking place, because you are receivng support simultaneously. When you are in a position to give support,...

Message from White Eagle, Hopi indigenous on 03/16/2020

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Message from White Eagle, Hopi indigenous on 03/16/2020:
VISION QUEST 🔥👁️
“This moment humanity is going through can now be seen as a portal...

Excerpt from "Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind" by Shunryu Suzuki: Part 2

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Excerpt from Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki: Part 2

Part two of the excerpt from “Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind."

Excerpt from "Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind" by Shunryu Suzuki: Part 1

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Excerpt from Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki: Part 1

Read part one of this excerpt, then go to the next blog post to read part 2. Both are from Shunryu Suzuki’s classic, “Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind."

I am present. I am connected.

Monday, April 13, 2020

I am present. I am connected.

How can I connect? My mind is in a thousand different places. I can't connect, because the traffic in my mind...

It Is Said

Saturday, April 11, 2020

It is said that before entering the sea
a river trembles with fear.
She looks back at the path she has traveled,
from the peaks of the...

The Path to the Crisp, Clean Heart

Saturday, April 11, 2020

The path to the crisp clean heart, 
Like the calligraphy of a mystical script,
Weaves in and out of straight aisles
Into the wilderness...

Who Pollinates the Third Eye?

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Who pollinates the third eye?
What Godshine calls
the Heart Daisies lightward?
Why do we avoid
opening divine gifts
as if they...

Such Singing in the Wild Branches

Saturday, April 11, 2020

It was spring
and finally I heard him
among the first leaves -
then I saw him clutching the limb 
in an island of shade
with...

The Sun Never Says

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Even
After
All this time
The sun never says to the earth,
“You owe me.”

Look 
What happens
With a love like...

With Trees

Saturday, April 11, 2020

When I am with the trees,
They do not say “you should”
and “you ought not have.”

It’s me who starts that stuff,
but the trees...

Visiting Pai-an Pavilion

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Beside this dike, I shake off the world's dust, 
enjoying walks alone near my brushwood house. 

A small stream gurgles down a rocky gorge. 

Hard Times

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Hard times require furious dancing. Each of us is proof.
~ Alice Walker

Probably A Bird

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Probably a bird
waits in my heart
to escape into everywhereness

.

Probably a bird.
Probably it’s so,
for I’ve...

Praying

Saturday, April 11, 2020

It doesn’t have to be
the blue iris, it could be
weeds in a vacant lot, or a few
small stones; just
pay attention, then patch

What Was Said to The Rose

Saturday, April 11, 2020

What was said to the rose
that made it open
was said to me
here in my chest.

What was told the cypress
that made it strong...

Interrelationship

Saturday, April 11, 2020

You are me, and I am you.Isn’t it obvious that we “inter-are”?You cultivate the flower in yourself,so that I will be beautiful.I transform the garbage...

Faith

Saturday, April 11, 2020

I want to write about faith,     about the way the moon rises        over cold snow, night after night,
faithful even as it fades from fullness,...

I Didn't Intend

Saturday, April 11, 2020

I didn’t intend to let the houseplants dry up, 
from root to far leaf tips - dropping their browned sunshine 
on the living room carpet. I...

The Lightest Touch

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Good poetry begins withthe lightest touch,a breeze arriving from nowhere,a whispered healing arrival,a word in your ear,a settling into things,then like...

The Garden Buddha

Saturday, April 11, 2020

This sixty five degree weekend we celebrate the return of the garden Buddha - Never left, ever-blooming, even in the bud’s held-breath when January frost...

You Can Only Know That Which You Don't Remember

Saturday, April 11, 2020

I sent voice memo recording of a bird song to a group I don't know what that bird's name is. We heard it in a garden in Israel, where I didn't know the...

Things Are Such

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Things Are Such
Things are such, that someone lifting a cup,
or watching the rain, petting a dog,

or singing, just singing - could...

Your Home Is The Entire Cosmos

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Excerpt from "Your Home Is The Entire Cosmos"“Of course God loves everyone, but look how hard some of us make it for him to give us that love. We do...

This Union

Saturday, April 11, 2020

This Union

This
Union you want
With the earth and sky,
This union we all need with love,
A golden wing from God’s heart...

When You Can Endure

Saturday, April 11, 2020

When You Can Endure

When
The words stop
And you can endure silence

That reveals your heart’s 
Pain

Of...

No Separation

Friday, April 10, 2020

We received this via a Facebook link, and it is wonderfully-written and obviously the sincere experience of the writer. Original link is here: https://www.facebook.com/Laura.Lentz.6/posts/10222688395467265

Quarantine Day Whatever: March 24, 2020

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The World is closed right now.
so close to the love of a family,
so far from any kind of physical connection.
the connection remains spiritual.

Lockdown

Sunday, March 22, 2020

I sent voice memo recording of a bird song to a group I don't know what that bird's name is. We heard it in a garden in Israel, where I didn't know the...