divine migraine

July 12, 2014

Sight (and all other sense doors) discerns the relative – that which vibrates and moves.

Insight discerns the absolute – the silent background – all that does not vibrate or move.

Together they balance the mind and complete the picture of reality where samsara is nirvana rightly understood and nirvana is samsara fully penetrated.

~ Nithya Shanti

all of this

June 24, 2014

The roots of all living things are tied together. Deep in the ground of being, they tangle and embrace.

If we look deeply, we find that we do not have a separate self-identity, a self that does not include sun and wind, earth and water, creatures and plants, and one another.

~ Roshi Joan Halifax

day one

June 23, 2014

Be the shimmering vibration of compassion you are

Unlike the solid object of decision you claim to be

Nothing is solid

Nothing is either/or

You are merely ‘all of this’ hurling through space

Lucky to be a witness

Grateful to experience love

Blessed to see this

~ Scott Kinnaird

interconnectedness

June 7, 2014

When we see how much of our behavior is a defense mechanism to alleviate the pain of separateness, we begin to realize the importance of healthy intuitive and compassionate hearts.

~ Ram Dass

sacrifice

June 2, 2014

Everyone’s talking about the sacrifices they’re making in life.

Let me tell you about the type of sacrifice I’ve chosen for myself:

I’m going to break the chains of injustice,
I’m going to untie the ropes of the burdens on people,
I’m going to seek freedom for the mistreated and the oppressed.

Ever heard of a yoke they put across the necks of animals back in the old days,
so they could pull plows and heavy loads?
I’m going to break every single human yoke I find in this world.
I mean, what else are we supposed to do?

Shouldn’t you share your bread with the hungry?
And, help poor people get out of the cold and rain?
When you see someone with worn out clothes,
shouldn’t you help them get some new clothes?
We’re all just variations of each other.
Why are you hiding from members of your own family?

~ Isaiah 58: 6-7

Simply by turning on the light, you can instantly destroy the darkness. Likewise, even a rather simple analysis of ego-clinging and afflictive emotions can make them collapse.

By suppression we may temporarily subdue our afflictive emotions, but only an investigation of their true nature will completely eradicate them.

~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

sidewalk savior

April 26, 2014

The limitless sky of awareness apparently emerges from sleep into waking, because a thin veil of cloud drifts away.

But after a deep blue moment of this eternal radiance, the mind breathlessly rushes in, whispering, “I’m back. What shall we whine about today?”

Beloved friend, yesterday is the ancient past. Why not wake up in the sweetness that is never one moment old? Enter this dewdrop earth as a ray of God.

~ Fred LaMotte

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