you are nature

October 20, 2013

We often forget that WE ARE NATURE. Nature is not something separate from us.

So, when we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we’ve lost our connection to ourselves.

~ Andy Goldsworthy

no death

October 17, 2013

You cannot experience your own absence. Who would experience it?

This is why, for you, there is no death.

All that can dissolve is that-which-is-not-really-you. Like taking off old clothes that you’ve outgrown…

Death remains the most profound and restful mystery for the weary traveller of time and space.

The wave relaxes back into the ocean it never left…

~ Jeff Foster


October 13, 2013

Sadly, each hard fought stepping stone toward an enlightened society includes an equally progressive tax on our individual labor. And, my notions of fairness and utility of that tax means nothing to the collective.

Therefore, we’re forced to trust our betters to decide on our behalf.  Historically, contrary to their assurances, my betters tend to their interests, not mine. So, I eventually find myself with my fellow citizens enjoying neither freedom nor security, while clawing out a living within an unsustainable empire.

Eventually, revolution ensues over lack of bread, or gasoline, or cell coverage, or something we can’t yet imagine. Then government structures reform, leaders arise, and elites continue to buy and sell us like so many sow-bellies.  Rinse and repeat.

~ Scott Kinnaird

“Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s” (Ἀπόδοτε οὖν τὰ Καίσαρος Καίσαρι καὶ τὰ τοῦ
Θεοῦ τῷ Θεῷ. ~ Matthew 22:21

working with what is

October 5, 2013

Alway say “yes” to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is?

~ Eckhart Tolle

world without words

October 1, 2013

You polish words in rue-scented libraries,
and I live in bamboo-leaf gardens, a recluse

wandering every day the same winding path
home to rest in quiet, no noise anywhere.

A bird soaring the heights can choose a tree,
but the hedge soon tangles impetuous goats.

Today, things seen becoming thoughts felt:
this is where you start forgetting the words.

- Meng Hao-jan

you are enough

September 28, 2013

Without a sense of our natural goodness, we perceive ourselves as souls in need of salvation and consumers in need of the next novelty in order to feel worthy, complete and sufficient.

~ Sharon Salzberg

every day life

September 26, 2013

Mindfulness is the energy of being aware and awake to the present moment. It is the continuous practice of touching life deeply in every moment of daily life. To be mindful is to be truly alive and present with those around you and with what you are doing. We bring our body and mind into harmony while we wash the dishes, drive the car or take our morning cup of tea.

~ Thích Nhất Hạnh


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