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Prior to the Mind

March 19, 2019

One has to watch

the fluctuations of the mind

without touching anything.

By remaining as a neutral witness

of thoughts, sensations, and perceptions,

one comes to know

that which is prior to the mind.

~Swami Atmanada Udasin

(Professor of Comparative Religions

and Spiritual Head of Ajatananda Ashram)

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My Beloved

March 18, 2019

Love came and emptied me of self,
every vein and every pore,
made into a container

to be filled by the Beloved.
Of me, only a name is left,
the rest is You my Friend,

my Beloved.

~Abu-Said Abil-Kheir

(967-1049, Persian Sufi poet)

Nothing

March 17, 2019

Where nothing is,

there is everything.

All efforts are for the sake

of this realization only.

~ Sri Anandamayi Ma

(1896-1982, Indian Hindu spiritual leader)

Intimacy

March 16, 2019

The only choice we have

as we mature
is how we inhabit

our vulnerability,
how we become larger

and more courageous
and more compassionate

through our intimacy

with disappearance.

~David Whyte

(1955 to pres., English poet)

 

Standing in the Sky

March 15, 2019

Look at your feet.

You are standing in the sky.

When we think of the sky,

we tend to look up,

but the sky actually begins

at the earth.

~Diane Ackerman

(1948 to pres., American poet,

essayist, and naturalist)

Fantasy

March 13, 2019

I like nonsense,

it wakes up the brain cells.

Fantasy is a necessary ingredient

in living,

It’s a way of looking at life

through the wrong end

of a telescope.

~Theodor Seuss Geisel (AJA Dr. Seuss)

(1904-1991, American Writer)

Heart Mind

March 12, 2019

The potential to develop

the heart-mind

is truly limitless.

Myths and ideas

that limit us

can fall away,

and the heart opens

to reveal love.

~Cator Shachoy
(yoga instructor and

cranio-sacral bodywork practitioner)