“Symbols” by Thomas Merton

“Symbols” Traditionally, the value of the symbol is precisely in its apparent uselessness  as a means of simple communication.  It is ordered toward communion,  not to communication. Because it is not an efficient mode of communicating  information, the symbol can achieve a higher purpose, beyond  cause and effect. Instead of establishing a new contact by…

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  Hi dear friends: I will be taking some time off from my blog and from the computer. That means that I will probably not be able to follow your own blogs so don’t be offended if you don’t see my presence around for a while. I have pre-programmed a few posts in advance which will…

POEMS: “Blossom of A Thousand Petals” by Margaret Jang

Blossom of A Thousand Petals You are like an exquisite blossom, with talents ready to unfold. You have a thousand petals, unfurling to gently behold. Each petal has a story, whispering in your ear. Amazing in its wisdom, that you can finally hear. The blossom is quite special, for it won’t wilt or die. It…

INSPIRATIONAL POEMS: “Living it”

“Living it”   First and foremost, you must listen to your own rhythm, and  try to live in accordance with it. Be attentive to what emerges  from deep down. Often, our actions are only imitations,  fulfillment of an assumption of duty, or a reflection  of what we believe a human being “should” be. But the…

POEMS: “Presence in landscape” by John O’Donohue

“Presence in landscape”   I am the wind which breathes upon the sea, I am the wave of the ocean, I am the murmur of the billows, I am the ox of the seven combats, I am the vulture upon the rocks, I am a beam of the sun, I am the fairest of plants,…

Wisdom quotes: “Chinese proverbs”

“Chinese proverbs”   “A wise man makes his own decisions; an ignorant man follows the public opinion.”    “If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.”   “A bit of fragrance clings to the hand that gives flowers.”   “He who asks is a fool for…

A quote from Neale Donald Walsch about “being true to yourself”

  That they who are all things to their neighbors cease to be anything to themselves. Norman Douglas said that, and he was right. So do not worry about “what the neighbors think.” Worry only about whether you are being true to yourself. Think, act, and speak today from the place of your highest truth. About…

POEMS: “We Are Ready!” by Trina Graves

We Are Ready! July 27, 2019 Trina GravesLeave a comment     Birthed with an inner knowing We came with a job to do Many not knowing the reason We were different, we all knew Over years we grew wise To the plot set millennia ago Negativity steeped, pulling down Humanity wept, time was slow…

NATURE POEMS: “Among the trees”

“Among the trees”   When I am among the trees, especially the willows and the honey locust, equally the beech, the oaks and the pines, they give off such hints of gladness. I would almost say that they save me, and daily. I am so distant from the hope of myself, in which I have…

SHORT POEMS: “I come to you without me” by Rumi

I come to you without me, come to me without you. Self is the thorn in the sole of the soul. Merge with others, If you stay in self, you are a grain, you are a drop, If you merge with others, you are an ocean, you are a mine. ~ Rumi

ZEN POEMS: “I Am The Dreamer” by Wu Wei

“I Am The Dreamer” I am the dreamer I always knew that I would be Constantly shielding my beliefs from the corruption of reality. They measure a man by the scale of his wealth Not the depth of his ability to love Morality is seized as the unique possession Of those who believe in an…

“Giving” by Kahlil Gibran

Giving You often say, “I would give, but only to the deserving.” The trees in your orchard say not so, nor the flocks in your pasture. They give that they may live, for to withhold is to perish. Surely he who is worthy to receive his days and his nights, is worthy of all else…

“Waking up is unpleasant” by Anthony de Mello

Waking up is unpleasant Waking up is unpleasant, you know.  You are nice and comfortable in bed.  It is irritating to be woken up.  . That’s the reason the wise guru will not attempt to wake people up.  I hope I’m going to be wise here  and make no attempt whatsoever to wake you up…

MYSTICAL POEMS: “Primordial Pool of Silence” by Mystic Meandering

Primordial Pool of Silence…   Days unfold like rushing waterfalls. Nights I welcome the silence; just sitting, just being, allowing the flow of the day to come to the edge and gently fall away… A smooth, sliding movement finding its own rhythm empties out the eddies of life… Letting go of trying, trying to make…

POEMS FROM A MOTHER: “Farewell letter” by David Whyte

Farewell letter She wrote me a letter after her death and I remember a kind of happy light falling on the envelope as I sat by the rose tree on her old bench at the back door, so surprised by its arrival wondering what she would say, looking up before I could open it and…

“ONENESS” (“UNIDAD”)

  Centering my energy within, I feel it moving throughout my body. I send the flow through my feet, feeling myself exchanging strength with the earth below. I expand the energy outward as love, embracing the trees, animals, mountains, and waterways that cover the planet. I allow it to rise into the sky as steady…

SPIRITUAL POEMS: “Morning Prayer” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Morning Prayer Let me to-day do something that shall take    A little sadness from the world’s vast store, And may I be so favored as to make    Of joy’s too scanty sum a little more. Let me not hurt, by any selfish deed    Or thoughtless word, the heart of foe or friend;…

MYSTIC POEMS: “The embrace” by Mystic Meandering

Thursday, July 4, 2019 The Embrace… Everything is held in the Embrace of the Luminous Unmanifest… ~ This Eternal Embrace is a dynamic stillness of Being that holds everything as it is; a holding space for everything to just Be… ~ We are held in this space of Divine Embrace – a Vastness that just…

POEMS: Is it possible? by Anthony de Mello

Is it possible? Is it possible for the rose to say,  “I will give my fragrance to the good people who smell me,  but I will withhold it from the bad?”  Or is it possible for the lamp to say,  “I will give my light to the good people in this room,  but I will…

A quote by Walt Whitman about Nature

“After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on – have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear – what remains? Nature remains; to bring out from their torpid recesses, the affinities of a man or woman with the open air, the trees, fields, the changes of…

SPIRITUAL POEMS: “Creation” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“Creation” The impulse of all love is to create. God was so full of love, in His embrace He clasped the empty nothingness of space, And lo! the solar system! High in state The mighty sun sat, so supreme and great With this same essence, one smile of its face Brought myriad forms of life…

POEMS: “For courage” by John O’Donohue

“For courage” When the light around lessens And your thoughts darken until Your body feels fear turn Cold as a stone inside, When you find yourself bereft Of any belief in yourself And all you unknowingly Leaned on has fallen, When one voice commands Your whole heart, And it is raven dark, Steady yourself and…

SUMMER POEMS: “From blossoms” by Li-Young Lee

“From blossoms”   From blossoms comes this brown paper bag of peaches we bought from the boy at the bend in the road where we turned toward signs painted Peaches. From laden boughs, from hands, from sweet fellowship in the bins, comes nectar at the roadside, succulent peaches we devour, dusty skin and all, comes…

MYSTIC POEMS: “Remembering” by Mystic Meandering

“Remembering” Posted: 06 Jul 2019 11:16 PM PDT Sitting in the Sanctuary of Silence, the deep space of Formlessness keeps pulling me in, enticing me to remember, to listen D E E P L Y . . .     In this space of Pure Awareness, beyond thought, I can feel the intimacy of Silence once…

A wisdom quote from Neale Donald Walsch on “Why is this happening?”

“Why is this happening?” is the most useless question in the Universe. The only really profitable question is, “What?” As in, “What do I choose now?” This question empowers. The “why” question simply perplexes, and rarely satisfies even when it gets a good answer. So don’t try to “figure it out.” Stop it. Just focus…

MYSTIC POEMS: “Listen politely to your dear heart” by Badshah Khan

Rubayiat Al Thurab (Verses of the Dust) – 84 BismillahIr RahmanIr Raheem Listen politely to your dear heart, Its Speaking to you’ Its uttering the language of eternal love. Heed to your dear heart, Its a boundless wealth of righteous, Your heart, habitually recite the sacred words. The sacred words of your divine creator Keenly…

SPIRITUAL POEMS: “One By One” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“One By One” Little by little and one by one, Out of the ether, were worlds created; Star and planet and sea and sun, All in the nebulous Nothing waited Till the Nameless One Who has many a name Called them to being and forth they came. All things mighty and all things small, Stone…

SPIRITUAL POEMS: “God’s Garden” by Robert Frost

“God’s Garden” “God made a beatous garden With lovely flowers strown, But one straight, narrow pathway That was not overgrown. And to this beauteous garden He brought mankind to live, And said: ‘To you, my children, These lovely flowers I give. Prune ye my vines and fig trees, With care my flowerets tend, But keep…

SPIRITUAL POEMS: “Prayer” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“Prayer”  Lord, let us pray. Give us the open mind, O God, The mind that dares believe In paths of thought as yet untrod; The mind that can conceive Large visions of a wider way Than circumscribes our world to-day. May tolerance temper our own faith, However great our zeal; When others speak of life…

INSPIRATIONAL POEMS: “Unite! All Those Of The Light” by Trina Graves

Unite! All Those Of The Light July 28, 2019 Trina GravesLeave a comment     All Light-Workers of planet Earth Heed the call instilled at birth You’ve worked your magic day-by-day To bring The Light here to stay Unite! All Those Of The Light Together we shine powerfully bright All Light-Warriors of here and now With…

SPIRITUAL POEMS: “The Nameless” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“The Nameless” Unnumbered gods may unremembered die; A thousand creeds may perish and pass by; Yet do I lift mine eyes to ONE on high. Unnamed be HE from whom creation came; There is no word whereby to speak His name But petty men have mouthed it into shame. I lift mine eyes, and with…