A quote from Richard Rohr on aboriginal wisdom and our interconectedness

“Karl Jaspers calls the primal connection that the first people had with the universe Pre-Axial Consciousness. David Suzuki finds this Pre-Axial Consciousness among aboriginal people today as well. “Aboriginal people do not believe they end at their skin or fingertips. The earth as mother is real to them, and their history, culture and purpose are…

“Kintsugi” – A Poem on Golden Repair from Kevin Kinge @ Temet Nosce (re-blogged)

Photo credit   Things break, it is their natureWe then throw them away it is our natureLabeling them as bad rejectsThe unlucky get discarded, sadBroken, they think themselves worthless. If they knew of the old Japanese tradition of repairing broken pottery, they call it kintsugi.Mending the break with lacquer mixed with powdered gold, some silver, and platinumA…

A quote on “unspeakable perfect miracles” by Walt Whitman

To me, every hour of the light and dark is a miracle, Every cubic inch of space is a miracle, Every square yard of the surface of the earth is spread with the same, Every foot of the interior swarms with the same; Every spear of grass – the frames, limbs, organs, of men and…

MYSTICAL POEMS: “Your heavy bag” by Rumi

    If you are lugging a heavy bag, do not fail to look inside it to see whether what is inside is bitter or sweet. If it is really worth bringing along, bring it; otherwise, empty your sack and redeem yourself from fruitless effort. Only put into your sack that which is worth bringing….

A quote from Ramana Maharshi on “love thy neighbor as thyself”

It is every intelligent man’s experience …wrong-doing recoils on the doer sooner or later. Why is this so? Because the Self is one in all. When seeing others you are only seeing yourself in their shapes. ‘Love they neighbor as thyself’ means that you should love him because he is your Self. —Ramana Maharshi S….

MYSTICAL POEMS: “Follow the Warmth” by Fred LaMotte

Follow the Warmth – Fred LaMotte When you were a very young child you used not esoteric practice, no spiritual technique. You just honored people who made your chest expand with silent warmth. You stayed away from those who chilled and shrank your heart. How does the orchid open in the wilderness? It bends toward…

A quote from Neale Donald Walsch on gratitude

Life was meant to be FUN! It’s hard to believe sometimes,  but it’s true. It’s all about point of view.   Even our most difficult moments bring us gifts. And so life may call upon us to be a bit “philosophical” now and  then; to embrace the “low’s” with the “high’s.” The trick, of course,…