ZEN POEMS: “Bird Bath”

  Bird Bath Only this matters: this ecstatic baptism this standing on stick- thin legs where the singing creek pools at the lip of the waterfall only this ruby-feathered chest diving to meet its reflection this beak piercing again and again that quivering surface, these wings half- unfolding, a ruffle of joy guiding rivers of…

ZEN POEMS: “Centre of the Circle” by Chuang Tzu

“Centre of the Circle” When we understand, we are at the centre of the circle and there we sit while Yes and No chase each other around the circumference. —Chuang Tzu …”Stay at the center of the circle and let all things take their course” —Lao Tzu  

POEMS: “The further you go” by Andrew Colliver

“The further you go”   Mercy, there have been revelations. Grace, there has been realisation. Still, you must travel the path of time and circumstance. The further you go, the more it comes back to paying attention. The rough skin of the tallowwood, the trade routes of lorikeets, a sky lifting behind afternoon clouds. Staying…

“Entering fully” by Tarchin Hearn (Green Dharma Treasury)

“Entering fully” Life is a boundless matrix of dynamic relationships.  Ultimately, every action reverberates throughout the universe.  I responding to you.  You responding to me.  This responding to that.  That responding to this.   Responsiveness is the living heart of being and becoming.  Atoms, molecules, organs and organisms, families and societies;  entire ecosystems, biospheres, planets…

“Meditation, a Powerful State of Mind” by elquanah (re-blogged)

  Meditation, a Powerful State of Mind  We are a world community connected by the internet. Science is now proving what many already knew, meditation has powerful benefits.  It cannot only change the way we think, but we can learn of the power within as well. Meditation is about calming the mind, training yourself to…