“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…

“Affirmation” by Tarchin Hearn (excerpt from Green Dharma Treasury)

“Affirmation” I have lived all my life with a terminal diagnosis, yet the naming of cancer is considered terminal whereas living is not. To surrender into the reality of living is to surrender into the reality of it always leading to death. Surrender into dying is therefore not necessarily different than surrendering into life. To…

A quote from Neale Donald Walsch about “being happy”

Life is meant to happy. I know this is sometimes hard to believe, and I know that on many days it simply is not your experience, but it is true. You have all the tools right now to make this day, this moment, happy. The best of these tools is love. Just love everything that…

POEMS (to make us think): “The vacation”

“The vacation”   Once there was a man who filmed his vacation. He went flying down the river in his boat with his video camera to his eye, making a moving picture of the moving river upon which his sleek boat moved swiftly toward the end of his vacation. He showed his vacation to his…

POEMS: “You reading this, be ready”

Starting here, what do you want to remember?
How sunlight creeps along a shining floor?
What scent of old wood hovers, what softened
sound from outside fills the air?

POEMS: “Sweetness” by Thich Nhat Hanh

“Sweetness”     You must be completely awake in the present to enjoy the tea. Only in the awareness of the present,  can your hands feel the pleasant warmth of the cup. Only in the present,  can you savor the aroma,  taste the sweetness,  appreciate the delicacy. If you are ruminating about the past,  or…

POEMS: “Peace is”…

  Photo credit:  Croatia lakes “pinterest” “Peace is”…   Do you think peace requires an end to war? Or tigers eating only vegetables? Does peace require an absence from your boss, your spouse, yourself?… Do you think peace will come some other place than here? Some other time than Now? In some other heart than…

POEMS: “In Our Consciousness of Time” by Wendell Berry

In Our Consciousness of Time In our consciousness of time we are doomed to the past. The future we may dream of but can know it only after it has come and gone. The present too we know only as the past.  When we say, “This now is present, the heat, the breeze, the rippling…

ZEN STORIES: “Is that so?”…

There was a zen master who enjoyed a good reputation in his community. One day the neighbors came to his door enraged and furious,