Monthly Archives: November 2011

Overcome obstacles with the gentleness of water

A reprint of a popular post.  Nothing in the world is more gentle than water, yet nothing is stronger. Water nurtures life, yet cuts through solid rock. Overcome obstacles with the strength of gentleness. ~ The Book of Tao, 78 I’m lying down in my Ashtanga … Continue reading

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Giving thanks

“To have abundance in Soul does not mean having lots of things; it means having access to, and communication with, the essence of all things. “Once you are in touch with that, you have all things inside you. You don’t … Continue reading

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Waging peace

  For the past 24 hours, I have been making a fierce prayer. This is what I’ve been saying over and over again in my heart: May the nonviolent, peaceful components of the worldwide social-change movements continue to strengthen and grow. … Continue reading

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Guest artist: Suzy T. Kane

Earlier this week I posted an essay about the potency of tears, about how they bring us to a holy place inside from which change can spring forth (HW 11/15/11). This small poem by Suzy T. Kane seemed an apt … Continue reading

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Your most holy tears

It seems like media has been making me cry a lot lately. And this, my friends, is good news. This morning I posted on Facebook several news stories about the middle-of-the-night, media-blacked-out bulldozer-and-police raid on the Occupy Wall Street protest “city” at Zuccotti Park. … Continue reading

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Guest artist: Veronica Golos

I am always interested in the questions of silence, especially as they pertain to women. The holding of silence as a kind of rebellion, the silence of neglect, fear, and the silence of endings/beginnings. “The Mother” is both about a … Continue reading

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Open heart, insert Upsparkles

So when you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it. ~ J. Krishnamurti I … Continue reading

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Mermaids gone wild

A dear mermaid-sister has swum from New York all the way to my temple in the high desertlands for a deep-sea visit. Fragrant teas and wines, delectable treats, a stuffed buffalo and bear, a Dia de los Muertos gong journey, and … Continue reading

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