Unusual, mystical experiences are known to occur on ordinary weekday-workday mornings when we least expect them. In 1990, on a beautiful spring morning, I went to meditate in my home office for an hour as usual before my sessions began. I sat in my chair next to the window and for a few minutes I gazed out at the vibrantly alive spring-green meadow noticing the grasses, weeds, and yellow wild flowers growing higher and opening more every day. I saw some turkey vultures scouti
Borrow the Beloved's eyes. Look through them and you'll see the Beloved's face everywhere. No tiredness, no jaded boredom... things you have hated will become helpers. ~ Rumi In these chaotic times, the world is replete with the shadows of discord, division, dissidence, dis-information, dissolution, disillusionment, depression, delusions, disgust, diseases, darkness, and fear in the US, all over the planet, and even the cosmos. Human and planetary disasters are everyday news
The practice of Samyama is one way to meet what is, to feel what we fear or don’t want to feel, in order to experience the Grace that is inherent in all situations, even the worst, most heart-breaking ones. Every experience, no matter how awful, can open to grace, to love, to peace, if we are willing to feel what is. We don‘t have to like or condone it-- we simply must feel it.
Life is an extraordinary adventure full of love and joy as well as heartbreak and horror. We
On the eve of this election, when the people of this country are in so much chaos, fear, hidden agendas, revelations of truth, denial, conflict, and a host of other intense feelings, I offer this in the face of the Unknown as we meet our own feelings about what is happening or has happened. You might find one or more that resonates with you today and see what happens if you take it on as a mantra or simply a new space to stand in as you look out into your personal life as wel