Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Meditation: Home …

A home is not simply a building; it is the shelter around the intimacy of a life. Coming in from the outside world and its rasp of force and usage, you relax and allow yourself to be who you are. The inner walls of a home are threaded with the textures of one's soul, a… Continue reading Advent Meditation: Home …

Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Meditation: Widening Our Circle Of Compassion …

We don't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts. — Pema Chodron from When Things Fall Apart Seeking the face of God in everything, everyone, all the time, and his hand in every happening; This… Continue reading Advent Meditation: Widening Our Circle Of Compassion …

Days In The Desert, Quotes

Desert Day 43: On Coming Home …

In the parable of the prodigal son (Luke 15:11-32), there are two sons: the younger son, who runs away from home to an alien country, and the older son, who stays home to do his duty.  The younger son dissipates himself with alcohol and sex; the older son alienates himself by working hard and dutifully… Continue reading Desert Day 43: On Coming Home …

Days In The Desert, Quotes

Desert Day 39: Love and Even More Love …

I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve. — Albert Schweitzer from Returning: A Spiritual Journey   Even the best of human love is filled with self-seeking. To work… Continue reading Desert Day 39: Love and Even More Love …

Days In The Desert, Quotes

Desert Day 29: One Love And One Truth …

Finally, Jesus says we have to love and recognize the divine image even in our enemies. He teaches what many thought a leader could never demand of his followers: love of the enemy. Logically that makes no sense. But soulfully it makes absolute sense, because in terms of the soul, it really is all or… Continue reading Desert Day 29: One Love And One Truth …

Days In The Desert, Quotes

Desert Day 23: The Forgetting Of Love …

What is the origin of 'evil' in this non-dual reality? The forgetting of love. The flight from Source. There is no force working 'against' love. There is only this forgetting. This alienation from our nature. This imagined separation from the Whole. When we are in pain and cannot be with our pain, we blame. We… Continue reading Desert Day 23: The Forgetting Of Love …

Poems

No One Leaves Home Unless …

no one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark you only run for the border when you see the whole city running as well your neighbors running faster than you breath bloody in their throats the boy you went to school with who kissed you dizzy behind the old tin factory is… Continue reading No One Leaves Home Unless …

Days of Advent, Prayers, Seasons

Advent Day 19: Jesus Was A Refugee …

An angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him." So he got up, took the child and his mother during the… Continue reading Advent Day 19: Jesus Was A Refugee …