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BIRD’S EYE VIEW

BIRD’S EYE VIEW

The weight of arrogance is such that no bird can fly carrying it. And the man who feels superior to others, that man cannot dance, the real dance when the soul takes God into its arms and you both fall onto your knees in gratitude, a blessed gratitude for life. St....

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PALMS – grounded perspective

PALMS – grounded perspective

The great sea has set me in motion, set me adrift, moving me like a weed in a river. The sky and the strong wind have moved the spirit inside me till I am carried away trembling with joy. Uvavnuk   In a recent storm of wind and rain, I watched some trees bow...

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SKY – forever home

SKY – forever home

Ah, not to be cut off, not through the slightest partition shut out from the law of the stars. The inner — what is it? if not intensified sky, hurled through with birds and deep with the winds of homecoming. Rainer Maria Rilke As a child, I felt the sky was home. ...

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MIST

MIST

What Is the Root of all these Words? One thing: love. But a love so deep and sweet It needed to express itself With scents, sounds, colors That never before Existed. Hafiz Trans. by Daniel Landinsky   The morning sky has been grey and misty this past week. People...

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FALL LIGHT – elemental meeting

FALL LIGHT – elemental meeting

I went everywhere with longing in my eyes, until here in my own house I felt truth filling my sight. Lalla Translated by Coleman Barks            As I stepped outside the front door this morning, I was immediately reminded of the elemental liveliness of the fall...

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WEB – glimmers of self

WEB – glimmers of self

What has risen from the tangled web of thought and sinew now shines with jubilation through the eyes of angels and shouts of Infinite existence itself. Hafiz Translated by Daniel Ladinsky It seems that everywhere there are signs of being in the heart of the fall...

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LAMB’S EAR – gentle presence

LAMB’S EAR – gentle presence

Touched by all that love is I draw closer toward you Saddened by all that love is I run from you. Surprised by all that love is I remain alert in stillness. František Halas   There, in the dirt, was an empty hole.  Just the day before, there had been a thriving...

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