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Waterfall

Waterfall

There is a channel between voice and presence,a way where information flows.In disciplined silence the channel opens.With wandering talk, it closes.Rumi It has been sunny and warm most of this fall season.   A friend Karen and I like to end our workweek with...

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Geranium

Geranium

I was delighted with myself,having offered everything I had;my heart, my faith, my work.“And who are you,” you said,“to think you have so much to offer?It seems you have forgottenwhere you’ve come from.”Rumi Roots were sticking upward and dirt was strewn all over. ...

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A Question

A Question

At your heart of heart, “Who are you?” A question asked by a three and half year old Eli.

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Crows

Crows

Knowledge always deceives.It always limits the Truth, every concept and image does.From cage to cage the caravan moves, but I give thanks,for at each divine juncture my wings expandand I touch Him more intimately. Meister Eckhart A faint sound greeted my ears as I...

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Reflection

Reflection

Who speaks the sound of an echo? Who paints the image in a mirror? Where are the spectacles in a dream? Nowhere at all – that’s the nature of mind! Tree-Leaf Woman (c. 9th century poet) As the sun began to set, the pond became still.   My husband Jay and I...

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Sweeping

Sweeping

Sometimes afraid of reunion, sometimes of separation:  You and I, so fond of the notion of a you and an I, should live as though we’d never heard those pronouns. Rumi It is late August, and open meadows and deciduous trees are turning from green to brown....

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Natural Elders

Natural Elders

The weight of arrogance is such that no bird can fly carrying it. St. John of the Cross It is an early summer morning.  There is a soft breeze wafting through the kitchen window and the nighttime is slowly giving way into the promise of the rising sun.  I...

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Summertime

Summertime

I was delighted with myself, having offered everything I had; my heart, my faith, my work. “And who are you,” you said, "to think you have so much to offer? It seems you have forgotten where you came from.” Rumi It is summertime in the Northern Hemisphere.  Even...

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Rocks and Stones

Rocks and Stones

universe???Tukuram In our human-centric world, it is refreshing to be away from the phone, computer, and car – and to slow down and get back in touch with some primal wisdom.  Although it wasn’t our main intention, my husband Jay and I benefited immensely from...

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Wind

Wind

The reeds give way to the wind and give the wind away. A. R. Ammons As I walked along the water in a nearby meadow, I heard a faint rustle.  I paused, expecting to see a small rodent scurry into the grasses.  Instead, a bed of reeds waved at me.   Their...

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Shedding

Shedding

God is no-thing,concealed in the now and here:the less you reach for him,the more he will appear. Silesius These past few days I’ve had the impulse toward shedding.  It feels like an inner pull to embrace the light of the season.  With the upcoming solstice,...

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