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New Moon – renewed perspective

New Moon – renewed perspective

I was delighted with myself, having offered everything that 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’ve come from.” Rumi Trans. by Coleman Barks “Moon.”  It was simple...

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Grace of Dew

Grace of Dew

Dew has endless lessons, such as the power of interconnectivity, transience, lightness, and equality. 

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Morning Song

Morning Song

May these troubling times remind us of the gift of the morning song. 

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BUTTERFLY – harmonious love

BUTTERFLY – harmonious love

This Sky Where we live Is no place to lose your wings, So love, love, Love. Hafiz Translated by Daniel Ladinsky The hill was steep.  Experiencing the intensity of walking up its slope, I felt my mind beginning to create storylines about cozy places with a steaming cup...

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SOIL – Ground of Love

SOIL – Ground of Love

I think God might be a little prejudiced. For once He asked me to join Him on a walk through this world, and we gazed into every heart on this earth, and I noticed He lingered a bit longer before any face that was weeping, and before any eyes that were laughing. And...

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Squirrel

Squirrel

If you want money more than anything, you’ll be bought and sold. If you have a greed for food, you’ll be a loaf of bread. This is a subtle truth: whatever you love, you are. Rumi Trans. by Coleman Barks Wildlife often grazes on a hillside outside our kitchen window....

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Heart Wave

Heart Wave

Not speaking of the way, Not thinking of what comes after, Not questioning name or fame, Here, loving love, You and I look at each other. Yosano Akiko Translated by Kenneth Rexroth As the postman rounded the corner in his little white van, he waved.  I raised my arm...

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Ubiquitous Orange – a daily delight

Ubiquitous Orange – a daily delight

You’re in my eyes.  How else could I see light? You’re in my brain.  This wild joy. If love did not live in matter, how would any place have any hold on anyone? Rumi Translator Coleman Barks   Orange there.  Orange everywhere.  At our neighbors across the street,...

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Mountain – staying steady

Mountain – staying steady

Mountains are steadfast but the mountain streams go by, go by, and yesterdays are like the rushing streams, they fly, they fly, and the great heroes, famous for a day, they die, they die. Hwang Chin-i Translated by Peter H. Lee   With the recent autumn rains, the...

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