Right now, are you here? Are you conscious of the ground beneath your feet, the in-and-outness of your breath, the beating of your heart? Do you notice the brilliance of your fingers that wrap perfectly around a pen? Are you aware of the brother or sister who sits next to you in your office orContinue reading “Are you Here?”
When you summon the courage to be/sit with what is there. Whether it is the pain of disappointment. Perhaps apprehension or you’re feeling depressed. For me, anxiety is a little exhilarating if I can’t identify what it’s about. I know I’m weird like that. I have in practice, with God’s help created a channel or river valley,Continue reading “What do you get?”
This is what I have. The sunrise is, beautiful as always when the clouds don’t obscure. It is noticeably earlier these days and the range of color as it does, rise. First just a reflection against the haze and high thin clouds. It brightens and the colors change from very warm to not so much. I goContinue reading “Have you noticed?”
A couple on their honeymoon were about to get into bed at their hotel when a masked burglar broke in. He drew a chalk circle on the floor, beckoned to the husband, and said, “Stand there in that circle. If you step out of it I shall shoot you through the head.” While the husbandContinue reading “The kind of danger we are ready for is the kind we can face from a safe distance”
Here is another excerpt from Thomas Merton’s Book, Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander. I love his writing, he uses big words and makes me think and shit. lol A curious fact that calls for study: the part played by the myth of momentous choice in our current moral crisis. Our image of ourselves (constructed ofContinue reading “Freedom?”
The appetites of the natural self, lead me to experience enough anguish and despair that ultimately compel me to surrender. After I’ve surrendered I experience true freedom.
Imagine if you will, waking up having forgotten everything. Every belief, every concept, idea, what you are afraid of, what you thought. EVERYTHING! Especially yourself. You are suddenly consumed, enveloped, filled, sated with peace, love, safety. You felt as if there is nothing you couldn’t do and enjoy it beyond measure. There is nothing thatContinue reading “I forgot”