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The Taste of Humility

Oh Cilantro, most benign of herbs, why do so many despise you?   Even Rosemary, with her piney sharpness, doesn’t endure such scorn.   And Thyme, with all his pungency, fields little grief.   Meanwhile Sage, exuding bitterness, rarely invokes a complaint.   And of course, everyone loves that Sweet Basil.   While your cousin […]

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The Spark Within

Nothing escapes the eye of God, and due to this omnipresence, the Divine is able to give succor to all Its children. It is not as if God is watching on some far-off throne, seeing all that we do; rather, each living being has a spark of the Divine within, and this spark does the […]

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Turn Around

When storm clouds darken the west turn around. A rainbow blooms to the east.   When dawn blazes scarlet turn around. Pink feathers brush the sky.   When a tear drips down your cheek turn to the Beloved. A compassionate heart expands— fills the Universe with love.

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A Very Brief Guide for Travelers

Please enjoy this guest post by my friend Michael Hock. A Very Brief Guide for Travelers Out on an adventure, you ask for directions. Who do you ask, who believe? You’ve got the goal identified— maybe a hidden slot canyon, cut out from flat rock, secret, unknown, and no map, no signs. Of course, it […]

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What You Imagine Manifests

We lounge in a meadow near a babbling brook a lone cloud inching across a sapphire sky.   It has a head, my friend says pointing to the cloud. Yes, I say, as I see the canine snout protrude and a curve form along the jaw.   There’s an eye! The pinhole opens. And tail! A wisp […]

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I Am the Ocean

Experiences are the squalls on the great ocean that I am. Image: Kauai

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How to Live Forever

“I want to be cremated and have my ashes spread near the creek on the Big Tesuque Trail in the Santa Fe Mountains.” On a sunny spring morning, I sit at my dining room table and write this in the will I am preparing. I think little of it. It is but a directive for […]

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The Spring of Soul

Winds pummel piñons While above A cirrus smile.

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The Great Oneness

The mind wants to defeat to decimate the lower tendencies— lust anger greed attachment and vanity. It wants to win.   Meanwhile, the Beloved simply loves them into submission, includes them in the great Oneness that I am.   Photo: Hanalei Bay, Kauai, Hawaii

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You’ve Got a Friend

Winter Spring Summer Or Fall All you have to do is call And I’ll be there. You’ve got a Friend.—James Taylor

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