Wednesday, December 28, 2011

All Things Come from Within You

From a Buddhist Meditation

The loneliest times of our lives are between birth and death...

So how is it for you when you are sleeping?

And how is it for you when you're awake?

If you can understand that
while you are sleeping,
you're 'at one' with all things,
and all things come from within you,
and are created by you,
how could you ever see yourself as being alone?

May You Be Blessed with an
Abundance of Health and Happiness in 2012

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Keep An Open Heart

Tis the season when so many are feeling the pain and wounds of lack, in the midst of the rush of human greed. Are we so insensitive? It seems so at times. When I start talking to people about the holiday season, I can hear the themes of jealousy and greed being activated. Is it any wonder resentment and bitterness toward the holidays can be so prevalent? Where does it stop?

This season, I would invite you to open your heart and keep your mouth closed.

Don't bother to tweet, and stay away from facebook.

Keep your heart open to the flow of all blessings; even those blessings that come in disguise.

Jesus Punching Bags, by Warhol & Basquiat

Peace & Trust Flow

is the flow;
is the flow...

Peace is the flow;
is the flow...

Peace &
are the flow...

Make-Up Sex

Make-Up Sex

I know myself.
I believe and understand
I'm effective
in what I do;
and I'm sorry...

I must have hurt you.

What can I do,
how must I change,
what adjustments can I make
to make things better
for us?

I trust
we're gonna come through
the other side of this...
Even if it means
taking time-outs
so you can feel your feelings
work through your stuff
and I can work on mine.

We don't have to process
every fuckin word or feeling

We both understand
we are co-creating.

Sometimes all it takes
is a smile, a joke, a little laughter,
a touch, a hug.
There's no need here
for us to stand around
insulting one another's intelligence
as if we're doing someone
a favor.

I would much rather give you
some space
so you can get clear;
that doesn't mean
I don't want you here.
If anything
let's trust, no matter what happens
you know I care
I know you care

I will keep attending to you
loving you
however it works best,
and I trust you in doing
the same

Nothing is static
in love.
There are
no absolutes
when it comes to all
the possibilities, potentials,
opportunities we have together,
to continue to create.

Love, like sex,
is alive
and breathing!

Forget about the old rules,
the traditions that would
hold us to something else,
when we have these
precious moments


Trust is an Energy of Flow

The Buddhists have a few slogans
regarding trust:
"Don't act-out with a twist,"
"Drive all blame into yourself".
Such slogans recognized that
we are the creators of our
persona reality.
But trust,
I tell you, never happens over-night.

Look into the source of things,

how one cares for one's self,
loves one's self.
You'll get some knowledge
of what's going on with trust in that.
Loving remains only an ideal

So many ask how it can be,
a stranger is a kinder personality
than family
and even a sometimes friend.
We're often on our best behaviors
for strangers.
We always get to trust
when things start fresh.

With family and friends
there is always a past.
There are no absolutes
no means to an end
when it comes to the flow
of trust.

It's never about a person, a personality;
it's about what a person does.
It's never about the world, or the painful politics
of arguing with reality, or
"what is".
The Universe provides an abundance...
Which is why trusting and loving
can feel so radical
and so radically opposed
to anything
one has ever known.

Trust is an energy of flow,
not force.

Why relegate someone
into confinement,
a box?
It is morally wrong.
But in a society in denial
we are all fairly good at
doing that to ourselves!
And losing faith in the process,
the journey of reality,
"what is".

There may be a possibility to look at what
is being done.
Keep your finger on the pulse
of loving yourself or someone.
Change it.

You "like" or "dislike" someone:
have you ever met anyone who is perfect?
Are you perfect, spotless,
without skeletons?

Like or dislike is that tenuous state,
quantifying, qualifying -
like dime.
Manic depression
total outright aggression.

Focus on the boundaries and limitations
of what's working or not working.

Focus on adjustments
or needed requirements
for change...
But don't deify.
See reality for what it is,
and do your best
not to turn a soul into a,
a devil
or victim or
a whore.