We Are One Body Mind & Soul-Essence Being Many

Could this be the new cooperative community model? Having just witnessed one of the largest and most significant gatherings of heart-awakened spiritually-conscious visionaries and sacred-activists in the world though deeply touched and heartened I come away feeling overwhelm with the challenges that face us. It is not then by chance that I am simultaneously reading a…

The Wonder of Simplicity

In this present dismaying climate of high alarm and outrage, it would seem appropriate to offer a gentle alternative to the "righteous anger" rising up on all sides. Our minds seem to make everything far more complicated than they need to be. We ask inappropriate questions born out of the drama of the fearful ego's…

Remember

There is no moment or space in which what we call G-O-D is absent. It fills all that we see, touch, taste, smell, hear and know. It fills all before and after and beyond; It fills all below, above, around and within. It knows nothing but Itself hurled into being into a measureless, boundless expression…

Who is Worthy?

There are no seekers worthy of divine grace. Grace is a gift we cannot negotiate our way into. There are no techniques, no processes which can open the Gates of Heaven. Surrender is the only thing we can do. Yet without the unearned grace of the divine relieving us of the burden of the self-absorption, we…

Nothing More to Seek

There is nothing more to seek. There is no seeker to be found. There is no place or time where the Beloved is not. Yet, the unity of "knowing" does not still the sense of twoness where lover and beloved meet. Advaita Vedanta speaks of this paradox of the One and the many: "not one,…

Authentic Spiritual Sadhana

Daily life is sadhana enough. Our humanity is imperfection enough. Our humanity is imperfection enough to provide a spiritual burr under-the-saddle! When we finally understand that no spiritual technologies can guarantee or manipulate the receipt of divine grace, what do we do? We continue practicing and surrendering to the fact that we cannot extort the…

Moral Injury

War is the violation of the innate civilizing moral compass embedded within each human heart. It is a deliberate and crushing denial of the moral imperatives of individual conscience. It declares the individual the property of the state, thus rendering personal moral accountability irrelevant. The innate value of each human life and the unicity of life…

Walking Dog Wisdom

Walking Lilly the dog just after 6 a.m. this morning I was looking up at the gray sky and suddenly given the understanding that just stopping to inhale the silence beneath all the flutter of leaves in the cool breeze, the punctuated song of birds, the movement of clouds, and the occasional passing car is…

The Fictional Self

We wake up from a dream and for a very brief moment, we cannot quite remember who we are. It takes rising from the clinging mists of sleep to seamlessly surface back into the familiar, with it's known characters it's intricate story lines and the "me" now safely clicked into place, relating to all that.…