Before You SpeakBefore you speak, let your words pass through three gates. At the first gate, ask yourself, ‘Is it true?’ At the second ask, ‘Is it necessary?’ At the third gate ask ‘Is it kind? Rumi
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Your torment belongs to you layers of judgement, envy, hate have painted a patina of woe. Your suffering is as real as anything else that exists in this world of illusion yet it need not continue. Oh how I weep … Continue reading
Whine, complain, criticize passing judgments all the day chirping birds of gossip fingers pointing, tongues wagging endless chatter that buries the soul. Let us be, instead the canary who trills songs of love and joy all day long. May our … Continue reading
Are demons real or a construct of our fear and anger? Do they have power over us? Can we bid them to harm others or protect us? What is this world of darkness? Where does it come from? Tales abound … Continue reading
Supermarket spirituality rush right out and buy books, videos, the latest guru. It is a long road home. We can not rush ourselves into enlightenment whatever that means. Go slowly, my friend do not give up desires of this world … Continue reading
Am I the groundhog who, upon seeing my shadow slinks back into the gloom six more weeks of winter six months, six years stuck in my life not open to change unable to let go of my shadow self? No, … Continue reading
Lead in pencils cherry cream in chocolate Mardi Gras mask of happiness heart drowning in tears inside, outside which is real?
We sit in our jail cell complaining about being prisoners ignoring the open door that beckons us to freedom.