Archive for the 'Thoughts for the Day' Category

Aug 03 2016

heart of the tree

Even when its leaves are rustled by the wind
the heart of the tree is still.

You are the same.

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Jul 29 2016

what should be

Forget about what should be.
Discover what is.

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Jul 27 2016

into mystery

Even the most mundane day
is a journey into Mystery!

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Jul 22 2016

imagination is essential

Imagination is essential.
It is the psychic flexibility
to see with new eyes.
Imagination can break the trance
of the ego.

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Jul 20 2016

immense courage

No life has yet been lived
without immense courage.

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Jul 13 2016

same ways

Why walk the same ways
as everyone else
when so much of this magical existence
is uncharted and unknown?

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Jul 08 2016

every action

Let every action
be a perfect stillness
in the heart.

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Jul 06 2016

back at breath

Words are built of breath,
and thoughts of words.
When we find the silent, knowing space
beneath words and thoughts,
we are back at breath.

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Jul 01 2016

just selfish enough

Be just selfish enough
to insist on what is
spiritually important to you.

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Jun 24 2016


Our awareness is too often
separated segmented, disunified.
Return every part of yourself to a single wholeness.
Re-member yourself.

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Jun 22 2016


See for yourself.

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Jun 17 2016

world at rest

The happiest moment is when you discover
the world at rest
in your heart.

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Jun 13 2016


Walk through this world
as an alien being
with curiosity and wonder
and constant questioning.

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Jun 10 2016


Even our masks reveal us.

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Jun 03 2016

the greatest gifts

We don’t get the greatest gifts,
we give ourselves to them instead.

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Jun 01 2016

A few updates

A while back I had mentioned that I am working on two new books — a new poetry anthology, which I plan to publish in the summer, and also a collection of the ‘thoughts for the day,’ which I hoped to publish even sooner. I will still be publishing both books, but I have decided to focus on the anthology first and complete the book of sayings after. The tentative schedule for the two books now is to release the anthology late summer or early autumn, to be followed by the book of sayings by the end of the year. Although I haven’t been as swift as I hoped with preparing them for publication, I am pleased with how they are coming together… and I hope you will be too.

Also, I forget to mention it, but I have been doing some behind-the-scenes work on the Poetry Chaikhana. I recently updated the database software I use to manage the website along with the extensive library of poetry, biographies, and commentaries. You are not likely to notice any changes as a visitor to the site, but these updates to the software mean that I can avoid several technical issues and I am now in a good position to continue to manage the Poetry Chaikhana well into the future. Some of the humdrum details that only a nerd can appreciate, but they help me to keep the extensive Poetry Chaikhana resources available to everyone.

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Jun 01 2016


Your most secret wound

is the doorway.

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