The Ledge

If I could share how to be happy in the most simple terms what words would I use? Happiness, that’s really what we all want regardless of the forms we think it takes. The drive is always the search for happiness, not gleeful off the charts, unnatural happiness but gentle peaceful contentment and joy. The …

Grace

Do you tend to think of grace as something wonderful, a bit of unexpected goodwill, an unearned moment of heaven on earth? I used to see grace that way. It’s a beautiful way to see it, quite natural, built right into our culture’s ethos. It’s also the view from separation, something unexplainable outside of me …

The Garden

i is the body of God, the body of the great I Am. Everything that can be perceived is the invisible made visible, the body of God. There is nothing in the perceived world that is not the body of God, made of God, because God — Consciousness — is all there is. Life in …

Pot o’ Gold

It’s all the path. No one holds a key to the mystery. There are no sages, no enlightened ones, no students, no beings stuck in ignorance. In truth, there is no one here. Well, not true gol darn these words. God, for lack of a better word, is here, in form. Not exactly no one, …

Absolutely Anything

Honestly, I don’t care if we are evolving past the third dimension. I’m not even concerned if Rome burns. I can’t buy into the fear or the hope for a brand new world, one that we’ll like better even if it is all about love. Sounds a little like a new age version of the …

You KNOW What You Are!

It’s not gonna work. No matter what you do, regardless of how rigorously you train your mind, it will never give you what you seek. Can you see that all your doing has an agenda? Are you willing to grasp that everything you are trying to control is actually brilliantly showing you something infinitely incredible? …

Is This Real?

Harry: Is this real? Or has this been happening inside my head? Dumbledore: Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real? Is experience real? It’s a real experience. That’s all we really know. What else is life but experience playing out, our …

The Cat’s Meow

Driving into town today I started laughing and my entire body lit up in an all-encompassing smile. I looked out upon what I have called the world and plainly saw its stunning beauty. The words, ‘form is beauty, beauty is form’ came into clear focus. Form, the world, you, me, everyone and everything, is the …

Trash Talk

I’m done trash talking this little body of mine. Love myself does include loving my body. Can’t get around it. I’ve left it behind, squirmed when I walked by the mirror naked, heck clothed for that matter, and totally ignored it when I could. No wonder it’s hurting. When I was a child my dad …

Obstructionism

The word obstructionism popped into my awareness this morning. When that happens I know am going to write about it. The first thing that came after that word was what do I have to say about obstructionism? Nothing … and then writing began. I love how that works! You see obstructionism every day. It is …

What If Nothing Changes

What if nothing changes? What if the elusive prize you’ve chased most of your adult life doesn’t change anything? What if your life is still YOUR life, bumps and bruises included? What if your body doesn’t heal? What if you still live in a very small community of one? What if you find out you …

Out of Options

Any practice is the practice of the limited mind. Of course it is, the unlimited has no need of practice. Does that mean that all practice is egoic and should be stopped? No. If that were true nobody would ever move off the couch. Change is a’happening here on planet earth. It’s a given. It …

What’s the Point?

What’s the point? Enlightenment, awakening seem to be the rage, ideas of them anyway. But really, what’s the point? Does it matter if we simply live our lives as normal everyday humans or go on the grand quest for enlightenment? Is one better than the other? In order for there to be a better choice …

Being Someone

When the idea of being someone dies When all you were is a blur all you hoped for lived your life for a hot bubbling blister on the sidewalk of life When you see so clearly that seeing feeling being wipes out all reference points for what was When hopes of healing of escape worthiness …

Spring Forth

This, right here, is your life. Sinking deeply into now, here, into life as it is, liberating all hopes for it to be anything else, you are free. Freedom cannot hold out for something new, for anything better or it is not free. It imprisons itself with the surviving optimism. Have you noticed the habit, …