Intelligence & Wisdom Trust the intelligence of the body Over the intelligence of the mind. The master learns more In a mile of walking Than an hour of reading. Foster wisdom of the intellect With study and discourse. Foster wisdom of the body With nourishment and exercise.
Questions Answers Words The spiritual quest begins With simple questions: Who…? What…? How…? Why…? The quest leads always To one simple answer: While answers can be known, They cannot be put into words.
Be Mindful Be mindful of what you think; your thoughts will be spoken. Be mindful of what you speak; your words become action. Be mindful of what you do; your deeds reveal your character. Be mindful of who you are and discover the fate you have created. ~ paraphrased from […]
The transformative moment for any loss comes when we realise we’ve moved from grieving for what we no longer have to reliving the joy we experienced when we had it. This is the bitter-sweet moment in the transformation from bitter to sweet. And while tears will flow either side of […]
Voices Intuition is not critical. Critical is the mind’s voice. The master understands The origin of every voice; Its intentions, Desires; Its weakness And strength. In most of us there is a conflict of voices. In many a cacophony. In some a war. Between the master’s voices There is peace, […]
I’m not sure when the call first whispered to my heart. The voice, that unwelcome voice, the siren of burden. “You know what you need to do,” she said. Why me? Why couldn’t I just go through life with normal goals and aspirations? A good job. A loving relationship. A […]
A few friends of mine and I were having a rough go of it. Love, work, friends and family — circumstances — all these and more seemed to be making every effort to diminish us. The wisdom of loving brilliance When your wisdom is lost on the fool, Do not […]
During an energy healing session with my chiropractor, the feeling of being bound arose: physically, emotionally and spiritually. From that session arose this poem.
This poem began with just the first line and the idea that being a spiritual being comes down to ‘bridging the gaps’ between body, mind and soul. As three became one, One grew into a paean to the ongoing global spiritual awakening.
I was digging into Stephen Mitchell‘s The Second Book of the Dao one day back in January (over a lovely Red Snapper Soup @ Granville Island) when a passage in the second chapter inspired the following poem. Before and After Before sorrow, longing Before longing, anger Before anger, pain Before […]