There is a lunatic living inside your head. This lunatic is feeding your mind with fear based thoughts that are distorting your clearest, highest and most accurate perception of the world.
In Zen they call this Monkey Mind. In A Course in Miracles and psychology they call this Ego. The author Steven Pressfield calls this Resistance.
Ego is not your friend.
But you need not be victimized by the fearful, negative, angry thoughts of this lunatic. You can get clear. You can center yourself. You can ease your mind and transcend the lunatic.
The calm you seek is inside of you and as close as your next breath. Meditation can take you there, Music can take you there, Nature can take you there, your Beloved can take you there.
Go there. And go back there as often as you possibly can.
The choice of Love over Fear is yours and it’s the most important choice you will make every day of your life.
At night if you’re silent enough
…if you’re centered enough
…if you’re open enough
you can hear
the music of the spheres
Spheres, Muses, Angels
singing, whispering their secrets
The secrets you’ve known
for ten thousand years
but had forgotten
until just now
summer has ended
i felt this coming
light and warmth waning
portending the fall
and the coming winter
while days draw shorter
and the chilly darkness grows
but for this moment
this one moment
all is equal
light and darkness
hope and fear
pleasure and pain
chaos and serenity
laughter and tears
koyaanisqatsi and bliss
the unseen world appears
translucently amid the twilight
i open my arms
gaze to the delirious sky
to the music of the spheres
and I am equal
to the love
to the fear
to the euphoria
to the yin and the yang
of the great unknown
and I surrender
to the autumnal equinox
Another horrific act of violence in America today and it was apparently captured on video.
This happens all too often. And we are presented with an option to view the day’s most senseless act on our computer and television screens.
I choose not to see it.
I have read the story. I grieve and pray for the victims and their families. I lament that we live in a society where such murder has become so very commonplace.
Out of respect for the victims and their families and as a conscious choice to determine which images I allow into my mind, my psyche and my soul – I will not watch it.
May we all find a path to love, light and peace as we continue our journey through this wondrous life.
Sometimes the New Year or the Mid Year or the Full Moon whispers to you that your time is now. And like the year and the Moon, your days are full, but waning.
Perhaps now is the time to become more of the person you came here to be.
I wrote these words last night, as we moved into the midpoint of the year, in contemplation of the Full Moon and how it can symbolize not only the progression of our year, but of our lives.
(Followed by Rebirth)
The fullness of the year, the fullness of the Moon and the fullness of your life is right now.
We live in the information age.
This can be a blessing and a curse all at the same time.
While we have access to humankind’s cumulative knowledge at our fingertips, it’s easy to get lost in the sea of data that constantly streams across our computer screens, televisions, radios and smart phones.
We inherit the information of a billion souls, yet lose touch with the connection to our own.
Too often we are overstimulated by the nonstop cacophony of information that our miraculous technology delivers.
Eons of generations before us naturally had access to extended periods of silence. Especially as night fell and there was no electricity to power the devices that not only inform us, but distract us from the wellspring of guidance and wisdom that dwells within.
More than any previous generation, we have lost touch with silence.
It becomes more difficult to hear that still, small voice that guides, informs and inspires.
All the more reason to consciously, regularly choose to allow silence in our lives.
Go off grid.
Rediscover the silence and the darkness.
There are life changing secrets being whispered to you.