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Apr 1, 2018 - Uncategorized    No Comments

The gospel of Phillip

The rulers wanted to fool us,
since they saw we were connected with the good.

They took the names of the good
and gave them to the not good
so with names they could trick
and rope us to the not good.

As though doing us a favor,
they took names from the not good
and placed them on the good.

They knew what they were doing.
They wanted to grab those of us who were free
and make us eternal slaves.

Nov 15, 2017 - Uncategorized    No Comments

These spiritual window-shoppers

These spiritual window-shoppers

by Rumi

These spiritual window-shoppers
These spiritual window-shoppers,
who idly ask, ‘How much is that?’ Oh, I’m just looking.
They handle a hundred items and put them down,
shadows with no capital.

What is spent is love and two eyes wet with weeping.
But these walk into a shop,
and their whole lives pass suddenly in that moment,
in that shop.

Where did you go? “Nowhere.”
What did you have to eat? “Nothing much.”

Even if you don’t know what you want,
buy something, to be part of the exchanging flow.

Start a huge, foolish project,
like Noah.

It makes absolutely no difference
what people think of you.

Oct 29, 2017 - Uncategorized    No Comments

“The truth is always an abyss”

The truth is always an abyss. One must — as in a swimming pool — dare to dive from the quivering springboard of trivial everyday experience and sink into the depths, in order to later rise again — laughing and fighting for breath — to the now doubly illuminated surface of things.

-Frank Kafka

Oct 13, 2017 - Uncategorized    No Comments

True Spirituality

True spirituality is not a high, not a rush, not an altered state. It has been fine to romance it for a while, but our times call for something far more real, grounded, and responsible; something radically alive and naturally integral; something that shakes us to our very core until we stop treating spiritual deepening as a something to dabble in here and there. Authentic spirituality is not some little flicker or buzz of knowingness, not a psychedelic blast-through or a mellow hanging-out on some exalted plane of consciousness, not a bubble of immunity, but a vast fire of liberation, an exquisitely fitting crucible and sanctuary, providing both heat and light for what must be done.

-Robert Masters

Oct 9, 2017 - Uncategorized    No Comments

Tao

Not-knowing is true knowledge.
Presuming to know is a disease.
First realize that you are sick;
Then you can move toward health.

The master is her own physician.
She has healed herself of all knowing.
Thus she is truly whole.

-Lao Tzu

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