My only advice for you is this. Go within yourself and probe the depths from which your life springs, and there at its source you'll find the answer to the question of whether you must write. Accept this answer, just as you hear it, without hesitation. It may be revealed that you are called to be an artist. Then take this lot upon you, and bear it, its burden and its greatness, without asking for any external reward. For the creative artist must be a world for himself, and find everything within himself—and in nature, to which he is devoted.
Night of Mother Earth
birthing Christed humankind
new strain of cosmic worth
Earthened Spirit rich with Darkness
Now Enlightened Dance
Rejoice the Yule, Creations jewel
for Soul's deliverance
WRITING’S SECRET WAY: The Art of Asking for Invisible Help.
Too much writing is an attempt to write down what the strategic and conscious mind thinks it knows already. Real alchemy in poetry or prose occurs at the frontier between what we think we are and what we are about to become; what we believe of the world and what it is about to overwhelm us, often against our will. Good writing is a conversation between seemingly immovable and movable worlds, and is made real by the writer asking beautiful and difficult questions that shape a living, breathing identity that is ripe for surprise and revelation. The writer’s practice is to cultivate a friendship with the unknown, to overhear them selves speaking out of that unknown into the world and to ask for help along the way from those elemental powers encountered on the pilgrim road to discovery.
Every day, priests minutely examine the Law And endlessly chant complicated sutras. Before doing that, though, they should learn How to read the love letters sent by the wind and rain, the snow and moon.
Trans. Sonja Arntzen. From Ikkyu and the Crazy Cloud Anthology: A Zen Poet of Medieval Japan.University of Tokyo Press.
"People tend to measure themselves by external accomplishments, but jail allows a person to focus on internal ones; such as honesty, sincerity, simplicity, humility, generosity and an absence of variety," Mandela says in one of the many quotations displayed at the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg. "You learn to look into yourself."
is the Massage he wrote.. He hinges our desperate need for introduction to a new home in no locality.. Massaging minds growing our space technology itself extends our being.. This hidden realm surrounds each daily grind.. Enter now a world wide web Massaging universal expansion of our space.. Each is becoming more than before.. Our new home in no locality… Prompted by Marshall McLuhan's The Medium is the Massage
Simple practice Is it really this simple..? What are those practices you use to remember this vital Awareness..? Light and its filtering.. Light and its colors.. Oppositions and flows.. Polarities in Play in all of Life.. Reminders are key...
Practice Over Theory
Meditation 3 of 52
Unless you let the truth of life teach you on its own terms, unless you develop some concrete practices for recognizing and overcoming your dualistic mind, you will remain in the first half of life forever, as most humanity has up to now. In the first half of life, you cannot work with the imperfect, nor can you accept the tragic sense of life, which finally means that you cannot love anything or anyone at any depth. Nothing is going to change in history as long as most people are merely dualistic, either-or thinkers. Such splitting and denying leaves us at the level of mere information.
Whole people see and create wholeness wherever they go; split people see and create splits in everything and everybody. We are meant to see in wholes and no longer just in parts. Yet we get to the whole by falling down into the messy parts—so many times, in fact, that we long and thirst for the wholeness and fullness of all things, including ourselves. I promise you this unified field is the only and lasting meaning of up. Richard Rohr