Thursday, February 28, 2019

life is


life is a garden,
not a road

we enter and exit
through the same gate

where we go matters less
than what we notice



Thursday, February 21, 2019



Thinking and prayer are much the same thing anyway, when you stop to think about it ... Prayer goes up and thought comes down—or so it seems. As far as I can tell, that's the only difference.

—Alan Bradley
A Red Herring Without Mustard
(binge reading, me)


Certain thoughts are prayers.

There are moments when,
whatever be the attitude of the body,

the soul is on its knees.

—Victor Hugo


Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The Forgotten Dialect of the Heart, excerpt


How astonishing it is that language can almost mean, and frightening that it does not quite. 
What we feel most has no name but amber, archers, cinnamon, horses and birds.

—Jack Gilbert


Saturday, February 16, 2019


link to this treasure from


Friday, February 15, 2019

Becoming: From zygote to tadpole, in six stunning minutes


There is a force within
Which gives you life –
seek That.

In your body
Lies a priceless gem –
seek That.

O wandering Sufi,
if you want to find
the greatest treasure
Don’t look outside,
Look inside, and seek That.

Star/Shiva version

Jan van Ijken


Thursday, February 14, 2019

if we lose our way




Let us look for secret things
somewhere in the world
on the blue shores of silence.


I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.

–Pablo Neruda


Sunday, February 10, 2019

(though love be a day


(though love be a day
and life be nothing,
it shall not stop kissing)

–E. E. Cummings


Tuesday, February 5, 2019

why bear your load on your head when you are traveling on a train? –Ramana Maharshi



Friend, we’re traveling together. Throw off your tiredness. Let me show you one tiny spot of the beauty that cannot be spoken.



Saturday, February 2, 2019



What do you have to do?
Pack your bags,
Go to the station without them,
Catch the train,
And leave your self behind.

–Wei Wu Wei