Monthly Archives: July 2015

Driftwood Music

Water running over stones makes a subtle kind of music as it wears the hardness down. Recognizing my own heartlessness, the fruit of habitual self-absorption, made me suddenly stop and weep. The sound of these tears flowing freely down my … Continue reading

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Surrender

No one knows the reason for any of this – why even make it a question? Death doesn’t. The unleashed wonder of that moment is sufficient to still any speculation. This is not a metaphor – it will be the … Continue reading

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It Just Burns

Fire goes where there’s fuel. We claim the truth is what we want, but resist the burning away of the false. We seek consolation in borrowed beliefs and are quick to defend our own self-images, even though none of them … Continue reading

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More About That Leaf

Mountain pines draped in early morning mists hazily shift and hover around my small campfire, while looming phantoms of blurry presence haunt the foggy hillsides — felt as the ineluctable sense of being itself by everything simultaneously. Though nothing is … Continue reading

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Service

Though one may experience the idea of freedom, lingering in such daydreams is mistaking imagination for the real thing. I may have wasted the wise instructions of my teachers, but any regret now merely feeds the barking dogs of self-absorbed … Continue reading

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Poetry of Evanescence

Beyond beliefs and notions, let the lilt and waft of suchness sift through the spacious sky of mind without any restriction, filling the hollow flute of existence with the exquisite notes of a music no words can possibly explain. Wordless … Continue reading

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The Natural State

The natural state is no special achievement. Just find the place where you already are. You won’t have to look too far! That place reaches everywhere, even beyond birth and death! Fish swim in water, birds fly through the air. … Continue reading

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