Tag: peace

The Spirit Grieves

LAST NIGHT, I WENT into a Christian book and supply store to try to find a gift for a couple family members who are getting baptized tomorrow, and the Spirit within me began to grieve. Every item in there felt hollow, clichéd, fear-based, condescending, or arrogant, whether it was a trinket, a figurine, a wall …

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Firsthand Darkness — My 2013 Worldstory

WITH THE RELEASE OF the first annual Starfield Press WORLDSTORY 2013 Treasury—a various author compilation sharing the experiences of growth and change 2013 brought others all around the planet—I decided to go ahead and share my chapter contribution from this project here as well. It takes a lot of reflection, introspection, and meditation to review …

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Bengali Tea-Boys

*sigh* Those who give us a hard time, who are difficult to be around or who constantly blow our cover, are the very ones who show us where we we’re stuck. The great meditation master Atisha always traveled with his belligerent Bengali tea-boy because it kept him honest. Without his ill-tempered servant to test him, …

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Go (h)OM(e)—You’re Drunk

There is an intoxication which lasts far longer than any liquor known to man, a drink that can grow stronger the longer it stays in one’s system. I’ve seen it last for decades. Just as alcohol slurs the mind, decisions, and intellect, so does this poison—a million times over. Its label? Hatred. Anger. Resentment. It eats …

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The Odds

“I saw the way things were going, a long time back. I said nothing. I’m one of the innocents who could have spoken up and out when no one would listen to the ‘guilty,’ but I did not speak, and thus became guilty myself…” — Faber to Montag, Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury The state of …

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| encompass |

This music and song just… encompasses… so much at once… within me. I cry.     Om Namah Shivaaya Gurave, Satchitananda Murtaaye, I bow to the Guru, the Self of All. The embodiment of Being, Awareness and Bliss, Nischprapanchaaya shaantaaya, Niraalambaaya Tejase Living within everything as its true nature; Supreme peace; needing no support, but …

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