The pious overlords who try to legislate what’s true Will never comprehend the like of men like me and you. Nor women, fiercely logical, with firm, determined eyes, Nor children, strong and confident, accepting no more lies, Whose lives they know are forfeit in this world we leave behind. That seismic shift, the reckoning of a great, unpunished crime. But dance upon the quaking earth with fearlessness and grace. And recommit to earth, your own true nature reembrace. Lucid, free and solid, in the present moment dwell. One mindful step upon the earth, your ticket out of hell. Image courtesy of thevortex.org
We are in the midst of a great paradigm shift. This revolution will be won by hundreds of thousands of peaceful warriors, standing firmly together for justice, peace, freedom and hope. We thought we were victims; together, we discovered that we were the collective hero we sought. We considered the powers of hatred, greed and
A sky of slate above my head, The earth, a fertile womb, A ragged pathway beckons me; I slip into the gloom. Cold the air and rough the trail That leads me on my way, Into woods and out of time, Retreating from the fray. I seek surcease in solitude From sorrows that have grown.
The things you hold as sacred Are those I find obscene; I know it works the other way, as well. Both of us contemptible In one another’s eyes, On the way to madness or to hell. Might the vice grip loosen On these strong, discrepant views? Or are we stranded at a great impasse? The
Healing Energy Gatha Breathing in, I bring healing energy to my mind. Breathing out, I expel mental toxins. Breathing in, I bring healing energy to my lungs. Breathing out, I expel physical toxins. Breathing in, I bring healing energy to my heart. Breathing out, I cleanse my heart of lingering resentment. Breathing in, I bring
In March I turned 45. It’s not really known as a milestone year – like turning 16 or 40 is. But I felt like creating a shift in my life. For me, transformation starts in the body. When I wanted to gain confidence and become strong, I started karate. When I couldn’t do that for
For My Feline Yoga Partner It borders on the mystical, This sacred bond we share. Sensing the same rhythm, Breathing the same air. Who could gaze into those eyes And fail to see a soul? The love we share’s eternal; It’s made me fully whole. Another lucid interval Before the curtain falls, To freeze the
Lest there be some doubt I’ve broken through, Show me now the passage back to you. Ever in my heart you reign supreme, In this realm of magic and of dreams. Craving has been sated once again; I sit in lucid clarity of mind. I reach across the gulf to what has been, Touch more
Steaming cup of herbal tea to heal me, Draw me out of darkness, into light. Strongly rooted here in Standing Mountain, Metta flowing freely out of sight. May all beings everywhere be happy; May all sentient beings know great peace. May all conscious creatures find their essence, In a realm where joys will never cease.
Yoga “Stuff Happens” Teacher Question of the Week: What type of music do you like when you do yoga? What are some of your favorite selections? Please share examples! I grew up in a house where music was everywhere. My Mom would play classical music to lull me to sleep. She took me to concerts