A life to garden

How is your gardening?How’s the clearing out the weeds?What needs to go?What needs to grow?What is just now waking up?

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When you devote yourself to love

When you devote yourself to love,ration and reason will disappearyour tongue will become a servant to kindnessas words of sweet truth and compassiontumble from your lipsno longer will you ask,“how much can i do with my life?”but instead,“how much of life can i notice?”when you become intimate with love,your heart will yank the reigns from…

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The Place Where You Are Now

This place where you are right now Life circled on a map for you. Wherever your eyes and arms and heart can move Against the earth and the sky, The Beloved has bowed there – Life has bowed there knowing You were coming. A slightly edited poem by Hafiz Translation by Daniel Ladinsky, The Subject…

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The Guest House

This poem by Rumi is often read in connection to mindfulness, and I think it’s a beautiful reminder of how to meet discomfort in our practice, and our lives. Each morning we wake up to certain feelings or sensations, and each morning there is something new. Sometimes we feel rejuvenated and content, other times we…

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