“…We have come to be danced
not the nice invisible, self-conscious shuffle
but the matted hair flying, voodoo mama
shaman shakin’ ancient bones dance
the strip us from our castings, return our wings
sharpen our claws & tongues dance
the shed dead cells and slip into
the luminous skin of love dance…”
“Last night, as I was sleeping,
I dream’t—-marvelous error!—-
That I had a beehive
Here inside my heart.
And the golden bees Were making white combs
And sweet honey
From my old failures”
On my birthday today I will focus on these reminders
1. Maintain an awareness of the preciousness of human life. Beginning to realize how precious life is becomes one of the most powerful tools. It’s like gratitude… once you have this feeling of gratitude for your own life and the preciousness of human birth, then it takes you into any realm.
2. Be aware of the reality that life ends; death comes for everyone. Life is very brief. If you realize that you don’t have that many more years to live and if if you live your life as if you actually had only a day left, then the sense of impermanence heightens that feeling of preciousness and gratitude.
3. Recall that whatever you do, whether virtuous or not, has a result; what goes around comes around. The law of karma is that we sow the seeds and we reap the fruit. So when you find yourself in a dark place… you can think, “Maybe it’s a time to get a little golden spade and dig myself out of this place.”
4. Contemplate tat as long as you are to focused on self-importance and too caught up in thinking about how good or bad you are, you will suffer. Obsessing about getting what you wantand avoiding what you don’t want does not result in happiness.
… “when the heart starts to open along with the mind, your being starts to dance. then everything comes alive. And when your gut opens up, there is that deep, deep unfathomable stability where that opening, who is you, just died into transparency. You are dancing- the emptiness is dancing.” ADYASHANTI
I could use a little support right now for my up coming concert in Chicago! If you can’t throw me a couple of bucks please could you checkout my indiegogo site and leave an encouraging comment? So appreciated!!!!
“Being your true self, being your true nature, is different than experiencing it with thought. Realize that you are the mystery, and that you can’t really look at the mystery because you are only capable of looking from the mystery.”
Day and night the sea throws up froth.
You see the foaming surface , but not the Sea. Amazing!
We are dashing against each other like boats:
our eyes are darkened through we’re in clear water.
Asleep in the body’s skiff, we float,
unaware of the Water of the water.
The water has a Water that is driving it:
the spirit has a spirit that is calling it.