A Writer’s Dilemma

MIDWAY upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark, For the straightforward pathway had been lost.   Ah me! How hard a thing it is to say What was this forest savage, rough, and stern, Which in the very thought renews the fear.   So bitter is it, death is … Continue reading A Writer’s Dilemma

When A Tree Falls

  To hear me recite the poem click on the video link below:   When A Tree Falls Video   When A Tree Falls—An Unexpected Reprieve   https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=DE7BF189930200B0&id=DE7BF189930200B0%214659&parId=DE7BF189930200B0%21206&o=OneUp     Already a bit on edge anticipating the arrival of the tree removal people, I decided to sit outside after a quick breakfast and drink my … Continue reading When A Tree Falls

Our True Nature

“The Buddha taught that our true nature is emptiness- a lack of a permanent Self- and when this true nature is realized, the divine states of the Brahma-viharas - loving-kindness, compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity- emerge.” “In the teachings of the great yoga masters, our true nature is Brahman, the universal soul, of which the … Continue reading Our True Nature

A Tree of Life Story

"Trees are poems that the Earth writes upon the sky." --Kahlil Gibran "The best friend on Earth of man is the tree. When we use the tree respectfully and economically, we have one of the greatest resources on the Earth." --Frank Lloyd Wright                                                                                                            … Continue reading A Tree of Life Story

Inner Experience

"Artwork by Daniel B. Holeman " http://www.AwakenVisions.com "The inner self is not part of our being, like a motor in a car. It is our entire substantial reality itself, on its highest and most personal and most existential level. It is like life, and it is life: it is our spiritual life when it is … Continue reading Inner Experience

The Silence In My Room

  The silence in my room hangs over me Like a wet towel draped across my legs. It feels heavier than it should since The song about you that used to play Repeatedly in my head finally stopped.   I don’t remember exactly when it stopped. Distracted so long by chaos and confusion, I had … Continue reading The Silence In My Room

Our Inner Evolution is Essential

"My life as I lived it had often seemed to me like a story that had no beginning and no end. I had the feeling that I was a historical fragment, an excerpt from which the preceding and succeeding text was missing. My life seemed to have been snipped out of a long chain of … Continue reading Our Inner Evolution is Essential