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June 2018

Jun 30, 2018

A Natural Rest ~ Shikantaza & Contemplative Prayer
Saying For Today: "This natural rest is always present, has never left, is our natural abode. We are essentially this restfulness, this calm."

Jun 29, 2018

Loss ~ A Hopeful Place (Poetry & Prose)
Life is Breathing
Saying For Today: "We keep learning, how to love, how to forgive, how to live not in the past but each day."

Jun 28, 2018

Return of the Kiss ~ Poem
Gifts from Deep within

Jun 27, 2018

A Season of Despair ~ to Life and to live again!
Reflections from Solitude and Silence No. 31
Saying For Today: "Yet, I know this nameless looking back at me is about something more; appearing uncaused, not attached to what I do or don't want, like a meaningless appendage hanging from a border of my life, contextless, pulseless, meanacely quiet, yet thundering with threat."

Jun 26, 2018

Leaving Church ~ A Dream Finally Come True
Reflections from Solitude and Silence Retreat No. 30
Saying For Today: "Yet, when you are left alone, there, right there, you can realize a world of people have been left alone. Realizing that, being left alone can be redemptive for you, rather than destructive to you."

Jun 25, 2018

A Wounding Love
Reflections from Silence and Solitude No. 29
Saying For Today: "Love leads us to new fidelities, as Love is seen differently through our time with one we love."

Jun 24, 2018

Speech of Silence ~ Word & Withinness
Reflections from Silence and Solitude No. 28
Saying For Today: "Truth is Presence, beyond ideas of personal and impersonal, living and able to express as either personal or impersonal. So, the speaking of the Word within may be sensed as thoroughly, intimately personal, at other times as thoroughly, intimately impersonal. "

Jun 23, 2018

Loving the Path ~ Tangible & Intangible
Reflections from Solitude and Silence No. 27
Saying For Today: "Yet, the path was present long before you, so you honor that and hold in high esteem the path. "

Jun 22, 2018

Working-With Anger ~ Anger & Connection
Reflections from Solitude and Silence No. 26

Jun 21, 2018

Posture ~ in Life & Meditation
Reflections from Solitude and Silence No. 25
Saying For Today: "In our varied ways, inside and outside meditation, we can embody the Grace and gracefulness our heart opens to, and such Presence is demonstrated in humbleness before and graciousness toward others. We could say, posture is life, life is posture. "

Jun 20, 2018

The Deep Moan ~ Kuan Yin & the Tenderness Within
Reflections from Solitude and Silence No. 24

Jun 19, 2018

Pearls from the Sky ~ Poem
Reflections from Solitude and Silence No. 23

Jun 18, 2018

Lost in the Sweetness ~ i & I & More
Reflections from Solitude and Silence No. 22
Saying For Today: "Even the joy of communion between Life and our embodied-selves opens a longing only met through looking before this communion to another ground, the Groundless Ground."

Jun 17, 2018

Tenderness ~ Way of Compassion
Reflections from Solitude and Silence No. 21

Jun 16, 2018

These Momentless Moments
Reflections from Solitude and Silence No. 20

Jun 15, 2018

The Secret Place
Reflections from Solitude and Silence No. 19

Jun 13, 2018

Time Running Off My Skin
Reflections from Solitude and Silence No. 18

Jun 12, 2018

This Precipitous Plunge ~ Abyss of Beauty!
Reflections from Solitude and Silence No. 17

Jun 11, 2018

The Eyeless Seeing ~ Surrender the Way
Reflections from Solitude and Silence No. 16
Saying For Today: "Even those closest to you, to them you will be a riddle unsolvable. You will be like the Wind one seeks to grasp, but cannot."

Jun 10, 2018

Home ~ What?
Reflections from Solitude and Silence No. 15
Saying For Today: "Sometimes, home seems to become more near, exactly when we feel alone, isolated, or betrayed by those we had trusted with our heart. I wonder if anyone can enjoy the home I am writing of today, in a real deep way, unless they have felt deeply the sense of being betrayed, left, uncared for, thrown away, by persons who had affirmed how much they loved him or her."

Jun 9, 2018

Receiving ~ Yes, that Simple
Reflections from Solitude and Silence No. 14
Saying For Today: "You can encourage others and yourself, kindly, in a direct, honest path of learning to receive, to be thankful, to learn the innate capacity to remain open to life, to be life, right here and now in the body."

Jun 8, 2018

Peeing & Drunk & Cursing ~ Communion!
Reflections from Solitude and Silence No. 13
Saying For Today: "That peeing, intoxicated, cursing man was and is as much a being of Love as any I've met in my almost 58 years, including all the roshis, gurus, preachers, lamas, priests, popes.... Christ showed up on a dirt road peeing and, then, shared holy Communion with me."

Jun 7, 2018

A Beautiful & Sad Tenderness ~ On Aloneness
Reflections from Solitude and Silence No. 12
Saying For Today: "A lovely tenderness arises, not only for self, for everyone, everything. You may find yourself crying, even weeping at beauty, everything becomes beautiful. You cannot find words to this, only see it and be with it in reverence. You feel such humbleness happening."

Jun 6, 2018

Knowing & Loving ~ Amen!
Reflections from Solitude and Silence No. 11

Jun 5, 2018

Solitude & Silence ~ Flowing Streams
Reflections from Solitude and Silence No. 10

Jun 4, 2018

To Love! in the Sky
Reflections from Solitude and Silence No. 9

Jun 3, 2018

Nothing to see ~ to Confuse to Clarity (no. 2)
Reflections from Solitude and Silence No. 8

Jun 2, 2018

You ~ A Wonderful Particularity

Jun 1, 2018

The Door Opens ~ to Confuse to Clarity (no. 1)
Reflections from Solitude and Silence No. 7
Saying For Today: "We come to clarity, spiritually, not through the mind, but within and through the one Heart, so the mind must be confused and disabled, then a door opens."

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