Category Archives: Healing

Poem: lost

Too much is stripped At once, you’re lost Can I lose all this And somehow return? Am I fighting the way It is supposed to be? Just stay still in This astronaut emptiness The ashes are the birth Place of … Continue reading

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Is it just the absence?

We lost my father to Covid-19 about five weeks ago.   These are the last few family photos we were able to take together. There is still so much to process about how we lost my dad, in the midst of … Continue reading

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Reblog – “A bit about love” by Charlie Morris

For me this has been one of the most influential articles I ever read from Charlie Morris.  There is something about how he expresses the process of personal love that exploded it for me.  Ultimately that isn’t good or bad,  … Continue reading

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Bankei – from “Unborn: The Life and Teachings of Zen Master Bankei, 1622-1693”

This is a great excerpt from Bankei’s Ryumon-ji Sermons in “Unborn: The Life and Teachings of Zen Master Bankei, 1622-1693” translated by Norman Waddell (page 52-53). It really hits the nail on the head…

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Poem: Worth and Misfortune

I’ve decided my Life Is worth living Even if few understand What it is devoted to And the isolation that brings A few writings that intimate The most important experiences I came here in a body to behold And the … Continue reading

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Astronaut Redux

There is no gravity No air What keeps me alive Spinning In mid-air? All the earth, All the atmosphere Dissolved I am a ghost astronaut Hanging here Devastating celestial, Wrathful dakini Teaching Razed our lives apart Breathe emptiness in Exhale … Continue reading

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Poem: Charnel

I thank you Chödpas must go to the charnel grounds To practice offering their flesh To voracious lower beings But you, you make my life Like a charnel ground A constant offering To grasping for my lifeforce Without moving an … Continue reading

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Notice

Notice When you see the sun Sun is all there is When you smell the flower Perfume is all there is When you smile at that person They are all that is What indescribable joy Just to be life, aware … Continue reading

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Poem: Recovery

And when I die, They’ll blame me for not Having taken better care Of myself They’ll discuss my disease Of empathy and enablement If only she could have healed From her childhood Found a functional partner Put her father in … Continue reading

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Reblog: The Tipping Point of Illness by Charlie Morris

Below is a very good article by Charlie Morris from 2010 – one that didn’t make it onto his new website.   I’m reblogging this here because I’ve been living the truth of this article for several months.   Karmic situations … Continue reading

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