Sunday, October 30, 2016

come to the threshold! MoNA All Saint's Day 6:30 pm

this time of year..
all hallow's eve
all saint's day
all soul's day
dia de muertos

this time of year ...
the veil betwixt life and death is liminal..
liminal defined :
occupying a position on both sides of a threshold..

i like to think of this time as an opportunity
to befriend death..our mid-wife since birth ~
who is traveling with us and guiding us..
to our threshold..handing us over
to the next great adventure!

the yaqui sorcerer - don juan - speaks to carlitos ...

death is our eternal companion..
it has always been watching you.
it always will until the day it taps you...
the thing to do when you are impatient
is to turn to your left
and ask advice from your death.
an immense amount of pettiness is dropped
if your death makes a gesture to you...
the issue of our death is never pressed far enough.
death is the only wise advisor we have.
whenever you feel .. that everything is going wrong..
your death will tell you - that is not so -
that nothing matters outside its touch..
your death will tell you, 
i haven't touched you yet!
we don't have time, my friend, 
that is the misfortune of human beings.
focus your attention on the link
between you and your death
without remorse or sadness or worrying.
focus your attention on the fact
that you don't have time
and let your acts flow accordingly.
let each of your acts be your last .. on earth.
only under these conditions will your acts
have their rightful power...

the Tibetans have a meditation practice..
practice the dissolution of the body!
practice the dissolution of the mind!

curious is it not..?
when asked to summarize his life..
Plato actually came out of  a coma to answer..
practice dying.
Seneca, in Letters from a Stoic  -
rehearse death.
to say this is to tell a person
to rehearse their freedom.
a person who has learned how to die
has unlearned how to be a slave.


yoga class as usual @ MoNA
Tuesday, November 1st
6:30 - 8:30..
we will practice dissolution together ~

when we die daily..we last a long time!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

sit empty of worldly anxiety

so says Hongzhi ~

i find that strong instruction
and not an easy task..

up for debate..
and speaking of ..

for me to sit empty of worldly anxiety
it is best i sit out that show..

the rest of Hongzhi's instructions...
silent and bright,
clear and illuminating,
blank and accepting,
far-reaching and responsive.

responsive AND empty?

#46 - Tao te Ching

when a country is in harmony with the Tao,
the factories make trucks and tractors.
when a country goes counter to the Tao,
warheads are stockpiled outside the cities.

there is no greater illusion than fear,
no greater wrong than preparing to defend yourself,
no greater misfortune than having an enemy.

whoever can see through all fear
will always be safe.

# 58 - Tao te Ching..

if a country is governed with tolerance,
the people are comfortable and honest.
if a country is governed with repression,
the people are depressed and crafty.

when the will to power is in charge,
the higher the ideals, the lower the results.
try to make people happy,
and you lay groundwork for misery.
try to make people moral,
and you make groundwork for vice......

# 59 - Tao te Ching

for governing a country well
there is nothing better than moderation.

the mark of a moderate person
is freedom from their own ideas......

Gandhi says that spiritual and political life
are hand mates..

i resemble that..
watching game 3
toronto bluejays
texas rangers
AMERICAN league politics
the church of baseball

no parley

Sunday, October 2, 2016

SOS! yoga class venue change 10-13 & 10 -14 ...


the swinomish tribe will have a celebration of life
for sister barbara who passed away last month..
on friday, the 14th of october..
the set-up will take place on thursday, the 13th..

crescent moon yoga
521 morris street
la conner 98257
will be hosting our 2 classes that week..

thursday evening
october 13 / 7 pm 
@ crescent moon

friday morning
october 14 / 9 AM
@ crescent moon

your class series is honored, of course ~
as are you !
drop-ins welcome..

apologies for any inconvenience ..

life is like a roller coaster..
it goes up and down 
and makes you scream..
and costs alot of money ~
      (hannah c.  age 8)