Saturday, December 31, 2016

juncture..convergence..meeting place ~

it was the best of times,
it was the worst of times,
it was the age of wisdom,
it was the age of foolishness,
it was the epoch of belief,
it was the epoch of incredulity,
it was the season of light,
it was the season of darkness,
it was the spring of hope,
it was the winter of despair,
we had everything before us,
we were all going direct to heaven,
we were all going direct the other way.....
                   ~ charles dickens

the taoists' counsel ~
follow the course of life, channel the current;
you will be carried in the right direction,
you will profit from things without difficulty..

it is said that the ignorant are obstructed by ignorance,
while intellectuals are obstructed by intellectual knowledge.
one way of getting past these obstacles
and approaching inherent wisdom
is to let go of whatever comes to mind.   ~ muso kokushi

 for the forest to be green,
each tree must be green -
            ~maharishi mahesh yogi

Saturday, December 24, 2016

against the wind ~

'twas an early morning ride on spike, the bike, this day..
this 24th of december..along the sea coast of sea change
of our willful, grateful lives..
windy ~
the sky and backlit clouds talking god talk -
the wee crescent moonness waning to newness
firmament clearing after a day long rain drench ..
wind..coming straight to the basket, the bike, the bones..
legs lift, lift, lifting to pedal the breeze..

shadows then..descending..
0ne, three, twenty seven..
pelicans on parade..
flying floating against the wind..pedaling not..
gliding and riding the crest of the gale..
joined by more and many more wings..
pelicans, wellingtons..
otters laid back, belly up..
dolphins..leaping and hollering..
curly-cueing the waves
gulls painting the waterways white
with minions of pinions..

hanging from the sideview mirrors..
dripping  ~
while the bodies that shaped them
half bucked .. drying off the tears of the sea..

against the wind..these days ahead..
crawling out from the caves of complacence
riding the wake of radical trust..
owning the sovereignty of interdependence
letting go..of custody..
yet ontaking stewardship ..

one by one against the wind
'tis always so..
older now  ~
still..pedaling against the wind..

Sunday, December 18, 2016

let's keep our balance 2017

"The year 2016, like these winter days, will bring unknown gifts and challenges. We will need to be adaptable and flexible as we face a society and world that is growing ever more stubborn, opinionated, and inflexible. For this reason I want to suggest that the only resolution we make is to abandon New Year’s resolutions. They cause more angst and misery than accomplishment and happiness. They narrow our focus and give rise to unnecessary resistance. Instead of resolving to be someone different or accomplish something special, let’s go into each new day of the coming year expecting to be surprised. Let’s keep our balance, our flexibility, and our natural adaptability. Let’s dance when the music plays; work when the tasks arise; laugh and cry with ease; hold no stubborn opinions; and accept whatever comes as being the raw material of something new we never dreamed that we could do. This is all the world asks or needs of us.” 

i sent this quote out from bill martin last year..
january 4th..

we could change the year to 2017
and the sentiment would serve, yes?

in fear or resistance - we are pulled towards a past:
in desire or seeking - we are propelled towards a future.
resistance and seeking are the two essential forms
of the separate self.
the only place they cannot stand is now.
                              ~rupert spira

stay wholesome and holy ..
bring in the brilliance..
rest in the merriment of unfettered joy..
be full of good cheer ..
spread glad tidings..

o friendly dark unfold the sheath..
o blessed light bring forth the shimmer..
we hold the sun in the palm of our hand ~

glad yule ~ good yule!

Sunday, December 11, 2016


it's all magic!

...disbelief in magic can force a poor soul 
into believing in government and business.... 
               ~ tom robbins
                 even cowgirls get the blues

Saturday, December 10, 2016

don't forget the magic

it's raining in california..
mother earth is rumbling and quaking -
T**** is on the cover of every magazine...

what the farnbang is going on?
actually it is just biznez as usual..
are we paying more attention?
perhaps ~

the barn on hwy 101..
don't forget the magic