Category Archives: Quotations

Common as Mud


When I think of work, I always think of this poem by Marge Piercy, and its intimations of submerging ourselves in the tasks, of getting down in the mud, of grounding. This is not typically the vision we are given of a spiritual path, all sweetness and light. However, it is consistent with the Eastern view of the lotus flower, grounded in the muck, but emerging sweetly and purely above the surface of the water. Continue reading

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Superheroes


Stan Lee said: “[I decided to create] the kind of characters I could personally relate to. They’d be flesh and blood … they’d be fallible and feisty, and — most important of all — inside their colorful, costumed booties they’d still have feet of clay.” Continue reading

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Glory of the Day


In any language, on any kind of day, give your wholehearted devotion to the divine. Continue reading

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Brené Brown: wishing you love and light – Ordinary Courage


Nothing has been a greater gift to me than the three lessons I learned about joy and light from people I’ve interviewed who have spent time in sorrow and darkness. Even before Sandy Hook I was reflecting on these learnings as a way to stay centered during the holidays. Continue reading

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The Growing Dark


The moon was new at 3:42 am here, adding to the darkness of these days that shorten with the approach to the Solstice, just over a week away. A yoga friend posts bravely to Facebook, imagining the possibility of her … Continue reading

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Intractability


At the bottom of my previous post, I mention the Kula Evolution’s most recent statement about a proposed dinner between John Friend and Roger Pressman. I think this speaks less to Pressman’s admitted “error in judgement” or the capacity of … Continue reading

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my resignation


“Sweet friends,” as she would intone before giving us a challenge, meet my teacher. The depth, balance, and wisdom you read here is why I follow her. Reading this, I understand a little better the mystery of why I choose … Continue reading

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Wanderlust Festival announces that John Friend is off summer lineups : YOGANONYMOUS


This seems like a balanced finding and reasonable approach. Some yoga friends were just wondering about this the other day. I’m sorry I missed Wanderlust last year, but the cost was just too prohibitive for me (just sayin’). Over the … Continue reading

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An Older Unity


The Dalai Lama visits Thomas Merton’s grave in 1997 at the Abbey of Gethsemani “And the deepest level of communication is not communication, but communion. It is wordless. It is beyond words, and it is beyond speech,and it is beyond … Continue reading

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Wholehearted Devotion


"Praise Song for a New Day" by Suzzy & Maggie Roach on Zero Church is my inspiration for this morning. http://t.co/5KeS7nyY #iTunes — Richard Hudak (@drwh0) February 18, 2012 If man [sic] cannot pray he is gagged; if he cannot … Continue reading

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