Category Archives: Personal Stories

Choose Your Teachers Well!

There are many teachers in this world who desire your loyalty or perhaps you prefer claiming one of them for your own but either way choose your teachers well. Preachers and Politicians too for you do indeed become like unto … Continue reading

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Wiping Love Off the Mirror

Woke in the night to the ancient voices of denigration and unworthiness to never-can and never-will be enough for the self-love of relaxing into “just as I am.” Caught the vocal little bugger in the act of repeating his mantras … Continue reading

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Getting Naked to Self and the World

“There is nothing you can see that is not a flower; there is nothing you can think that is not the moon.” — Bashō Matsuo, Zen poet 1644-1694 Allowing one’s self a wander into the wild is to invite a … Continue reading

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When Choices are Nightmares

Tell me, have you ever walked into a nightmare twice? The second time of your own choosing? I intend to ask not what you might think. What I want to know is Do you know the deepest longings of your … Continue reading

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Cairns in the Wilderness of Your Heart

Have you noticed how the world is woven of delicate webs of friendship care and empathy and love vulnerability and risk and trust and being self-true too all while holding an other within —within your own body as one? Talk … Continue reading

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How many selfs make a Self?

Pardon me, but perhaps you can help? You see, I have become, much to my chagrin, a lover of questions and now I am indeed confused for I wonder, What is the self? And how many selfs does it take to … Continue reading

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Looking into the mirror of self-care

I want to know I know you are good at this strength of yours for the sharing of your life force in the care of others. I know you can rise up in your courage and liberally give of your … Continue reading

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Out Beyond Identities—Again!

Out beyond identities of Democrat and Republican and Independent Out beyond affiliations of Tea Party and Occupy movements Out beyond the economics of privilege and lack Further out beyond the colors of skin— yellow, black, brown, red, white and mixed … Continue reading

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What is a man?

I… I am a man, or so they tell me. But what, pray tell, is a man? In truth, I mean. If a man be woven of story if he knows who he is by the God he names by … Continue reading

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I fell in love with a tree today

I fell in love with a tree today. Proposed. She said, “Yes, but… only if you too will embrace me with your roots.” The trees, they do talk you know. And today they are promiscuous too. After rumors spread of … Continue reading

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