Saturday, December 16, 2006

Coffee musings: beautiful people grace our lives and open closed places within our souls over beans ground with love.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Daily Meditation:

War can only be understood and put an end to if you and all those who are concerned very deeply with the survival of man, feel that you are utterly responsible for killing others. What will make you change? - J. Krishnamurti
War is hard. I am not sure why man goes to war. I believe war has been a part of man since time began. Power and control. Who has the power can it be retained. Is it up to us as individuals to speak out against that which we do not believe are we compliant. That is to say sins of omission.
When I do not do that is as much in the wrong as doing in the wrong. When I do not give thanks. When I do not express love. When I am consumed with me and do not turn to another to give comfort. Working on these things. Working to remove me from the process. Strive to become. It is not easy and I do not beat myself up. But I do try to learn from my mistakes and make corrections but many times can not live up to the expectations of others. not meeting those expectations I am not less then anymore.
How can I be that voice in the wilderness? How can I make my self known? How can I do the right thing in a world full of choices that are not right? From where do you get your strength? From where do you find solstice? From where do you renew? From where do you feed your soul?

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Daily Meditation:

To be silent and meditative is so ecstatic,
you will forget all about your search for meaning, truth, God.
And once you have dropped the wrong questions,
the wrong answers disappear of their own accord.
Then between you and existence there is no question,
there is no answer, but there is a communion.
Your heart slowly slowly starts beating in the same rhythm as the whole existence.
You start feeling yourself part of this immense organic whole.
You enjoy tremendously.

Osho
I found this one on another site. It is lovely I think.
Communion is the key. I think we have to stop asking. Stop seeking. It is clutter. I do not know what to ask for. There I things I desire that is for sure. Are those the right things for me at this time? I do not know. I am learning I can not ask for these things I have to wait and see. Do not push, do not force. Just allow everything to unfold as it is meant too and everything really will be taken care.
The heart beat and rhythm of the universe. There is a sound a frequency, a wavelength that allows the heart and mind and body and soul come together. to coalesce and rise. This wave is such a wonderful thing to catch. It is the goose bumps on your arms, the hair standing on the back of the neck. Eyes dilating and mind free of distraction if only for one brief moment.
Wonderous indeed.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Yahoo! 360° - Andy B's Profile

Yahoo! 360° - Andy B's Profile
I am trying to figure all of these sites out. The Yahoo!360 could be pretty neat. It seems like a lot of sites are doing more and more to make branding for the individual something special. We have our spaces on the net and our presence is known and yet.

Daily Meditation:

I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man. - Chuang Tse
And thus it is that way. I am both a butterfly and man. once wrapped in a cocoon protected from the world and confused. I have sprung forth and reside now free and beautiful. Wings spread for flight.
What is it. I have heard several people say that something is coming. There is an impending something; it is not doom or destruction, just something. I am wondering. There seems to really be a massive movement of peoples toward higher spiritual beliefs. People are reaching and grasping and communing in ways I was not aware of twenty years ago. It is like people are catching fire with the spirit and it spreads and grows and lights up our existence. Cosmic conscienceness abounds. It is like the candle sharing the flame. The love and light continues to grow.
You are right. We do not have time to be mean and cruel. We must hold each other up. We must raise ourselves. Loving kindness. Love and tolerance is our code. Share this with all you come in contact with daily.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Daily Meditation:

I am trying a new website for daily thoughts. We shall see how it goes...

Between the banks of pain and pleasure the river of life flows. It is only when the mind refuses to flow with life, and gets stuck at the banks, that it becomes a problem. -Manuel Hernandez

Good stuff. I have been stuck on the banks of the river of life from time to time. Flowing again. I flow with the stream and bump along. ride high in the water and on occasion bump the bottom and rise again. Then do cling to the side on the bank and stay stuck for a little while. Hopefully being freed to flow. The hedonism of youth. Stuck in pleasure, leading then to the other bank of pain. Almost a tributary of life that journey.
Little pieces of the bank are grabbed onto during the journey it seems. Maybe like the sand that gets in the shorts while swimming in the ocean. We carry along with us for a while pieces of pain and pleasure, in memories and scars. We carry them and let them go. forever these pieces are a part of the stream and flow with us and are of us but the clinging to those stones weight us down and impede the free flow. It is time. Drop the rock as they say. Free. Free at last. "Thank god almighty I am free at last." - Dr. King

Monday, December 11, 2006

Daily Meditation:

Reality alone exists - and that we are. All the rest is only a dream, a dream of the One Mind, which is our mind without the 'our'. Is it so hard to accept? Is it so difficult to assimilate and to live? - Why Lazurus Laughed by Wei Wu Wei
Dream, dream a little dream of me. Dream. We share our drams. We share our existence. The reality of life and the world in which we live may be different. At least we dream together and coexist. Touching the surface only. So if it is a dream of the mind then the mind must also be a dream? These are the questions with no answers. Just comfort in what we are willing to know and accept and do and how we are going to be. What works for you? What does not work?
Take bits and pieces. Take the whole. It is in everything for the answers. In bits the answers are not really there. part of a solution, part of a question, part of a question.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Coffee musings: being alone is little comfort. Missed moments shared and thoughts dismissed as folly. Miss loue and grace. Not sad but tragic.