In Meditation

In meditation

my body is a vessel

to an awareness

The senses receptors

without a comment

My being binoculars

to… something, everything

A peace of mind.

 

New York, December 31, 2011

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The Tao

Something mysteriously formed,
Born before heaven and earth.
In the silence and the void,
Standing along and unchanging,
Ever present and in motion.
Perhaps it is the mother of ten thousand things.
I do not know its name.
Call it Tao.
For lack of a better word, I call it great.
Being great, it flows.
It flows far away.
Having gone far, it returns.
— Tao Te Ching

Something Huge

Sharing an old poem.

Something huge is about to happen;
something of enormous significance will take place.
It may influence the entire universe.
It may change our planet Earth forever,
Or, it may only change me.
I have no way of telling
but observing
I just know
something huge is about to happen.

New York, April 2002

10 lessons I learned from my cat

10 lessons I learned from my cat

10 lessons I learned from my cat

Achievements and values

I don’t have an issue with people making a lot of money;
I do have an issue with people who make a lot of money by stepping on others and stealing along the way.
I don’t have a problem with people eating meat;
I have a problem with animals being butchered in the process.
I don’t have a quandary with people using electronic communications;
I just dislike people who hide behind it when they don’t want to tell you something in your face.
I don’t have a problem with using oil, just with its side-effect.

In a society that is totally focused on results and achievements, we lost many of our core values.

Battlestar Galactica

Among the 2004 Battlestar Galactica TV series characters, Anastasia Dualla aka Dee, brilliantly portrayed by Kandyse McClure, is amongst my favorites. She is intelligent and practical, foolishly romantic, and ultimately, when she realizes that the subject of her love will never truly reciprocate her love the way she would have wished him, after a surprising moment of happiness with him, she makes that joy her last living moment and shoots herself in the head. Something about that scene stayed with me.

Aging Gracefully

We tend to think of health challenges that come with old age as inevitable. From weak bones, hip problems, skin issues etc.
Yes – the body does not regenerates in the same manner it did when we are young.
But that does not mean we are out of control. To a point we are but the chance we have to dictate the way in which we grow old is in our earlier years.
Recent research now tells us that our longevity is mostly gene related. That past the age of 80 is all about our genes.
Yet it also tells us that our lifestyle dictates the quality of life we will have in our golden years.
Good nutrition, proper exercise including yoga are elementary to graceful aging.
But of course you know all this…

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