Dharma Teachings, Interbeing, Metta, Poetry, Relating

Metamorphasis Now

When a caterpillar enters its chrysalis, it dissolves itself, quite literally, into liquid. In this state, what was a caterpillar and will be a butterfly is neither one nor the other, it’s a sort of living soup. Within this living soup are the imaginal cells that will catalyse its transformation into winged maturity. May the… Continue reading Metamorphasis Now

Guatemala, Interbeing, Living from the Heart, Metta, Mindfulness, Traveling

Farewell, Amigo

A friend died last Thursday. He ended his own life. A friend I hadn't seen in years, but a friend all the same. A teacher, a musician, a husband, a father. With a daughter close to the same age as my own: five. He was forty years old. I received the sad news one morning… Continue reading Farewell, Amigo

Dharma Teachings, Living from the Heart, Metta, The New Story, wisdom quotes

Cultivating Beginner’s Heart

may my heart always be open to little birds who are the secrets of living whatever they sing is better than to know and if men should not hear them men are old may my mind stroll about hungry and fearless and thirsty and supple and even if it’s sunday may i be wrong for… Continue reading Cultivating Beginner’s Heart

Metta

Practice Loving Kindness with Metta Aspirations

Silently repeat any or all of the following (or your own aspirations) in your mind. May I be safe. May I feel secure and grounded. May I feel a sense of belonging to the Earth. May I know who I am. May I be happy. May I be joyful. May I be content. May I… Continue reading Practice Loving Kindness with Metta Aspirations

Metta, Mindfulness

May You Practice Metta

“Whatever living beings there may be; Whether they are weak or strong, omitting none, The great or the mighty, medium, short or small, The seen and the unseen, Those living near and far away, Those born and to-be-born, May all beings be at ease!” ~ The Metta Sutra Metta means loving-kindness. It’s also a simple… Continue reading May You Practice Metta