Saturday, December 01, 2012


Circle of lights on side of barn.

Full moon over Ragged Mountain at 5:43am.

Candlelight, 11:33pm. For all suffering AIDS.

Is everything real-
ly within me?

Friday, November 30, 2012

Speak nothing clearly

The hour and the moment -- blessed.

Tonight piercing cold.

Long hours on the road.

Comes tomorrow, December.

Keating follows up Rumi:
Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation.           — Rumi 
Silence is God's first language; everything else is a poor translation. In order to hear that language, we must learn to be still and to rest in God.
— Thomas Keating
I've nothing to say.

Would that it be said eloquently! 

Thursday, November 29, 2012

A working formula

Shut up.
Go to bed.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Where have you been?


On My Way Home
I should never have learned words

how much better off I’d be
if I lived in a world 
where meanings didn’t matter,
the world with no words

If beautiful words take revenge against you
it’s none of my concern
If quiet meanings make you bleed
it also is none of my concern

The tears in your gentle eyes
the pain that drips from your silent tongue –
I’d simply gaze at them and walk away
if our world had no words

In your tears
is there meaning like the core of a fruit?
In a drop of your blood
is there a shimmering resonance of the evening glow
of this world’s sunset?

I should never have learned words
Simply because I know Japanese and bits of a foreign tongue
I stand still inside your tears 
I come back alone into your blood 

(Poem by Ryuichi Tamura)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Wabi Sabi

Sit still and touch the work of Truth/Being/God -- self moving through self -- I am yours

"With minds as dim as ponds," said Merton, "how long we wait."

All of philosophy is the waiting for self to appear as it is.

All knowledge is self-knowledge.

And not-knowing?

True not-knowing is complete immersion within the reality of self, work of God, emergent creativity threading opposites into one whole and vast seeing heart.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Start again

The circle of morning

Includes everything

Excluding no one

Sunday, November 25, 2012

What is this the end of?

Quadratos. Change, suffering, receiving joy, being of service. The underlying structure of the four gospels, says Alexander Shaia.

In John's gospel for Christ the King, the following:
‘Are you the king of the Jews?’ Pilate asked. Jesus replied, ‘Do you ask this of your own accord, or have others spoken to you about me?’ Pilate answered, ‘Am I a Jew? It is your own people and the chief priests who have handed you over to me: what have you done?’ Jesus replied, ‘Mine is not a kingdom of this world; if my kingdom were of this world, my men would have fought to prevent my being surrendered to the Jews. But my kingdom is not of this kind.’ ‘So you are a king then?’ said Pilate. ‘It is you who say it’ answered Jesus. ‘Yes, I am a king. I was born for this, I came into the world for this: to bear witness to the truth; and all who are on the side of truth listen to my voice.’ 
(--John 18:33-37)
What is this?

"I was born for this," says Jesus.

So are we all.

The truth.