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LIVING IN THE FLOW

June 2 WHERE THE MIND IS WITHOUT FEAR

Rabindranath Tagore wrote, “Where the mind is without fear, the head is held high:  where words come out from the depth of truth, where tireless striving stretches its arms toward effortlessness, where the clear stream of life has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit.  Into the heaven of freedom, let us awaken.”

June 9 THE WORK OF BEING

Is it possible that with each inhalation we take in the world and also awaken our soul?  And with each exhalation do we free ourselves of the world which inevitably entangles us?  Is this how we fill up and empty a hundred times a day, seeking the gift of the two breaths?  Perhaps this is the work of being.

June 16 THE WORK OF BEING HUMAN

Could experience be for humans what erosion is for elements?  Is the purpose of experience, over a lifetime, to carry us to what matters and then wear us away till we become part of the sweet water the next generation drinks?  If this is so, then what is the work of being human?

June 23 THE WORK OF LOVE

William Blake said, “We are put here for a little space that we may learn how to bear the beam of love.”  What matters is if we can make it to the cliff of “Yes” and shout our secrets to the sky till Heaven is the song we choose to sing on Earth.  We are charged by love with the vibrancy of a larger Presence.

June 30 RESTING IN THE JOURNEY

When we stop chasing after the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow we begin to experience the aliveness of the journey.  The focus then shifts from the imagined future scene in the movie of our life to the present scene, here and now.  Every step reminds us how to live.  The walk is everything.