Primitive religion is not believed, it is danced!

Arthur Darby Nock

Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
And only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.

Elizabeth Browning

Saturday, April 7, 2018

I am here, now

“Thanks to impermanence, everything is possible.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh, Going Home: Jesus and Buddha as Brothers

Sometimes I get overwhelmed
And when I get overwhelmed, I get irrational
And when I get irrational I disengaged from those around me

and disengaged from God

I get a little lost

And life becomes…

Ever been there?

Such times call for “damage control”

1.  Don’t judge
2. Minimize the Damage
3. Remember, this shall pass

Don’t judge
Don’t jump in with both feet
Into the “blame game”
Don’t wallow in the ooze and slime and old decay
Of self judgment

Life is giving you a beating?
Don’t help it by beating up on itself
A depleted self is not a resilient self
Don’t judge your feelings
Don’t get upset that you are angry, or sad,
Fearful or regretful

You are simply having, “a human experience”
Notice what you a feeling (that is important)
And then, let it go
Step away from your bully brain that so badly wants you
Trap you in negativity

and then STOP whatever it is you are doing
cease and desist
OK, so you made a mistake
Don’t’ make it worse by doubling down on the behavior
So you had a drink (when you said you wouldn’t)
Don’t throw up your hands in despair and have 5 more

So you snapped at your love
Don’t make it worse sinking into resentment and anger
And prolonging the fight

Minimize the harm….


This too shall pass
There is only the present, only this moment
This one
And it is soon gone
To be replaced by a new moment

Newness is ever upon us
Every moment dies
But then a new moment is born

Every moment is an opportunity to die to the past
To anger, to fear

And remember that after death

After every moment there is a chance to start again
We are constantly dying to self
And being born

Everything is possible.

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