Category Archives: Encountered on the way

My findings from here and there … and over there …

Resurrection

Mothers and daughters aka We all deserve better “Who is it about me that attracts this abusive behaviour … or is it only me who sees it that way?” As soon as we are in the same room the torture … Continue reading

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Coptic/Orthodox Christmas – January, 7th

At the Coptic and Orthodox Christian Churches Christmas Day isn’t celebrated on the 25th December but on 7th January (like in Ethiopia and by some Orthodox Christians in Russia and Serbia). The Coptic month leading to Christmas is called Kiahk. … Continue reading

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Lessons for ENG8 in God-ing :)

I am an ENG8w7. There is a little bit too much sin, condemnation and judgement in the text for me but the description is spot on. I also like the Bible examples. Steve Job was an ENG1 not an Eng8. … Continue reading

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Advent W3 – JOY (to the world)

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Blessings at Hannukah

Blessing for lighting the candles בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה’, אֱ-לֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, אֲשֶׁר קִדְּשָׁנוּ בְּמִצְוֹתָיו, וְצִוָּנוּ לְהַדְלִיק נֵר חֲנֻכָּה.‬ Transliteration: Barukh ata Adonai Eloheinu, melekh ha’olam, asher kid’shanu b’mitzvotav v’tzivanu l’hadlik ner shel Hanukkah. Translation: “Blessed are You, LORD our God, … Continue reading

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Hanukkah – The Jewish Festival of Lights

In 2018, Hanukkah is from the evening of Sunday, 2nd December until the evening of Monday, 10th December. We are soon approaching the end of the Festival of Lights in the Jewish tradition and I thought it is time to … Continue reading

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Coptic Christianity in a Nutshell

The Coptic Orthodox Church split away from the broader Christian community in 451 A.D. The Coptic Church diverged from other Christians during the 5th century in part due to differing beliefs about the nature of Christ. Coptic Christians believe that … Continue reading

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The story of the Two Christmases

Coptic Christmas is observed on what the Julian Calendar labels 25 December, a date that currently corresponds with 7 January on the more widely used Gregorian Calendar (which is also when Christmas is observed in Eastern Orthodox countries such as … Continue reading

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Baha’i Faith

“Wert thou to attain to but a dewdrop of the crystal waters of divine knowledge, thou wouldst readily realize that true life is not the life of the flesh but the life of the spirit…”— Bahá’u’lláh Baha’u’llah’s Revelation affirms that … Continue reading

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Acts 2

The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost 1 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where … Continue reading

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The Road to Freedom

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Pentecost & Passover

History + Traditions of Pentecost/Whit Sunday & Passover The word Pentecost is Greek and it means “50th day.” Fifty days after Easter Sunday, we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and their followers, and the beginning … Continue reading

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Via Dolorosa

The Stations of the Cross, also known as the Way of the Cross, or Via Dolorosa (Sorrowful Way), is a popular Lenten devotion. This time we are asked to call to mind the Passion of Christ, that is, the journey … Continue reading

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Lent 2018

Lent 2018 began on Wednesday,14 February and ends on Thursday, 29 March picture source

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St. Valentine, the true story

… He was a Roman Priest at a time when there was an emperor called Claudias who persecuted the church at that particular time,” Father O’Gara explains. ” He also had an edict that prohibited the marriage of young people. … Continue reading

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Love – Rumi

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Meditation for beginners

How I Started my Meditation Practice By Christine Kane

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Philippians 4:8

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. Source

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Blinded By Your Grace, Pt. 2

(Stormzy) I’m blinded by your grace I’m blinded by your grace, by your grace I’m blinded by your grace I’m blinded by your Lord, I’ve been broken Although I’m not worthy You fixed me, I’m blinded By your grace You … Continue reading

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Hafiz

“ Beloved, I am waiting for you to free me into your mind And infinite being. I am pleading in absolute helplessness To her, finally, your word of Grace: Fly! Fly into ME! Hafiz, Who can understand Your sublime nearness … Continue reading

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Jar of Hope

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Jung Quotes

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Dia de los Muertos

A beautiful celebration of remembering. The Day of the Dead reminds us to embrace the wonderful memories of our loved ones who are not with us any more but whom we can connect with in spirit, particularly, during this fun-filled … Continue reading

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Heartfelt Connection

The Heart’s Intuitive Intelligence: A path to personal, social and global coherence The Spiritual Heart — is in a way a little like a smart phone, invisibly connecting us to a large network of information. It is through an unseen … Continue reading

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Forgiveness

After a life-changing head injury, Kimberly Yates realized that the path to forgiveness was not what it seemed to be. In describing what she learned after stepping outside of her comfort zone, Kimberly teaches us to take a long, hard … Continue reading

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FRANCIS DUNNERY – WOUNDING AND HEALING OF MAN

I don’t know if I’m getting old I don’t know if I’m getting tired I don’t know if I want to go to work today ‘Cause I spent last night with my old friend He said its make or break … Continue reading

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A child’s world …

Worried that their son was too optimistic, the parents of a little boy took him to a psychiatrist. In an attempt to dampen the boy’s spirits, the psychiatrist showed him into a room piled high with nothing but horse manure. … Continue reading

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Man in the mirror <3

I’m gonna make a change, for once in my life It’s gonna feel real good, gonna make a difference Gonna make it right… As I turn up the collar on my favorite winter coat This wind is blowin’ my mind … Continue reading

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Love

“Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; … Continue reading

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Amazing Grace

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Harmony and unison

 

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LAF workbook exercises

Through meditation, journaling and LAF, you will begin to open to the Loving that is inside of you; the fears and judgments will slip away and you will begin to live, more and more, the Loving that you truly are. … Continue reading

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Mary did you know?

“Mary Did You Know” (originally by Mark Lowry (lyrics) and Buddy Greene (melody)) Mary, did you know that your Baby Boy would one day walk on water? Mary, did you know that your Baby Boy would save our sons and … Continue reading

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Experiencing God’s Loving

You’ve got to go in and find the Love of your own soul and merge into that Loving of your own soul. Then open and allow God’s Loving in so that you and God experience the union, the Loving once … Continue reading

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Note to self

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” ― C.G. Jung

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One Path

In the light of recent events in the world, I was delighted to read this passage by Beas, “It is simple logic that if the Lord is one and He is within every on of us and if we have … Continue reading

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The beauty of letting go

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For Fun!

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Awakening Is a Destructive Process by Greg Calise

Make no bones about it, awakening is not a walk in the park. It is a ride through hell. It is the tearing down of all of your cherished beliefs and everything you thought about yourself. There is no way … Continue reading

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Georges Bataille

“The truth is paradoxical to the extent of being exactly contrary to the usual perception.” – Georges Bataille

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Tolle

“As far as inner transformation is concerned, there is nothing you can do about it. You cannot transform yourself, and you certainly cannot transform your partner or anybody else. All you can do is create a space for transformation to … Continue reading

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da Vinci

“I awoke, only to find the rest of the world still sleeping.” – Leonardo daVinci

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You must die to live – an article

extracts Awakening is not a walk in the park. It is a ride through hell. It is the tearing down of all of your cherished beliefs and everything you thought about yourself. There is no way around this. We must … Continue reading

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Enlightenment

“Enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing through the facade of pretense. It’s the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be … Continue reading

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Common Sense

Joe Miller said that there are four qualities necessary for spiritual life. The first is common sense, the second is common sense, the third is sense of humor. When he was asked what is the fourth quality, he replied laughing, … Continue reading

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Remembering the teachings

Let Go, Let God …Look for the purple light, be open to the feelings of peace, trust that inner knowing…It’s time you start really honouring that, and honouring yourself…that’s how you really do let go, and then that gives God … Continue reading

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One decision

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Courage <3

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Plan of God vs Plan of man!

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The shadow side

“…Working on the shadow side takes such commitment and time. Often there seems to be so little change, just the uncovering of even deeper problems, deeper pain, more intense feelings of isolation, rejection, abandonment – whatever are the feelings hidden … Continue reading

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The meaning of Life

“The spiritual awakening is the most essential thing in man’s life, and it is the sole purpose of being.” Khalil Gibran “We came not into this life by exile, but we came as innocent creatures of God, to learn how … Continue reading

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B. Gilman: God’s alive and well

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You’ve got a friend!

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Messiah

“Right now I’m his apostle, but my dream is to someday be my own Messiah.” Source

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My wicked spirituality

Everything is perfect. When Louise said this, I realized that hearing that phrase is like hearing that everything happens for a reason. It’s a tough message to swallow when faced with tragedy or deep pain of any kind. But, by … Continue reading

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HEARTBREAK

is unpreventable; the natural outcome of caring for people and things over which we have no control, of holding in our affections those who inevitably move beyond our line of sight. Heartbreak begins the moment we are asked to let … Continue reading

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Khalil Gibran@Large

“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” ‘Life is naked’ “Why do you draw bodies always naked?” Haskell is said to have asked him. Gibran answered: “because … Continue reading

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Gethsemane

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Psalm 139

Psalm 139 New International Version (NIV) For the director of music. Of David. A psalm. 1 You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. 2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from … Continue reading

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TRUST

“Those who trust in the Lord will be like a tree planted by the water.” (Jer 17:8-NIV) 7″Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD And whose trust is the LORD. 8″For he will be like a tree planted by … Continue reading

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M. Robinson: Deeper

“As a person goes deeper inside themself…, they will meet egoic mind in it’s totality. Then, just before the person drops the whole of their identity and beliefs of separateness, boredom will present itself. It is the last argument of … Continue reading

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My Gratitude Protfolio

  “She beautifies my disillusioned brain. She’s like my fairy godmother. … ‘This is the best day of my life. I’m a genius. I love people and people love me. I never criticize, condemn, or complain. Everyone I meet today is … Continue reading

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Take me to church

Sergei Polunin, “Take Me to Church” by Hozier, Directed by David LaChapelle

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Brian Yeakey and ILM

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The Lion and the Lamb

Isaiah 11:6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. Isaiah 65:25 The wolf … Continue reading

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Birthday reminder from a dear friend

My dear!! Be happy as you are! Keep on searching, sharing, expanding, loving, inspiring… Stay young, free and centered to yourself and balance it with some roots (anywhere I want) to have yourself even more earthy, joyful and wise! I … Continue reading

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It just somehow feels right …

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Some thoughts on resisting Life

So, it is the rock bottom, I HOPE! It is all a hell of a confusion, I am completely out of control  and freaked out. Every moment when something crazy or rather unbearable happens, I scream inside; What’s more?? Please, … Continue reading

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That is where I am at …

 

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And So Will I Wonder…?

  I lived, but then in living I was feeble in life and always knew that they would bury me here in the end, that year piles upon year, clod on clod, stone on stone, that the body swells and … Continue reading

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Today is Epiphany

An epiphany (from the ancient Greek ἐπιφάνεια, epiphaneia, “manifestation, striking appearance”) is an experience of sudden and striking realization. Generally the term is used to describe breakthrough scientific, religious or philosophical discoveries, but it can apply in any situation in … Continue reading

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When?

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Karma

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Symbolisms of the Dragonfly (extracts)

Maturity and a Depth of character The dragonfly, in almost every part of the world symbolizes change and change in the perspective of self realization; and the kind of change that has its source in mental and emotional maturity and … Continue reading

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Reminder so to hang in there…

Epiphany (feeling), a sudden realization of great truth The word epiphany originally referred to insight through the divine. For the philosopher Emmanuel Lévinas, epiphany or a manifestation of the divine is seen in another’s face (see face-to-face) Despite its popular … Continue reading

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Reminder – Meditation

Though I don’t especially like Osho’s style, I like this bit: “Slowly slowly, meditation becomes your very life, your very heartbeat. That day is the most blessed day when you don’t have to meditate – you are meditation. Your very … Continue reading

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God Power

This world is being run, through us, by the God power. And we can conduct this power out here into the world through our loving service.  John-Roger

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In the Arms of the angel

Spend all your time waiting for that second chance For the break that will make it ok There’s always some reason to feel not good enough And it’s hard at the end of the day I need some distraction oh … Continue reading

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Yes or NO? That is the question

I am just soooooooooooo fed up. I can’t deal with it more. I don’t have more of what it takes to be disciplined. I had enough of it. I can’t … I can’t … I am angry and frustrated. I … Continue reading

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Providence

Providence “The Providence of God is His care over his works.” “His children are assured of His providential care in all their concerns. Its acts are threefold; preservation, co-operation, and government. He controls all things for the highest good of … Continue reading

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Spirit is…

Spirit is energy, the force that activates the human consciousness and gives it life. Spirit individualizes itself as Soul and so resides closely within each consciousness. Many people have said that a human being has a Soul, but it is … Continue reading

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Crying out in need …

Physically, we’re quite a well-fed nation. But we have hidden hungers that are not satisfied. You may figure the way to overcome the hidden hungers is to stuff yourself with food until you’re satiated and no longer cry out in … Continue reading

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In spirit

you stay young forever.

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Control

This morning I realized that I am so not done with control. Though I am not in control but I pretend I am. So pathetic! I am so so scared to let go! It feels like jumping off a cliff … Continue reading

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Becoming

I want to become and allow my world to adjust to it. So, who do I want to become?

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The Love we all search

This whole fuss with Love is so simple even though we build extreme amount of passion and drama about it. Many books, films and other pieces of art have been made over the centuries about either the longing for or … Continue reading

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Merging into you

It feels like a prolonged orgasm. When you penetrate me I am reunited with my own self. I am one with me and you. You own me. I am subdued. I am reunited in your oneness. I am merged into … Continue reading

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Unwanted

It seems what I can offer is less valuable than a pile of papers. In a world of fear and greed the one that offers the most gains the least. Upside down values that never alter. After all, it is … Continue reading

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Nobody wants me but You

Would you want me when everyone turns away in disgust? Would you hold me even if the one who is supposed to love me the most drops me out of his favour? Would you care for me when I am … Continue reading

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Awaken

You don’t have to understand something that is already within you; you just have to awaken to your experience of it. Then understanding appears. The sleeper goes for abundance by manifesting illusion out of greed and insecurity. The one who … Continue reading

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Obscured then liberated

Veiled in obscurity are the causes of this need to move ever upwards and forwards, by sweat of the brow, through sufferings and fears. When one stage has been accomplished, and many evil stones cleared from the road, some unseen … Continue reading

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Hard to change

Sometimes feelings are hard to change, and habits are difficult to change. But it doesn’t matter because once you’ve established that connection with the essence, then the rest of that is just peeling off the old things through the process … Continue reading

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Marianne Williamson – Prayer

Dear God, Please melt the walls that separate me from others, imprisoning me within myself. Please heal my wounded places and free my heart to love. Help me connect to others that I might isolate no more. I know, dear … Continue reading

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Real self

Persons who withhold their real selves from others and instead strive to manipulate them in one way or another do violence to their own integrity as well as that of their victim. (Sidney Jourard)

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Wherever

People say, “But I’m confused. I don’t understand.” I say, “That’s your concern.” For you must still keep breathing, even if you’re confused, and you must still eat, even if you don’t understand, for no one will do these things … Continue reading

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Kabir

Oh mind you carry on your back Your actions like a heavy sack. No wonder that your shoulders ache Another strain’s enough to break Your neck So drop this stupid load. This is the last stop on the road where … Continue reading

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Hafiz (The subject tonight is love)

Old Sweet Beggar This Path to God Made me such an old sweet beggar. I was starving until one night My love tricked God Himself To fall into my bowl. Now Hafiz is infinitely rich, But all I ever want … Continue reading

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Vermont’s 19 seasons

I think it is just really sweet … Early Spring This is the start of our seasons page, bud season – a time when winter snows have faded away and it seems like any day now there should be some … Continue reading

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