3/15/14

Eyes Open

And the trick is to stay propped up for 50 or 60 or 70 or 80 or 90 years. Yes eyes open while the flies get stuck in the paper and the great paintings are stolen and the faithful wives run off with the unfaithful lovers, all to die in the morning, unclasped and cold and kissless. Charles Bukowski

‘NONE OF THIS WOULD HAPPEN IF PEOPLE COULD SEE IT’


12/31/13

Cheers to 2014 and THANK YOU.


Admit something: Everyone you see, you say to them, "Love me."

Of course you do not do this out loud, otherwise someone would call the cops.

Still though, think about this, this great pull in us to connect. Why not become the one who lives with a full moon in each eye that is always saying, with that sweet moon language, What every other eye in this world is dying to hear?

-Hafiz



11/1/13

Brave & Beautiful


To our neighbors:
What a beautiful fall! Everything shimmering and golden and all that incredible soft light. Water surrounding us.
Lou and I have spent a lot of time here in the past few years, and even though we’re city people this is our spiritual home.
Last week I promised Lou to get him out of the hospital and come home to Springs. And we made it!
Lou was a tai chi master and spent his last days here being happy and dazzled by the beauty and power and softness of nature. He died on Sunday morning looking at the trees and doing the famous 21 form of tai chi with just his musician hands moving through the air.
Lou was a prince and a fighter and I know his songs of the pain and beauty in the world will fill many people with the incredible joy he felt for life. Long live the beauty that comes down and through and onto all of us.
— Laurie Anderson
his loving wife and eternal friend

10/20/13

Daggers


Daggers- In honor of Manjushri, the Boddhisattva of Wisdom. Cuts through ignorance and duality, severs duality and unifies.  Acknowledging the interconnection of every-body and every-thing in motion. 'The We of Me'....made for Love, Adorned

10/8/13

9/13/13

Dagger


Zen teacher Taigen Daniel Leighton said,
"Manjushri is the bodhisattva of wisdom and insight, penetrating into the fundamental emptiness, universal sameness, and true nature of all things. Manjushri, whose name means 'noble, gentle one,' sees into the essence of each phenomenal event. This essential nature is that not a thing has any fixed existence separate in itself, independent from the whole world around it. The work of wisdom is to see through the illusory self-other dichotomy, our imagined estrangement from our world. Studying the self in this light, Manjushri's flashing awareness realizes the deeper, vast quality of self, liberated from all our commonly unquestioned, fabricated characteristics" 

9/7/13

The Four Reminders

Joyful to have
Such a human birth,
Difficult to find,
Free and well-favored.
But death is real,
Comes without warning.
This body
Will be a corpse.
Unalterable
Are the laws of karma;
Cause and effect
Cannot be escaped.
Samsara
Is an ocean of suffering,
Unendurable,
Unbearably intense.