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Kahlil Gibran - Self-Knowledge

And a man said, Speak to us of Self-Knowledge.
And he answered saying:
Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights.
But your ears thirst for the sound of your heart's knowledge.
You would know in words that which you have always known in thought.
You would touch with your fingers the naked body of your dreams.

And it is well you should.
The hidden well-spring of your soul must needs rise and run murmuring to the sea;
And the treasure of your infinite depths would be revealed to your eyes.
But let there be no scales to weigh your unknown treasure;
And seek not the depths of your knowledge with staff or sounding line.
For self is a sea boundless and measureless.

Say not, "I have found the truth," but rather, "I have found a truth."
Say not, "I have found the path of the soul." Say rather, "I have met the soul walking upon my path."
For the soul walks upon all paths.
The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed.
The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals.

-- from The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran
Poetry Chaikhana | Kahlil Gibran - Self-Knowledge

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Wendell Berry - A Spiritual Journey

And the world cannot be discovered by a journey of miles,
no matter how long,
but only by a spiritual journey,
a journey of one inch,
very arduous and humbling and joyful,
by which we arrive at the ground at our feet,
and learn to be at home.

-- from The Collected Poems of Wendell Berry, 1957-1982, by Wendell Berry
Poetry Chaikhana | Wendell Berry - A Spiritual Journey
Trinity: Week 1

Summary: Sunday, February 26-Friday, March 3, 2017
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Richard Rohr's Meditation On Meditation


Summary: Sunday, February 19-Friday, February 24, 2017
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Poetry Chaikhana | Sacred Poetry from Around the World
When i arrived home from the hospiital I turned on my compiuter and went to the Poetry Chaikhana website.  There, waiting for me, were Mary Oliver's "Wild Geese." honking at me. re,omdomg me of "my place in the family of things."

My friends know of my attachment to this site.  I hope that any of my spiritually or mysticallly inclined friends will explore this treasure if they have not already done so.  Over 3000 poems by over 300 authors with new poems and authors added every few months.  Also books. music, and short bios of some of the authors.  I am hopeful that the selections will extend more deeply into the past and more extensively into the mystically informed world.  Already there are poems from the fifth century onward from Sufi, eclectic, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh. Taoist, Jewish, and various "aboriginal" traditions.

Read, enjoy, donate.

Hóhzó - My New Mantra

Hóhzó or hozro (pronounced "hose row"  -  An undecipherable Navajo word implying balance, harmony. beauty, and accecptance..  What is is as it is and that is okay with me.

Balance, Harmony, "walking in Beauty.  Amd...

Profound, Absolute Acceptance of what is.
Don't lay your white, male,  modern perceptions on me!!

Update Update --I'm Baaaack

Hospital let me go at noon today.  So glad to be out, and feeling better..  It has been an interesting 8 days topping off an interesting 8 weeks.  Plenty of opportunities to express gratitue, and perhaps as many more to practice acceptance of what i find unacceptable.  (I should learn to be grateful.for those also.  More later.

Love, peace, joy and loving kindness to all of you.

Thank you for your caring and expressions of same!!

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