The Love Lobotomy

"In a society at war with man and nature, a religion of peace and love might be fantasized into creed, rituals & otherworlds while it's professed adherent continue to live [in a way that doesn't support it]. ~ Jim Corbett (Goatwalking) "Everything is Love" is a mantra that's begun to grate on my nerves.  It's... Continue Reading →

Lonely

The loneliness is immense, rounded, like a halo. Maybe it's holy, too.   I wonder if it spills from me like the milk from the moon. Lighting the way, maybe a companion of itself.   It's lighter than the Other responsibility but somehow bigger.   Not peace-less yet not a piece of anything puzzled or... Continue Reading →

Principles and Visitations from the Mother

I'm reading a book called Benediction by Kent Haruf. It's one of those that I'm forcing myself to finish for reasons I can't comprehend. It's annoying. Damn-near all dialogue and not a single quotation mark. There's a scene in which a preacher pisses off his congregation by suggesting that loving thine enemy and turning the... Continue Reading →

Compassion is Everywhere

      To take responsibility empowers you to do something about whatever it is that's hindering you. As long as we blame, as long as we avoid or deny, we are removed from the realm of possibility and power to do something about our lives. ~ John Daido Loori There is a prevading myth that is... Continue Reading →

Betrayal without Bitterness

'A man never rises so high — as when he knows not whither he is going.' ~ Oliver Cromwell And learning to trust over and over and over and over and... On July 23, I was invited to come live in Sonoma, California, at a retreat center.  I met the owner of the place during... Continue Reading →

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