Sunday, September 25, 2016


A Kingdom for a horse


Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again.
  

We would trade anything 
not to loose the sense that we are a person


It is too scary...
Because there is nothing to hold on to.
Nothing to define what we are.


If through Grace letting go happens
it does not follow that there is no more sense of identity.

But then there is identification with whatever appears.  

This and This and This as well, 
in fact Everything.

This is where the identification is.
Everything.

Not in a: 
'whenever you are sweet you are welcome to stay
kind of way.

No everything:
emotions
appearances
thoughts
sense perceptions
discernment
actions

An all inclusive of all that appears.

The hurricanes and the sunsets.


Everything is the substance of what we are.
Life.

The Kingdom is us and ours already  

No need for a horse.

Unless we enjoy the ride of course.




Wednesday, September 7, 2016


Do you notice?

Now
Right Now
Always the present moment
Not yesterday
Not tomorrow or later
But simply now
Always always now
Now on a chair, or a couch
reading these words
while we hear the slight buzz of our device
birds whistling
a dripping tap
thoughts about breakfast are passing
and the body aches still a bit from yesterdays exercise
This is where we are now until it changes into the next now
It is always Now you see.
But simply now.
Nothing special about the present moment.

Here 
Always right here
Not somewhere else
Some place else
But simply right here
In this location at this moment
Present moment awareness
Here is where the sensory perceptions are noticed.
The wind coming in through the windows 
touching the skin on the legs
The young rooster from the neighbours crying out
The wind rustling the leaves of the palmtrees
The fridge humming away
A mongoose mother and baby walking over the terrace
Simply here and now

Do you notice when the narrative of the mind 
with the stories about the person
and the past and the future subsides
life is whole and complete?
Already
Full and alive
Simply here and now
Present moment awareness
Do you notice? 

And do you notice that nothing is needed to
make this happen?
Simply noticing this?
That it is already the case?

 

Sunday, August 21, 2016


Knock knock


Hi Good morning,

Where are we?
Well here of course

And are we really here?

Fully, wholly, holy?
with all of our attention and presence? 

Or are there some pieces missing?
not yet included?

Hanging outside our conscious awareness? 

Buried themselves as a tension in the guts,
an ache in the back
or a numbness, a deadening in parts of our anatomy.

Whether physical or psychological.

Better not to feel?

Or shall we allow them in this time?

Do we hear them knocking on our doors?
An unease,
a sadness,
depression?



When at last we can include them into our existence, 
feel their pain of rejection and hear their stories
we might discover riches we did not know existed.

Curious?








Thursday, August 4, 2016