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WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION

Bad men made trouble. They brought a bomb to where a bomb never should be: they exploded the bomb. People died; many people. Whether or not they were innocent people may be a matter of viewpoint, perspective, valuation. Apparently those randomly killed were committing no crimes at the time when the bomb exploded—in the moment of their murders. (All those sudden ghosts, no doubt, in a storm of fatal fire were…

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Added by David Sparenberg on September 15, 2011 at 11:30pm — 6 Comments

THE FORETHOUGHT OF OTHERNESS

Sweet one please—do not try to teach me that to touch and hold hands is the same. I accept that all living creatures are expressions and extensions of one another. This even includes those elements the majority does not attribute life to. At other end of the life spectrum, extinction, genocide, ecocide, coalesce and the cul-de-sac stops at oblivion. A fierce clarity of heart and mind is needed to confront the degrees of… Continue

Added by David Sparenberg on October 8, 2011 at 4:53pm — 3 Comments

WATCHERS

Sharing, as if a prayer & prayer in protest, with the shocked and suffering people of Norway and all everywhere wounded by the assaults of unjustified violence:



WATCHERS



Men of… Continue

Added by David Sparenberg on July 24, 2011 at 5:56pm — 4 Comments

A Holiday offering to all friends everywhere...

THE YOUNG



Young men and dreamers, young women, bold and beautiful—be joyous in your frolic and meditations. Beside the smiling of your sunlit fields the shadow of death glowers. Do not fall into the blackhole of time. If you must shed your courage, drop clear beads of gold into the common…

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Added by David Sparenberg on December 22, 2011 at 6:17pm — No Comments

DAY PRAYER

Do we dare to live the life of freedom, responsibility, maturity and the dialogical affirmation of mutuality? Do we dare to be the change we desire? Will we come together in the late twilight to be the sacred activism and the shaping of God into prayer that is an embracing compassion and our deliverance from the addictions of greed and violence, ignorance, hatred and fear?…

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Added by David Sparenberg on February 2, 2012 at 7:52pm — 2 Comments

SHADOWING

Speak into your darkness.  Do not be afraid of the echo when it returns to you.  Are you sleepless because you have heard yourself weeping?  There is so much still to be learned by playing with the games of shadows.  Evolution is a mystery not soon to be mastered.  And the wand of time is not skillfully in our hands.

Sometimes those who ascend the stairs of knowing seem small and on their knees, and their lips are silent.  But how utterly disarming when a robin sings or leaf flutters…

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Added by David Sparenberg on February 12, 2012 at 3:22am — No Comments

BEFORE YOUR FACE

If you are dreamed of

then you are gold in the alchemy of dreams

If you are imagined

then you are the sculpting of imagination

If you are touched

then heaven and earth are poetry

following the curvature of your motion

If you are loved

love is fulfilled in your body and soul:

the swollen cherry and the blood orange

in the bough

the light of night’s

infinite wheeling stars

When I listen to the quiet

embracing the peace of wild…

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Added by David Sparenberg on February 26, 2012 at 3:59pm — No Comments

EARTH DAY

Look all around—

it is beautiful!

 

Even heavy cloud

on the east

bears a promise of rain.

Many white birds

float on calm sea waters.

Blackbirds of trees

delight in the sky.

Here

under human feet

a green voice of the Earth

ascends

and is singing.

Lovely

 

the daylight’s kisses… Look

—it is beautiful!

 

David Sparenberg

4 March 2012

 

Added by David Sparenberg on April 7, 2012 at 3:18pm — 2 Comments

STORM WALKER

Flash forth in diverse forms!

Be as expressive as thunder and lightning Know too when to be silent and invisible for this too is of the mystery But do not fear yourself aligned and attuned in the rough and rapture of at-onement with the power and mystery of creation…

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Added by David Sparenberg on April 23, 2012 at 2:50am — 2 Comments

BUT STILL...

To all of the good mothers, wives & lovers everywhere: a Blessed Mother’s Day.

Of all the women of this world, you are the one who must be; through you the mystery and beauty of woman continues.

Of all the mothers of this world, you…

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Added by David Sparenberg on May 13, 2012 at 2:10pm — 4 Comments

THANKSGIVING WORD SOUND

Whenever I come upon a pure talking stone, a bird’s feather, a shell from the surging sea, I take it up, I lift it up, I say the word-sound Hey-ya-tah-ho.

 

I do not know if this is a word from one of the many languages of the Earth. Surely that is possible, but I do not know. Arising from my soul, honoring relationships, in my…

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Added by David Sparenberg on June 14, 2012 at 7:46pm — No Comments

ONE ON THE EDGE OF SHADOW

Hey, turn around! If you want to know who I am, look and listen.

 

I no longer want to hear only what everyone is hearing. I no longer want to see what everyone else only sees. I wan to hear the primal voices, the ancient whispers, the songs and silences, ignored but waiting—sustained by heartdrums in choral…

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Added by David Sparenberg on June 7, 2012 at 4:09pm — 3 Comments

PRAYER OF HUMILITY

Our father

who art in heaven

 

our mother

who wanders among us

holy and homeless

hallowed be your names

(vessels

of essence, seedbeds

of archetypes and angels).

 

May your dream of us

be fulfilled in the

earth-sphere as it is

in the creative imagination

and revealed to us

here within the miraculous

work of this living earth:

a prophetic…

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Added by David Sparenberg on September 4, 2012 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

SENDING A VOICE

I am sending a voice

an ancient voice.

I am standing here

in morning light.…

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Added by David Sparenberg on November 9, 2012 at 5:26pm — 5 Comments

*** Dear Bees ***

*** Dear Bees ***

I love you

you bring the sweet golden gooey gift of honey

from the many kinds of flowers you visit

bringing different flavors and colors to the hive

you are magnificent little beings

each with a special job to do in your colony

it is the honorable humans

the good beekeepers

that know of your ways

your queen , workers , drones

all with specialty jobs

that form the big living community , organism

the…

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Added by janice wilson on July 17, 2019 at 1:45pm — 2 Comments

SHEFQET AVDUSH EMINI MY PERFORMANCE

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Added by Shefqet Avdush Emini on January 15, 2019 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

I am just a human being like you brothers and sisters

H.H. The Dalai Lama

Photo by Ruven Afanador for TIME MAGAZINE, March 2019

“I am just a human being like you brothers and sisters."

~ His Holiness The Dalai Lama ~

“You have problems and so do I. You find yourself having to deal with emotions like…

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Added by Eva Libre on March 9, 2019 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Happy Birthday to a great soul

Happy Birthday Grandpa. I hope someday your philosophy of nonviolence will be understood and accepted by the world and save it from devastation. Although it is so obvious people seem to ignore the fact the the culture…

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Added by Eva Libre on October 2, 2018 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

On The Universal Force of Love

A letter from Albert Einstein to his daughter:

Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) is perhaps best known for being a theoretical physicist and for receiving the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to Theoretical Physics". A lesser known fact about arguably one of the most intelligent men of modern times is that he was also a prolific sender of personal notes and letters upon his own personalised letterhead.

In the late 1980s, Einstein's…

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Added by Rosmarie Heusser on May 1, 2018 at 8:54pm — 1 Comment

Quote of the moment:

"PEACE
NOT WAR
GENEROSITY
NOT GREED
EMPATHY
NOT HATE
CREATIVITY
NOT DESTRUCTION
EVERYBODY
NOT JUST US"

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