A common space for harmonic peacemakers
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…Continue
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…
Added by David Sparenberg on December 22, 2011 at 6:17pm — No Comments
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?…Continue
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…Continue
Added by David Sparenberg on February 12, 2012 at 3:22am — No Comments
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…
Added by David Sparenberg on February 26, 2012 at 3:59pm — No Comments
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.
under human feet
a green voice of the Earth
and is singing.
the daylight’s kisses… Look
—it is beautiful!
4 March 2012
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by David Sparenberg on June 14, 2012 at 7:46pm — No Comments
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…Continue
who art in heaven
who wanders among us
holy and homeless
hallowed be your names
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:
I am sending a voice
an ancient voice.
I am standing here
in morning light.…Continue
*** 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
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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…