January 28th, 2009

muir woods stream

Good Morning!

The divine manifestation is ubiquitous, 
   Only our eyes are not open to it.
Awe is what moves us forward.
Live from your own center.
The divine lives within you.
The separateness apparent in the world is secondary.
Beyond the world of opposites is an unseen,
but experienced, unity and identity in us all.
Today the planet is the only proper “in group.”
Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world.
We cannot cure the world of sorrows,
but we can choose to live in joy.
You must return with the bliss and integrate it.
    The return is seeing the radiance is everywhere.
The world is a match for us.
We are a match for the world.
The spirit is the bouquet of nature.
Sanctify the place you are in.
Follow your bliss. . . .

~ Joseph Campbell ~
(Compiled from various writings of Joseph Campbell)


oregon, willamette, 1 proxy falls

Empty - Fill -

I sit with fullness this morning, reverencing this quote.   I am moving a bit out of my retreat mode, feeling the longer days, the shorter nights, the lift on winter stars.

Full moon, where will you be going from here? - Into a retreat. Why do you take a retreat after fullness? - To make myself an empty vessel in order to be filled again.

-- Hazrat Inayat Khan