Saturday, August 1, 2020
Friday, July 31, 2020
In due course, we shall come back to the point: Time cannot take us out of time, as space cannot take us out of space. All you get by waiting is more waiting. Absolute perfection is here and now, not in some future, near or far. The secret is in action-here and now. It is your behavior that binds you to yourself. Disregard whatever you think yourself to be and act as if you were absolutely perfect-- whatever your idea of perfection may be. All you need is courage.
My grace is telling you now: look within. All you need, you have. Use it. Behave as best you know, do what you think you should. Don't be afraid of mistakes; you can always correct them; only intentions matter. The shape things take is not within your power: the motives of your actions are.
~SRI NISARGADATTA MAHARAJ
(1897 – 1981)
photo: bruce behnke
Monday, July 27, 2020
After a weekend of hurricane preparation, "Douglas" decided to breeze by the Hawaiian Islands in pursuit of destruction elsewhere.
Peace returns to the Islands.
Doing everything within one's power to prepare
and then patiently waiting out the results
is, perhaps, a lesson for the remainder of the year.
Monday, July 20, 2020
Saturday, July 11, 2020
stands for all things,
even for those things that don’t flower,
for everything flowers, from within, of self-blessing;
though sometimes it is necessary
to reteach a thing its loveliness,
to put a hand on its brow
of the flower
and retell it in words and in touch
it is lovely
until it flowers again from within, of self-blessing;
~ Galway Kinnell
photo: bruce behnke 2020