Friday, June 29, 2012

Just Stop Thinking

Freedom is always available... 
and every squirrel lives this way!

It sounds so easy... just stop thinking for a moment
and allow whatever is happening. Just rest!
Watch this video clip from Barfly.  The bartender 
gives great advice to Charles Bukowski (Mickey Rourke).
Wisdom is everywhere!

 To paraphrase Byron Katie, 
"If you put all your thoughts in a big wicker basket
 and look inside, what do you see?
You see a big basket of....

"All evolution is a process of making something
out of nothing."
-George Bernard Shaw

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Whenever we look at the sweet little faces
 of baby animals, our hearts just melt!  
What is it about innocence that is so attractive? 
  Perhaps it's the authenticity of an action 
without any contrivance that touches our heart!
  Watch this precious prairie dog. He 
beautifully exemplifies innocence!   


Mahatma Gandhi has said: 
"The greater our innocence, 
the greater our strength and the swifter 
our victory."

You probably remember the song, "Return to Innocence" by the group Enigma.  They borrowed this song from the Amis  tribe in Taiwan. The author is Difang, an elder that was named a national treasure of Taiwan.  He died in 2002 at 81 years of age. Difang and his wife Igay comprised the
 folk music duet that performed the original chant: 

In innocence you transcend the mind, 
and to transcend the mind is to
become the awakened one,
the enlightened one.


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Just Enjoy the Ride

When I came back to Austin from India in 2006, I went to the trail to go for a run.  I had run every day for the last 30 years and thought this day would be like every other. 

But it wasn't.

"It" didn't want to run.  Very much like Forrest Gump in New Mexico with the mesas behind him...  he turned to his followers and said, "I'm tired. I'm gonna go home now."

This song describes this experience perfectly: