Archive for September, 2012

This food is a gift of the whole universe, the earth, the sky and much mindful work.

May we eat in mindfulness so as to be worthy of it.

May we transform our unskillful states of mind and learn to eat in moderation.

May we take only foods that nourish us and prevent illness.

May we accept this food to realize the path of understanding and love.

My friend Andre Talbot writes, “The five eating contemplations now hang on my refrigerator door as a constant reminder to be grateful of the efforts and work that it took for this food to make it to my table. They remind me to chew my food slowly and mindfully (to allow for healthy digestion), to really enjoy the tastes and sensations, and to be fully awake and present in each moment of my life.”


Amor Fati

Posted: September 12, 2012 in Blog

Our fate is a glorious one, brothers and sisters. Life perpetually offers its abundance to our evolution in combination with the tenderness of our companions and the diversity of this natural world.

Is this fatalism? Is everything then left to destiny?
My experience cautions me, “No.”

We sculpt our own destiny by choosing how much effort we put forward each and every moment, in connecting with life where it expresses and unfolds itself. At times, we falter in our will to do what is necessary and the richness of our life dwindle. If you long to live a full and honest life, then rise up to meet life’s callings and respond with resolution!

Amor fati – choose your fate, love your fate 🙂

Poem by Rumi on Gift

Posted: September 2, 2012 in Poetry

You have no idea how hard I’ve looked
for a gift to bring You.
Nothing seemed right.
What’s the point of bringing gold to
the gold mine, or water to the ocean.
Everything I came up with was like
taking spices to the Orient.
It’s no good giving my heart and my
soul because you already have these.
So I’ve brought you a mirror.
Look at yourself and remember me.