Mindful Musings: Apr 19

“Many Paths to the Top”

person in red top waling beside mountain

Picture hiking up a great and formidable mountain. Then take note of the numerous routes that can be traveled to its venerable peak. Some routes up are smooth and direct. Others, more jagged and circuitous. Still some paths to the top are exceedingly difficult and maybe even borderline daunting to the novice hiker. Yet, all routes end at the same majestic peak. Here’s the catch though: You don’t know that there exist alternative routes up until you arrive at the mountain top and see other hikers emerge from divergent trails. It is only then when you realize that all paths lead to the same breathtaking pinnacle of oneness. Our differing spiritual faiths are those paths and the mountain top is the God/Goddess that they all lead too. There is no correct way to IT. There is not only one savior. All faiths equally ascend to the same exalted peak of peace and stillness.

Mindful Musings: Apr 16

“Our Original Nature”

green trees near lake and mountain under white clouds during daytime

A seeker of truth traveled a very long way to a hermit meditating in a cave and asked:

“Excuse me venerated sir, but please answer me one question.”

 A twinkle of wisdom sparkled in the hermit’s eyes as he smiled at the stranger seated before him on the ground and said:

“You have journeyed all this way to ask what man’s original nature is? Is that correct?”

In awe of the hermit’s ability to read his mind, the seeker of truth nodded his head yes.

The hermit then spoke again:

“Tell me, young seeker, when you see your own reflection in a mountain creek is it distorted in anyway?’

The seeker of truth replied:

“I believe it is not, venerated sir. It is clear and resplendent. So much so, that it sometimes appears that I am staring into the mirror of eternity.”

The same twinkle of wisdom sparkled in the hermit’s eyes again as he simply said:

“Clear and resplendent. That is the original nature of man. Everything else that has been added is but an illusion of his natural state.”

Mindful Musings: Apr 14

“Wisdom of the Ages”

macro photography of dandelion

This experience in a body that we call life is a precious opportunity and a sacred endeavor. What a blessing and what a remarkable occurrence for our souls to incarnate in a physical form time and time again. For just like the passing of the seasons, your soul infinitely spins on the cosmic wheel of oneness. Yet, this wonder of being in form can not be fully explored until we come to terms with the haunting specter of death. For as sure as the morning sunrise, we will all die and the time and manner will not be of our choosing. So, armed with this wisdom of the ages there is only one true and revered way to live: as if each day could be your last.

Mindful Musings: Apr 13

“Form Transcended”

selective focus photography of green grass

The blunt blade of logic

Can not hide

The underlying reality

That lives in the space

Of each passing moment….

Nor can the alarming currents greed

Muddy the clear waters of meditation

True spirit cannot be extinguished

By those who remain steadfast

In their devotion…..

And true spirit cannot be corrupted

By the passing side show of separation

Great beings with love and compassion

Are here to guide us amidst the storm

Of Ego’s pride.