margonaut blog archive (2004-2014)

25Dec/120

the infinite today

instead of eschewing the past
(so much focus on "living in the Now")
ignoring it as illusion
or "over"

another option:
recognizing that past moments linger
both in the body
and in timelines
see that at some level
the past is still happening!

helpful hint:
go back to the pain points
& wrap them in a blanket of comforting love

make this a habit
and one day
in a moment of forgetting
you may find yourself embraced and lifted
by a brighter & wiser version
of your Self

"Hold Me" bench, Trinity Bellwoods Park, Toronto

(with respect to the spiritual teacher Brian Baruch)

14Dec/110

current focus

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24Oct/110

bellyaching

having some level of understanding
of
the importance
of
positive thinking
is useful
however (unpleasant)
chronic pain
flexes this muscle

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21Mar/114

“don’t just do something, sit there!”

when I need a break from the density
I take the streetcar to (almost) the end of the line
walk a bit
and sit

Toronto Skyline from Humber Bay

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7Jan/112

city phase

our urban structures
seem to be
a house of cards

a million scenarios can be imagined
where society tumbles

and though sometimes
I'd rather be hiding in the woods
with my "tribe"
I need some cash first
to set us up right
(somebody's got to do it)

plus
I have faith I'll be guided back
just in time

or....
just maybe
it turns out OK
even for the city dwellers
&
there's no need to worry
at all

exiting the ravine

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2Jan/110

transformed by a strong wind from the North


arriving like an unpredicted weather system
washing away so much silt
a Divine reminder of how to be pure hearted presence
(and a veritable chakra shake up)
behold!
as the calendar turns
I am New


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11Dec/100

unplugging for awhile

taking a break from the blog
(to go analog)

Taylor Creek Park Ravine Trail

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7Dec/102

musing on mountains

Once upon a time

I followed the fairies into the forest

forgot the physical

melted into meta

learned a new Way

integrating into a world of sensitive souls

then...

slam!

(time's up)

Now I walk here

again the urban elf

on a mission

emissary to the East

learning and earning

(and honestly, having a lot of fun)

yet preparing

for the abundant eventual homecoming

(just in time)

gateway to "Why Not?"

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18Sep/100

“grow where you’re planted”

Some shots of the exterior of the Art Gallery of Ontario...

AGO sign, Toronto

AGO sign, Toronto

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7Sep/101

poetry of the day

Some Rumi worth ruminating over...

Who makes these changes?
I shoot an arrow right.
It lands left.
I ride after a deer and find myself
chased by a hog.
I plot to get what I want
and end up in prison.
I dig pits to trap others
and fall in.

I should be suspicious
of what I want.

- Rumi Mathnawi
from The Essential Rumi, version by Coleman Barks

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