margonaut blog archive (2004-2014)


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)


current focus




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

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“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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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)

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

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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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)
as the calendar turns
I am New

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unplugging for awhile

taking a break from the blog
(to go analog)

Taylor Creek Park Ravine Trail

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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



(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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“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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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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