Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Like a young Marilyn Monroe

I just thought of a girl I knew superficially 25 years ago. More like 27. She was extremely pretty. Like a young Marilyn Monroe.
She was not particularly smart or particularly pleasant. But even so, just her beauty still makes me feel a deep, intense longing even at the thought of it 27 years later.
This tells me 1) how deep our longing for Source is. And 2) how intense our fear must be, to redirect that longing to something so small and so temporary and superficial. (Not to mention imaginary).

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


"To let go of fear or trauma, we need to acknowledge just how it is. We need to feel it fully and accept that it is so. It is as it is. Letting go begins with letting be."
- Jack Kornfield

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Nehru and peace

Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people.
-- Jawaharlal Nehru

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Stomaching it

The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.
-- Flannery O'Connor

Indeed. And the odd thing is that a Wonderful truth is not necessarily easier to stomach than an Awful one.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Seeking, Revisited

Seeking, Revisited, excellent article by my friend Marianne.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Bill book site

Carol Howe has made a web site for her book about Bill Thetford, A Course In Miracles scribe. I like the book.