Early morning sheen of blue grey greens, luminous, still. You are sitting, broadening into the welcome of day. It has rained through the night. Wet and warm, your body softens and spreads in the slow chant of crickets. The unhurried single repetition of a waking thrush. The densifying tapestry of feathered voices and releasing muscles, … Continue reading Morning Puja
This short piece was originally written in July 1999. It may give you a fresh sense of possibility for breathing meditation. I look into the air and see right through it. I move my body and feel invisible pressures, waftings of liquid presence, pressing round with no gaps or spaces. Looking opens to knowing this … Continue reading A Cubic Metre of Air –a few breaths in the life of a mystic scientist –
I read the following two paragraphs during a recent weekend retreat in Auckland and it seemed to touch people deeply. One of the participants asked that it be put on Green Dharma Treasury, hence this posting. The writing was originally part of an extensive e-mail reply to some questions about using anger in compassionate ways. … Continue reading Deep Roots and Fearless Compassion
Praise for Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology written by David Abram, published by Pantheon Books, 2010 "Magic doesn't sweep you away; it gathers you up into the body of the present moment so thoroughly that all your explanations fall away: the ordinary, in all its plain and simple outrageousness, begins to shine – to become … Continue reading Praise for "Becoming Animal"
It's spring. Just beyond my window is a network of bare branches crowned with huge, luscious, magenta-rose magnolia blossoms. The bees have been with us for the last two summery days, gathering nectar from the cherries, wattles, native fushia, rhododendrons, camellias, azalias and others. The pines are in the throes of their annual orgy. A … Continue reading Welcome to Green Dharma Treasury
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