cup and ocean

These forms we seem to be are cups floating in an ocean
of living consciousness.

They fill and sink without leaving an arc of bubbles or
any good-bye spray. What we 

are is that ocean, too near to see, though we swim in it 
And drink it in. Don’t

be a cup with a dry rim, or someone who rides all night
and never knows the horse
beneath his thighs, the surging that carries him along.

—The Soul of Rumi: A New Collection of Ecstatic Poems

Rumi poetry silence prayer

"Flow” is completely focused motivation. It is a single-minded immersion and represents perhaps the ultimate experience in harnessing the emotions in the service of performing and learning…The hallmark of flow is a feeling of spontaneous joy, even rapture, while performing a task."

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Say It All

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Artist: Great Good Fine Ok

Song: Say It All

Definitely the band of the future, all 4 songs they have are outstanding.

warm sounds for a rainy day

prayer without words

Detachment is the state we enter into in our meditation, a state wherein we are not possessed by our possessions, where we are not dominated by the desire to possess, to control—a state of mind, a way of being that is absolutely necessary if we are going to love. We do not try to remake the other in our own image or likeness. We allow the other to be. And allowing them to be, we know them as they are. And knowing them, we love them.

In meditating, we let go of our desire to control, to possess, to dominate. We seek to be who we are. Being who we are, we are open to the God who is.
Entering into this state requires of us great generosity, the generosity to let go of our plans, our hopes, our fears… Detached enough to see beyond ourselves, to see the God who is.
And seeing, to be in love.

— John Main, OSB

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