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June 2010 Blog Posts (13)

MID LIFE CRISIS

Version 1.1 | 6.22.10
(C) 2010 Howard McQueen


Yes,
finally,
a knowing that
the time has come
to repack your bags.


You are finally tuning
into the callings of your Anam Cara [1]


You are receiving the invitation of your divine self to:


- Inventory everything you've been carrying along in this life and do the work of discarding…
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Added by Howard McQueen on June 21, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

LOVE'S BEWILDERMENT

From "Rumi, the Book of Love"
Translations and commentary by Coleman Barks

In complete Control, pretending control,
with dignified authority, we are charlatans.
Or maybe just a goat's-hair brush in a painter's hand.
We have no idea what we are.


Added by Howard McQueen on June 19, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

DARE WE BE DISTURBED

© 2010 Howard McQueen



Awareness in retreat,

into the mental un-realness,

seeking safe passage

outside of the here and now.



Our encounters with disturbances

where we experience confusion,

then distortion,

form the…

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Added by Howard McQueen on June 19, 2010 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

LOOK AGAIN, AND AGAIN INTO THE EYES OF LOVE

© 2010 Howard McQueen

Version 1.2 | June 20, 2010



I am the one who is loving you,

and you sometimes bring me your blame and anger.

I am the one opened and fully vulnerable to you,

and you sometimes feel trapped, controlled and persecuted.



I am the one…

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Added by Howard McQueen on June 18, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

THE WALKING WOUNDED

© 2010 Howard McQueen



So, you say you’re not a member of alcoholics anonymous,

that you’ve read and studied the ancient spiritual practices.

However, when the rubber meets the road,

you continually allow yourself to be hijacked,

snatched away from living and loving what is in the present.…



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Added by Howard McQueen on June 18, 2010 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

CONNECTION TO ABUNDANCE

(c) 2010 Howard McQueen


The impatience and irrational nature of anger,
the boiling over and loss of control,
the venting of discomfort into the outer world.
Safety and love, short circuited.


We till these weeds in our inner garden,
sometimes feeling like we border
on the encroaching kudzu forest.
The tendrils have spread,
obscuring their…
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Added by Howard McQueen on June 16, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

THE FLOW INTO AND OUT OF LOVE

(c) 2010 Howard McQueen


This present moment,
this integration point;
the coalescing of possibilities.
Limitless freedom to choose,
responsibly as well as unconsciously.


Consciousness flows,
Unbound and unfettered
from the yet to be imagined
into the realized and manifested.


Breathing in the multitude of sensations,
the mind wanders…
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Added by Howard McQueen on June 16, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

STOP – DROP – ROLL: THOSE FIRST FEW SECONDS!

© 2010 Howard McQueen



Stop – Drop – Roll!

The emergency procedure,

should you find yourself,

or someone else,

on fire.



Starve the flame,

lest it consume you.



When we become inflamed…

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Added by Howard McQueen on June 10, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

EXPOSURE TO THE MYSTERY

Version 1.2; June 9, 2010

© 2010 Howard McQueen



We are life,

living at the thresholds,

right in the seams of the mystery.



What we imagine, we experience.

What is real, we often skip over.



Held within the personal me

are the…

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Added by Howard McQueen on June 8, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Instead Of Blaming The Darkness You Bring In The Light

“There is only one perpetrator of evil on the planet: human unconsciousness. That realization is true forgiveness. With forgiveness, your victim identity dissolves, and your true power emerges ~ the power of Presence. Instead of blaming the darkness, you bring in the light.”

~ Eckhart Tolle

Added by Cullen Anderson on June 7, 2010 at 8:25am — 2 Comments

NO BETTER GIFT

A thousand half-loves
must be forsaken to take
one whole heart home.

-- Rumi "The Book of Love"; Coleman Barks

Added by Howard McQueen on June 4, 2010 at 10:11am — 1 Comment

STRUCK / ONE STROKE DOWN

In honor of Lightning

;-)


Lightning, your presence
from ground to sky.
No one knows what becomes of me,
when you take me so quickly.

Rumi "The Book of Love"; Coleman Barks

Added by Howard McQueen on June 4, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

SUPPORTING AUTHENTIC GROWTH: THE DO OVER

Version 2.3 | 2010.06.04
© 2010 Howard McQueen


Our spoken word,
our way of expressing
our in-the-moment,
inner states.


Our spoken word
our energetic signature,
our inner psychic portrait,
reflected outwards into the external world.


As we become increasingly aware of…
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Added by Howard McQueen on June 1, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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