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August 2011 Blog Posts (6)

MORE DAILY RUIZ

From The Daily Don Miguel Ruiz Inspirations

Our emotions are real; the voice of knowledge that makes us suffer is not. Our suffering is true, but the reason why we suffer may not be true at all.

Added by Howard McQueen on August 30, 2011 at 9:38am — No Comments

RECOGNIZING AND RECLAIMING HOME

This is a re-posting from this time last year.  Anahata had their 2nd Annual Summer Cultural Evolution Camp.  I attended this first year (last year) and wrote this to commemorate the impact on my life.

 

Writing from the Anahata community, Floyd, Virginia

At the conclusion of Summer Evolution Camp.

(c) 2010 Howard McQueen | Version 2.2 8/31/2010



There are places on this earth

fully ripened,

ready for your initiation into…

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Added by Howard McQueen on August 29, 2011 at 12:21pm — No Comments

THE WEB OF INTER-RELATED ALIVENESS

Version 2.0

(c) 2011 Howard McQueen

 

Before pulling up the covers of comfort,

 let us not settle for the suffocation and stagnation of sameness.

 

Life is change.

Change is the destroyer of hardened habits.

Change is the sandblaster aimed directly at the separated self.

 

Resist the messenger of change and become intimate with long-suffering.

 

Embrace change and the web of inter-related aliveness is…

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Added by Howard McQueen on August 6, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

WAITING TO BE RECLAIMED

(c) 2011 Howard McQueen

 

Within the inner chambers of the heart,

 patiently waiting to be reclaimed,

 is a vast cache of feelings.

The heart offers us its innate capacity to become fluent feeling our human-ness,

 to become intimate with all that is overwhelming

 in our experiencing the unfiltered, unguarded life.

 

To be fully present, 

 to be fully invested,

 to allow yourself to open to your feeling…

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Added by Howard McQueen on August 6, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

EARTH MOTHERS

Experienced in Dahlonega, GA 

(c) 2011 Howard McQueen

 

I see the wild, unbridled aliveness in your eyes.

I feel the passion for inviting others into the radiant warmth of your embrace.

 

At the summer concert in our town square,

 I watch as you hand out small vials containing a magic liquid and magic wand.

The children (as well as a few adults) open these vials,

 then breathe outwardly into their wand,

 releasing a…

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Added by Howard McQueen on August 6, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

THE CONTROLLING MIND

(C) 2011 Howard McQueen

 

Rather than "quiet the mind", see the mind as an instrument that manufactures wildly diverging possibilities, all in an attempt to create control.  We become wise when we realize that controlling sets into motion its own set of repercussions.

Added by Howard McQueen on August 5, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

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