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"Wisdom replaces ignorance in our minds when we realize that happiness does not lie in the accumulation of more and more pleasant feelings, the gratifying craving does not bring us a feeling of wholeness or completeness. It simply leads to more craving and more aversion. When we realize in our own experience that happiness comes not from reaching out but from letting go, not from seeking pleasurable experience, but from opening in the moment to what is true, this transformation of understanding then frees the energy of compassion with in us. Our minds are no longer bound up in pushing away pain or holding on to pleasure. Compassion becomes the natural response of an open heart."

~Joseph Goldstein, Seeking th Heart of Wisdom

Mexico City

We shall not cease from exploration

And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
Through the unknown, remembered gate
When the last of earth left to discover
Is that which was the beginning;
At the source of the longest river
The voice of the hidden waterfall
And the children in the apple-tree
Not known, because not looked for
But heard, half-heard, in the stillness
Between two waves of the sea.
Quick now, here, now, always--
A condition of complete simplicity
(Costing not less than everything)
And all shall be well and
All manner of thing shall be well
When the tongues of flame are in-folded
Into the crowned knot of fire
And the fire and the rose are one.

~T.S. Elliot

San Luis Portosi


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"Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter arises was oftentimes filled with your tears. And how else can it be? The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain."

~ excerpt from The Prophet, by Kahil Gibran

Ashes and Snow

"What matters is not what is written on the page, what matters is what is written in the heart. So burn the letters and lay their ashes on the snow at the river's edge. When spring comes and the snow melts and the river rises, return to the banks of the river and reread my letters with eyes closed. Let the words and the images wash over your body like waves. Reread the letters with your hand cupped over your ear, listen to the songs of eden page after page after page. Fly the birthpath. Fly. Fly. Fly."

~ excerpt from A Novel in Letters, from Letter 365, by Gregory Colbert

One of the many special treats I have experienced in Mexico was the Ashes and Snow exhibit by Gregory Colbert in Mexico City. What an amazing exhibit. He beautifully captures how when human beings are at peace, and in a state of tranquility...animals...some believed by us to be dangerous become peaceful themselves in the presence of such individuals. The images are some of the most inspiring I have ever viewed through his photography and film. Definitely worth checking out.

Real de Catorce, MX


"Esoterically movement is the most primal act of existence. Without this simple thing, there would be no universe, no us, no experience, nothing. Light is movement...God is movement. Also dance alone is the only creative act in which there is a perfect oneness of the creator and his creation. Unlike a painting, a poem, an invention or any other artistic impulse, when the dance is over there is no product, no thing to save and enjoy. As with life, we may enjoy. As with life, we may perceive the dance, never possess it. One cannot separate the dancer from dancing, just as one cannot separate God from the world or ourselves. Of special meaning is the place where Siva dances: in the 'chitsatha', the hall of consciousness. In other words it [the divine play of God] happens with in each of us."

~Dancing with Siva, xix

I highly recommend a visit to Real de Catorce when in Mexico. It's a beautiful, mystical place...

Beautiful Mexico


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