I am stardust

formed into a large number of
specific objects (veins, lymph nodes, etc)
which function together to allow human life
to express itself through the location where the
person named Prahas is currently positioned.


Buddha as community…

“It is possible that the next Buddha will not take the form of an individual. The next Buddha may take the form of a community, a community practicing understanding and loving kindness, a community practicing mindful living. And the practice can be carried out as a group, as a city, as a nation” ~ Thich Naht Hanh

A gentle, slow-moving river of consciousness…


In a beautiful session today being coached by my friend Kathi, I saw something new and wonderful.  There are many kinds of “stuck” or “heavy” energies, which can lead to a down.  Sometimes the energy is like coal dust or small black icicles:  with this type of down, exercise or a cathartic, active meditation technique can move the energy or dissolve it or shake it off.

But there is another kind of dark layer:  more like the vast sheets of rock in the Grand Canyon.  For these downs, a warm, calm, slow-moving river of presence feels more appropriate.  No amount of shaking is going to help — in fact, all your “doing” might actually make things worse.

No — when meeting that thick rock-like layer, resting next to it / on top of it is all I can do.  A gentle, slow-moving river of consciousness…  And like the Grand Canyon, after a long time, slowly slowly, without someone noticing it, the rock starts to dissolve, leaving more space for Love to flow.


Happy Birthday, Osho


“Sweet Sweet Osho
I love your love, I love your song
Happy Birthday to You!”

–The lyric to an Osho song…

“A sane person lives life joyously; he is not power-obsessed.
He may be interested in music, in singing, in dancing,
but he is not interested in dominating anybody.
He may be interested in becoming a master of himself,
but he is not interested in becoming a master of others.

“Politicians are insane people. History is enough proof.
And now computers are dominating. …

“We have to change the very foundation.
That’s what I mean by a new man.

“A new man means more conscious, more loving, more creative.
This whole process is possible through being more meditative.
Become more meditative, silent, still. Experience yourself deeply.
In that experience, a fragrance will be released through you.
And if many many people become meditators,
the earth can be full of a new perfume.”

–Osho, The Dhammapada: The Way of the Buddha, Vol 10, Ch 11