Category Archives: poetry

Wise words from Donna Farhi

“Over two decades of teaching I have witnessed again and again the power that Yoga has to shift seemingly intransigent negative patterns to awaken the body, mind and heart to other possibilities. No matter who we are or how long we have been entrenched in self-defeating behaviors, through daily Yoga practice we can become present [...]

Trust

“Beyond the energy of the possessed and conscious intellect one is capable of a new energy (as of an intellect doubled on itself) by abandonment to the nature of things… As a traveler who has lost his way throws his reins on his horse’s neck and trust to the instinct of the animal to find [...]

night sky gazing

the other night, i had a dream: i imagined that i wrapped you in a cloth made of the night’s sky. i took that same material, and tossed it lightly around my shoulders- like a hood, i covered my face. looking out, looking within. as if gazing into a mirror, through the vast open space of the entire universe, we could see one another [...]

…On the Road…

“And for just a moment I had reached the point of ecstasy that I always wanted to reach, which was the complete step across chronological time into timeless shadows, and wonderment in the bleakness of the mortal realm, and the sensation of death kicking its own heels, and myself hurrying to a plank where all [...]

what is god? it is the breath inside the breath.

“Are you looking for me? I am in the next seat. My shoulder is against yours. you will not find me in the stupas, not in Indian shrine rooms, nor in synagogues, nor in cathedrals: not in masses, nor kirtans, not in legs winding around your own neck, nor in eating nothing but vegetables. When you really look for me, you will see me instantly — you will [...]

Radiant Heart Mandala

It Felt Love How Did the rose Ever open its heart And give to this world All its Beauty? It felt the encouragement of light Against its Being, Otherwise, We all remain Too Frightened. –Hafiz