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you might get dirty living on purpose

15 Aug

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in the deepest quiet of meditation comes a deafening rapture
it begins as a point of light
roots inward, expands outward
precipitates toward concept, resonates with intention
creates a flow, an inspired stream of thought

then the cool water of purpose trickles over your toes and begins to rise
it sloshes over your insteps, kisses your ankles, and swells toward your calves
you smile inside: fully alive, deliciously aware, and juicily receptive

then just about where it begins to tickle the backs of your knees
you brace yourself… you resist… Continue reading

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how play points to purpose

9 Mar

bucky's playground. photo credit: flickr user "Duchamp"[read time: 4 minutes]

years ago when i was in school to become a health counselor, a guest lecturer, Michio Kuchi (macrobiotics expert) stumped the entire audience (500+ individuals) that day when he asked: what do you think you are doing here in this life?  what is the purpose of life?  patiently, he let us guess for a while.  he chuckled, and in his own time, he let us in on his answer: we are here to play.

though i accepted his answer as correct (i mean he is a pretty wise old dude, you know), it wasn’t until earlier this week, Continue reading