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Sojourns in the Parallel World

By Denise Levertov We live our lives of human passions, cruelties, dreams, concepts, crimes and the exercise of virtue in and beside a world devoid of our preoccupations, free from apprehension—though affected, certainly, by our actions….

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The Wound of Love

By Maya Luna Today I gave up On healing my trauma I gave up On practicing the skills To become whole Today I gave up On evolving Into that ever elusive Better version of myself Today…

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AMA

 “At the still point of the turning world. Neither flesh nor fleshless; Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is, But neither arrest nor movement. And do not call it fixity,…

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Not Christian or Jew or Muslim, not Hindu…

Not Christian or Jew or Muslim, not Hindu, Buddhist, Sufi, or Zen. Not any religion or cultural system. I am not from the east or the west, not out of the ocean or up from the ground,…

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I No Longer I

from “Island” by Aldous Huxley Somewhere between seeing and speaking, somewhere Between our soiled and greasy currency of words And the first star, the great moths fluttering About the ghosts of flowers, Lies the clear place…

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A Madcap Baul

  That is why, brother, I became a madcap Baul. No master I obey, nor injunctions, canons or custom. Now no men-made distinctions have any hold on me, and I revel only in the gladness of…

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Poem by Fernando Pessoa

By Fernando Pessoa (writing under the heteronym Alberto Caeiro) The astonishing reality of things Is my discovery every day. Each thing is what it is. It’s hard to explain to someone How happy this makes me,…

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The Two Selves Within Us

By Rajeev Kurupati The 13th century Persian mystic, Rumi, expresses a distinction between the two selves within us in the poem “Two Kinds of Intelligence.” There are two kinds of intelligence: one acquired, as a child…

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