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The Sad Child of Maddening Dreams

The Sad Child of Maddening Dreams

Caineville Church

he ran

and hid awhile.

The Mad Child of Saddened Dreams

he fought

’til he went wild.

 

The Naive Child, moody dreams,

The trap to spring

is set.

The Serious Child, dangerous dreams,

The trap awaits

its guest.

 

Kodachrome Dream

Nostalgia lights

the path ahead,

as the way leads up and up,

From his burning bed

the child then flees

to Love’s deep comforting cup.

 

Mercy, Faith

reveal themselves

from beyond the blood-stained scene,

And Grace in Light

returns to the Child

Cathedral Valley

the Peace he had foreseen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zen Leadership

Zen Leadership: The Toughest Best Business Decision I Ever Made

by August Turak

http://www.forbes.com/sites/augustturak/2012/03/15/zen-leadership-the-toughest-best-business-decision-i-ever-made/

Richard Rose
Richard Rose

He cared deeply, lived carelessly, and couldn’t care less, and he died in the same obscurity into which he was born.Yet he remains the greatest leader and most remarkable man I have ever met. Everything that is best in me I owe largely to him.

 

For more information on Richard Rose go to : www.tatfoundation.org

Heart of the Canyon

Quotes on the Heart:

Heart of Little Wild Horse
Heart of Little Wild Horse

 

The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart. – Buddha

 

We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival. – Winston Churchill

 

He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help. – Abraham Lincoln

 

When people do not respect us we are sharply offended; yet in his private heart no man much respects himself. – Mark Twain

 

 

Go to your bosom: Knock there, and ask your heart what it doth know. – William Shakespeare

 

I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there’s purpose and worth to each and every life.  -Ronald Reagan

 

Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. – Steve Jobs

 

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. – Oscar Wilde

 

One ought to hold on to one’s heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too. – Friedrich Nietzsche

 

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.

Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking. – Khalil Gibran

Heart of Little Wild Horse
Heart of Little Wild Horse

Ache of the Heart

One way to spot the emergence of the false self, the sleep walker and its pattern, is by an ache in the heart, by that tender nerve that gets touched, a longing for escape or

Shipwrecked
Shipwrecked

relief.  This nerve is tender and sensitive from our believing in the world of the false self.  Think of a valid action or event you like, that’s natural and healthy, and the negative guilt reaction it may induce, such as a quiet walk in the park. There’s no material or emotional profit from it, it doesn’t put bread on the table, or pump up someone else’s idea of us, but it helps clear our mind and gives us time alone to think. If during our little walk we find our thoughts drifting to duties, to should’s and could’s, to having to make excuses why we aren’t being productive or perfect(why do we need quiet time, to meditate, what’s wrong with us?), we can shift our attention from the inner world of our negative imaginings, and instead focus on what’s going on in the moment. We then leave the false world of manufactured worry and come back to ourselves. We leave the false world, we wake up.  The ache is because of our attachment to the world of our worry and imaginings: it’s the knot.  Our heart does not ache because things aren’t the way they should be, it aches because we have become attached to our false idea of things, of how we are told we should be. People poke at our life, we get defensive and feel that ache. It’s a sure sign we’re buying into their take, into their false world, it’s hurting our heart because we’re connected to their projections, we believe it, therefore we have to react to it as if it’s real. If we could keep ourselves in our own heart, in ourselves in the moment, then we wouldn’t react to them. When we react, we believe them, for we’ve lost our reason and fallen asleep.  This causes the pain, because we come out of ourselves and allowed the world of imagining and projecting, the land of sleep, to touch us through our believe in it; the knot of the heart.