Friday, August 26, 2016

attraction and repulsion

attraction and repulsion  [i]
by a. traction & r. e. pulsion

attraction and repulsion
a Really, funny game
why can’t we just admit that they are One (One in the Same)?
·         science often thinks of ‘attraction’ and ‘repulsion’ as opposites.
·         …but what if, like the reality of ‘sunrise and sunset’ …of Light and darkness …what if attraction and repulsion are illusions – when viewed from a Higher perspective?
    what if inspiration and expiration were, in fact, ‘re-Spiration’?
   what if the death of a plant (in winter) was the same plant (coming to life) in the spring?  would it not be the Same plant?

·         what if the idea of ‘us’ vs. ‘them’ was just a dance?
red sox vs. yankees

·         when we take away our attachment to one team or the other… when we detach from a ‘winner’ and a ‘loser’ …is it possible to simply in-Joy a good game?

·         on the flip side (so to speak) isn’t it the battle (the drama) that which makes the game even better?  in other words, if we didn’t care at all... why even watch?  why pay attention?

would it be beneficial to view life (at times) as a game?

·         maybe… just maybe …there is no-thing to ‘do’ but ‘Be.’  in other words, maybe the drama (and the ability to detach from the drama) …are both …perfectly dancing.

·         maybe the Uni-Verse is a Perfect Song already, and we (yes, U-s) …are just an expression of Perfect Perfection.

[i] martino, j. (8.26-2.16). attraction and repulsion. book 77: shift. © 2016 by

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

only seeds of Love

only seeds of Love
by s. e. edless

yes, the past is gone
(maybe not the pain)
Now we plant the seeds for all the days that do remain

when the storm arrives, with dark thunder from above
Now we plant the seeds, may we plant 
only seeds of Love

when we feel attached, do not react (no push & shove)
Now we co-create the future:
only seeds of Love

((whatever happens)), stop & breathe, plant: 
only seeds of Love

onalaska vipassana (and gratitude)

onalaska vipassana (and gratitude)  [1]
by g. r. atitude

gratitude for:
  • superb weather (perfect time of year). 
  • walking with deer. 
  • superb surroundings.
  • excellent food, and food schedule.
  • few distractions. 
  • perfect settings for doing exactly what we came here for (even though… before we came… we had no idea what we were coming here for).v
  • very, very accommodating staff. 
  • lots of flexibility (with meditation [location: e.g. ‘where’ you can meditate]). 
  • excellent technique.
  • excellent weather.
  • options: coffee, butter, milk, cheese… and they even made an attempt at cookies and brownies.
  • compassion, if one happened to get caught breaking a rule.
  • men and women… all intent on bettering themselves (and others). 

[1] martino, j. (8.06-1.16). onalaska vipassana (gratitude). book 77: shift. © 2016 by

mindless highway

out on mindless highway  [1]
by m. indless

out on mindless highway
pleased when pace is right
angered when there’s traffic (almost got into a fight)

not sure where i’m going (no direction, no control)

no time to stop for fuel on this silly, winding road

  • ...but it wouldn’t take much of an effort to pull over, to rest, to make a plan, to get the proper fuel, and then to pay attention.
  • additionally, it would probably be easier to pay attention if i slowed down, a little.
  • heck, my first observation is that it (already) seems less congested.
  • it’s interesting, how, when i’m not rushed, those on the road seem to drive better.
  • if i were to be totally honest with myself, this (mindful) path rewards me with more peace, ease, appreciation, gratitude, empathy, and compassion.  

[1] martino, j. (8.16-2.16). out on mindless highway. book 77: shift. © 2016 by