Monday, May 23, 2011

Nothing personal

"Virtually everything that happens has nothing to do with your conscious intent. Your food is digested, metabolized, and distributed throughout your body without your volition. Your heart beats, your breath swells, even your thoughts occur spontaneously, like dreams throughout the day, and then disappear without your interference. Your life is an assemblage of arising processes, and your awareness is more or less along for the ride."
David Deida

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


"Look for the mysterious in life. Wherever you look – in the white clouds, in the stars in the night, in the flowers, in a flowing river – wherever you look, look for the mystery. And whenever you find that a mystery is there, meditate on it. Meditation means: dissolve yourself before that mystery, annihilate yourself before that mystery, disperse yourself before that mystery. Be no more, and let the mystery be so total that you are absorbed in it. And suddenly a new door opens, a new perception is achieved."

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Mystery of Birth and Death and Birth and Death

Have we not had isolation enough? Recognizing our longing for closeness, our need for nearness, is not weakness but wisdom. --Marilyn Sewell

Celebration of Life for Bill Clifford
It has been an honor and a great pleasure to know you.

There was a boy, a very strange enchanted boy they say he wandered very far very far over land and sea a little shy and sad of eye but very wise was he And then one day he passed my way and while we spoke of many things fools and kings This he said to me The greatest thing you will ever learn is just to love and be loved in return
The greatest thing you will ever learn is just to love and love in return.

17 September Friday
2:00-4:00 pm
Reed's Bazaar and Tea House
Ft Edmonton Park

There will be a sign in the parking lot to direct to the side road. Parking is beside the building but it is on the second floor and there are only stairs to get there.

Charity donations can be to the Edmonton Humane Society - Mr Chumbbles.

Thank you.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The One you are looking for,

"Find ecstasy within yourself. It is not out there. It is in your innermost flowering. The one you are looking for is you. You are the traveler and you are the destination. In experiencing the ecstasy of your own being, you have achieved the final goal."

Sunday, August 22, 2010

jumpleapdotheuncomfortableaction in the non action

Volupte 20"x20" original acrylic on canvas $800.
"Your yearning is either genuinely deep or you are settling for something that can't truly fulfill you. As long as you are willing to settle--for a good but not a great man, for a career and nice vacations, for new furniture and fancy restaurants--you will never be willing to suffer the vulnerable depth that is required for your heart to reach open to be taken by love's divine presence." David Deida

What if this means... just taking the action of relaxing the bottom, the action of letting the shoulders and neck be in a receptive state? What if this means opening to the good, good, goodness all around all the time like there is nothing missing? Action like that.

Friday, July 23, 2010

The Seduction of Thought Too Many Thoughts per square inch (2.54cm)

Toomanythoughtpersquareinch(2.54cm) 20"x20" Original Acrylic on Canvas $800.00

"If you recognize that you are chronically absorbed in superficial doings, then have compassion for your woman and yourself. She has suffered untold days or years of your lack of depth and presence, as you have suffered them yourself. Lack of depth is suffering. The masculine error is to believe that this suffering can come to an end through activities and accomplishment. Your woman reminds you that depth--love--is now or never."

David Deida

Monday, June 14, 2010

Monsters in the mind is

MatchingtheSofaOpenAnxietywithConsensualReality 20"x20" Original Acrylic on Canvas

"Ecstasy is our very nature, not to be ecstatic is simply unnecessary. To be ecstatic is natural, spontaneous. It needs no effort to be ecstatic, it needs great effort to be miserable. That's why you look so tired, because misery is real hard work; to maintain it is really difficult, because you are doing something against the nature. You are going upstream – that's what misery is."