Teresa, you are my Queen, and I am but your faithful servant. You are the center of my Universe, my one and only,and I Love and accept everything about you, with no rejection;serving you, and only you, for the rest of my life. As our Love for one another is reborn, May I realize how… Continue reading You are my Queen
Authentic. It’s where Truth and character meet. What does it mean to be authentic? It’s an important question to answer. So far, it means recognizing that Truth, and commitment, are one and the same. It means that my vows, are my core. Authenticity means I have the strength to stand alone, and to weather the… Continue reading Authentic
Meditation Insight: I’ve always been comparing situation with the perfect ‘ideal’, setting expectations that are out of range. For example, comparing my marriage to the ‘perfect’ partner, and being dissatisfied that things aren’t perfect. Of course, this is a lack of appreciation, and leads to suffering. After camping this week by myself, I realize the… Continue reading social baseline
A meditation insight: When someone chooses something for themselves, it is personal growth, a step along the path. When they feel obliged to do something, it’s not a choice, it’s obligation, and is internally resisted. Freedom of choice, to own one’s own destiny, is key to any spiritual growth. It is that growth which transforms… Continue reading Choice vs. Obligation
Art is not spoken, or read. It’s from beyond the mind, and exists without thought.Art is an experience, a verb, not a noun. (this is Art in it’s most inclusive sense, music, painting, movies, the abstract notion of Art) D.Wilbnaks
“Neither a thought nor an emotion, it is rather the steady conscious realization of reality’s transience. It is the ground for wisdom and freedom and the protector of compassion and love.” – Gil Fronsdal https://www.insightmeditationcenter.org/books-articles/equanimity/ https://www.mindfulnessbell.org/archive/2016/03/on-equanimity https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equanimity
PawPaw Wilbanks was a great man.Not because he made a lot of money (he didn’t)Not because he lived in a big house (he lived in a small mobile home) He was a great man because he Loved me. And he Loved MawMaw. That made PawPaw Wilbanks a great man.
“You are the sky… everything else is weather.” ― Pema Chödrön