The Game Is Very Simple

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The game is very simple,

Love everyone and speak the truth.

It’s a game that is never ending, requiring an open heart and strong voice.

It’s a game that requires practice, patience, persistence and perseverance.

Its a game that takes courage to love and vulnerability to speak out.

It’s a game that means without courage there is no love, and without vulnerability no truth.

The game is that simple,

Walk a lesser path,

Seek a lesser reward,

And you will miss freedom itself.

#freedom #zen #yoga #yogi #love #heart #radiance #vulnerability #truth #courage #theway #patience #persistence #perseverance #practice

Mountain Top or Tower Block

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It’s amidst the storm you will discover who you are.

On the mountain top, in the woods and on the beech don’t be fooled.

Sail the seas, visit foreign shores, immerse yourself into anything and everything that evokes fear.

Become familiar with unease; make it your best friend, be comfortable with the uncomfortable.

And from the turmoil and turbulence, a stillness will eventually arise, a stillness that resonates from the depths of your being.

The stillness will be beyond any stillness you thought was stillness, the mountain, the woods and the beach seem chaotic amidst this newfound serenity.

Outside the storm rages and from within joy arises out of an endless stream of pure stillness.

#zen #yoga #meditation #mindfulness #oneness #yogi #yogateacher #love #lovelife #stillness #stress #zazen #rinzai #soto

The Vow of Love

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Let us commit to the field of love, not the form.

Let us acknowledge that form changes, ebbs and flows, as it must.

We are lovers, we are friends.

We are wedded, we are divorced.

We are together, we are not. We are together again.

We are partners, we are ex-partners. We live together, we do not.

We are attracted to each other, the attraction wanes then surges unexpectedly.

We are bright and active, rosy faced and full of hope.

We are bed-bound, we soil our underwear at night, and we need help to eat, yet we are full of hope.

We take unexpected paths, change in unexpected ways, dance our unique dances in the field.

We never stay still. We are alive.

Is there a love that survives all these changes, even celebrates them? A love that embraces, yet does not cling?

Is there a great field in which we can meet every day, in sickness and in health, for richer or for poorer?

Can we commit to the field itself, and not get attached to a specific form?

Can we shed all ideas of permanence, and meet in the here and now, speaking from the heart today, listening from presence today, telling our truth today, no matter where it takes us tomorrow?

Can we risk the loss of form in honour of the the field, till death do us part?

Is there a love so huge, so timeless, so present, so free from worldly conditions?

#zen #yoga #love #marriage #relationship #lovelife #yogi #friendship #oneness #life #death #health #lovers

Sit & Breath

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Just sit and breath,

Anywhere, anytime, anyplace,

Just sit and breath,

Do not fidget, do not move,

Just sit and breath,

Watch endless thoughts pass like cars on the highway,

Just sit and breath,

The world rushes by,

Just sit and breath,

And out of the stillness golden radiance surges from the heart.

#zen #yoga #leadership #embodied #buddhism #mindfulness #tao #consciousness #meditation #energy #radiance #vitality #flow #entrepreneur #business

Me & My Beloved Vanish

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My love awakens at the slightest glance of you,

Love leaps from my open heart, it catches me unaware,

My love flows freely riding the ocean storms,

Love emanates from my pulsating heart, transforming everything,

As I and my beloved vanish golden radiance is breaking free.

#love #selfless #oneness #zen #yoga #yogi #lovelife #lovelives #Buddha #yogateacher #heart #chakra #chakras

Love Cannot

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I cannot see my love,

I cannot hear my love,

I cannot smell my love

I can not touch my love

I can only feel my love for you,

My heart aches, my resonance so strong, it radiates my love past the moon and the stars to universes beyond.

#love #zen #yoga #lovelife #heart #chakra #yogi #yogateacher

Love Springs From Nowhere

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I cannot speak love, although my mouth will often try,

I cannot write love, although my pen flows with words,

I cannot think love although my mind wants in on the play,

I cannot face love, although I often look it in the eye,

Love springs from nowhere infecting my heart, saturating my body, and soaking into my bones.

How Deep Are My Roots?

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Down, down, down, deep into the earth and beyond, never stopping further than my imagination can take me. My dad, his dad, his dad, his dad, his dad, until I see no dads! And then further again, no dads, no dads, no dads, no dads, until nothing arises out of me.

I cling to my roots, I cling to my past, these very roots, hold me firm. I am good at this like my dad, I am bad at this like his dad, my hair is white like his dad, and and my eyes are blue like his dad. And so it goes, back and back until at last, I am the essence of NO dads, and nothing arises out of me.

It takes courage to cut my roots so deeply for freedom to arise. Free from the field of comfort and delusion where my dads of past love to lie. The sword cuts the axe chops the roots finally sever and into nothingness I disappear and no trace is left of me. And there it is the field beyond where the face of NO dads appear; nothing arises, no roots, no self, just free to roam in infinite possibility.

In Love With The Unknown

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Again and again, I find myself on this road,

halfway between the life I left behind and the life I have not yet claimed.

And for the moment, breathless, I forget the destination, forget where I am going

because my heart is ablaze, and the wind is in my hair, and the world cannot keep up with me.

I am too fast for this world, too alive to think about consquences.

I have risked everything to ride on this road, risked ridicule and rejection and my precious reputation, but I have chosen life over death,

freedom over approval, speed over stagnation.

I have fallen in love with the unknown again.

The destination will show itself, yes, a new life will rise, but first I must ride, guided only by some inner knowing, a little frightened but in awe of my own courage.

Connection

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There is no greater connection than our connection to the earth,

It has to be this way as gravity returns us time and time again.

The birds fly, masters of the air,

We stumble, masters of the mind,

Sink deep, let gravity pull us into the darkness of the deepest ocean,

Empty your lungs and with your last gasp release and let go,

Let go of everything, let go of everyone, let go of life as you know it.

And only then will you pass through the gate less gate to freedom and beyond.