Quote of the Week 37 - Wind, Water, Stone
Wind, Water, Stone
BY OCTAVIO PAZ
Water hollows stone,
wind scatters water,
stone stops the wind.
Water, wind, stone.
Wind carves stone,
stone's a cup of water,
water escapes and is wind.
Stone, wind, water.
Wind sings in its whirling,
water murmurs going by,
unmoving stone keeps still.
Wind, water, stone.
Each is another and no other:
crossing and vanishing
through their empty names:
water, stone, wind.
Meditation (Click your selection, scroll down to view it)
- Audio Link: A Foundation for a Fruitful Meditation Practice: Science of Breath/Pranayama/Relaxation - Theory and Practice
- Meditation Basics - Expanded Version
- Meditation Basics - Condensed Version
- Mantra Meditation Basics
- Nada Meditation - Anahata/The Unstruck Sound
- Jewish Yoga Meditation
- Hebrew Mantras
- Hebrew Mantras, Part Two
- Hebrew Mantras, Part Three
- Hebrew Mantras - Adonai Hineni
- Healing Meditation: Ruach El Shaddai/Breath of Balance
- Meditating, Eating and Sleeping
- Shortcuts to Spiritual Development?
- Audio Link: Guided Meditation - I Am and Empty Shell, Therefore I Am Full; A Meditation on Emptiness and Dark Luminescence Based on the Opening Lines of Genesis
- Guided Meditation: The Stage
- Guided Meditation: I Am an Empty Shell, Therefore I Am Full; A Meditation on Emptiness and Dark Luminescence Based on the Opening Lines of Genesis
- Guided Meditation: The Rod, The Staff, and The Star
- Torah-Veda Meditation Class Site
- Interspiritual Contemplative Group
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
The focus of this blog is on the more contemplative, psychological and philosophical aspects to spiritual development, and not particularly on social causes or activism. That is not to say that spiritual pursuits are inconsistent with social activism, as inner spiritual development should work hand-in-hand with engaging in external activity. It is only that this blog chooses to narrow its focus on the more internal aspects to human development, and it leaves it up to each individual as to how to integrate their inner spiritual development into engagement in external activities. There is a multitude of worthwhile social and charitable activities and causes which one can support in a variety of avenues available and seeking our assistance, so much so that it can be confusing to sort through them all and decide what choices of support should be made. However, once in a while, when I am contacted by someone representing a social cause that appears to have particular merit to assist in spreading their word, I may choose to lend some assistance. I have been contacted by an organization called Survivor Corps and have reviewed their web sites. They have asked for me to help spread the word about their mission, and I have agreed to do so. I cannot vouch for them, as I know nothing more about them than what I have read on their sites. I will leave it for everyone to come to their own conclusions, and to please notify me if something amiss is discovered about this organization. In the meantime, in response to their request, I ask you to check out their web sites: http://banclusterbombs.smnr.us and http://survivorcoprs.org.