Dharma Film Clip-The Birdcage

Here’s a clip from one of my favorite films- The Birdcage, starring Robin Williams and Nathan Lane.  I think of this scene now as a possible reminder of a dharma moment.  No need to get hysterical.  Enjoy.  ~TH~

That’s My Story

“That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.” You’ve heard that one before, right? I have said this many times, thinking how clever and cute it was.  It tacitly smacks of deception though.   Lying to yourself.

Now I have been prompted to turn that idea on it’s head, thanks to this blog article.  That’s my story and I’m not sticking to it.  Because it deceives my true nature.

In fact, now that I practice meditation, I have been turning many misguided ideas on their heads. In so many ways I have been living in an upside-down world.

I hope the article helps you deepen your own meditation practice.  ~TH~

Blue Leaves

Blue Leaves

Blue Leaves

I wrote this a couple years back on 4 pages of a steno book.  I was sitting outside, enjoying the beautiful day surrounding me- yet, I was thinking about all of the chaotic noise that surrounds us… all created by people.  People who have immersed themselves so deeply into a technological culture that they refuse to let things just “be”.  It’s a noisy place we live in to be sure, but it certainly doesn’t have to be that way all the time.  I hope you’re inspired to unplug, breathe, and enjoy the world around you- as is.  You’ll find it really is quite remarkable, even if it’s not all understood.

I’m not quite through editing this piece, but it’s “close enough for rock and roll” as we used to say.  Note that it was typed up using my Royal Mercury typewriter.  I have discovered that a good bit of my typing skill came back pretty quickly- I never would have thought my brain would retain those nifty muscle-memory memories, yanking them up all the way from high school.  Our brains are just so brainy… it’s marvelous.  Anyway- here’s the poem- enjoy.  Comments welcome.  ~TH~

blue leaves