Surprised In Seattle

Pike Street Market, Seattle Washington If you are familiar with the Waking Up work, you know about the action of connecting the eyes to the heart. This practice is based on the Indian experience of darshan, or “seeing the Master face to face,” in which a Master or Guru sits in front of the satsang […]

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On the Road in the Kingdom of Materialism

Babbie and I are on a road trip through the Northwest. So far, we have driven more than 2,500 miles. In addition to the beauty we have seen all around us, it is hard not to be impressed by the visible success of the worship of materialism.

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Rumi Rides Again

Like so many people, I am enamored with the 13th century Sufi mystic, Jelaluddin Rumi. Despite the fact that he lived in another age, Rumi is today’s most popular and celebrated poet. One of my favorite Rumi poems is called No Room For Form.
Written somewhere around 750 years ago, it perfectly describes the materialistic dilemma of our modern world.

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