Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Prayers of the Horny

Recently I spent a week at my favorite monastery which I've been going to for the past 15 years.

During my time there I penned some new prayers for myself.  I've placed them on my blog. 

Even though these days I no longer really adhere to a particular label, certainly publicly anyway, I find it quietly amusing how I continue to find nourishment for my soul from the very tradition I hold in quiet contempt.

I also ponder if really what's going on is that I'm horny and should sign up for Grindr again.

I've come to be suspicious of highly spiritual people. I reckon there's sometimes something deeper going on that's perhaps not so spiritual, either good or not so good.

Life is full of the mysterious and truly tangible. The clear and the not so clear. The BOTH AND rather than the either or.

Go well :)

Sunday, August 28, 2016

A Closing Prayer of Blessing

May justice, mercy and peace prevail among all sentient beings and the whole of creation.
May we breathe, think and live lovingly with compassion, both within and without.
May the true self forever outshine the ego.
May the eternal source of peace, love and hope remain forever with us.
May Mary and all the Saints pray for us.
May the Holy Angels guard and protect us.
May the Spirit guide and direct us.
And, may Jesus, the Christ be ever present with us and remain interceding for us.

In the name of Jesus, who heals the sick, raises the dead and welcomes all to his table.

So it is, I let it be.
Amen, Amen, Amen!

MY TARRAWARRA INVOCATION 2016



We pause and are grateful.
For the eternal source of hope and peace.

May justice, mercy and peace prevail among all sentient beings and the whole of creation.
May we breathe, think and live lovingly with compassion, both within and without.
May the true self forever outshine the ego.
And may the eternal source of peace, love and hope remain forever with us.

So it is, I let it be.
Amen, Amen, Amen!

MY TARRAWARRA PRAYER 2016


Lord you are my dwelling place and hope.
From everlasting ages past into everlasting eternity ahead, you are my God,
the God who is for ages unending.

Come now Lord, save and help your people.
May justice, mercy and peace prevail among all your sentient beings and wonderful creation.
May we live lovingly with compassion, both within and without.
May the true self forever outshine the ego.

Praise to you eternal God of love and life;
our mother and father of all creation, Christ eternal Son and Holy spirit,
great and powerful life giving source; the God who is forever ages unending.

Glory be to you oh Lord.
So it is, I let it be.
Amen, Amen, Amen!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

It seems a little odd

It's strange how it is necessary to explicitly state what to me is simply an obvious social politeness.

Would the public offender actually take note of such a reasonable request in this sign? 

I guess it's no different to my own expectation that if you accidently miss and your piss hits something else other than the intended toilet bowl, like the floor, that one would grab some paper and clean up the mess.

Dirty dirty dirty!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Enlightenment: when the wave realizes that it's water

"Enlightenment for a wave is the moment the wave realizes that it is water"


Thich Nhat Hanh in "Living Buddha, Living Christ 20th Anniversary Ed". 2007. P. 138