Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Dancing With God

The alarm goes off at 6:15 AM in my house. This is followed by a gentle nudge from my wife. When she woke me this morning I was in the middle of a dream where I was rescuing some stranded motorists whose car was on top of a Ferris wheel. What's up with that???

Here's something from the Persian poet Hafiz.

"We should make all spiritual talk simple today. God is trying to sell you something, but you don't want to buy. This is what your suffering is! Your fantastic haggling, your manic screaming over the price"!

This reminds me of something else I listened to recently. I have a friend who does a lot of preaching and retreat work. In one of his talks he speaks of God being like a dance. In the spiritual life God invites us into the dance. We must allow ourselves to be pulled into the dance. Unlike many things in life you can't buy your way in. However, some still try to buy their way in. ...haggling and screaming over the price.... and thus they suffer.

Here are a few thought's from the Dalai Lama's book I am reading on "Compassion".

"A change of heart is a change of mind".

"Developing wisdom is a process of bringing our minds in accordance with the way things really are".

Yesterday I forgot to mention two comments that were on my granddaughter's report card from the day care center.

"Chloe is the most articulate child in her age group".

"Chloe sometimes chooses not to participate in group activities."

She sounds a little bit like her Grandpa.

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