Wise Poets – Perie Longo – While Watching a Video of the Dalai Lama

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Perie Longo For my husband Everything I see or hear is about him.This morning, the Dalai Lamasays there is so much sufferingin the world he can’t do much. With his monks he sifts colored sandinto an intricate design for peace,then sweeps it away. They collectthe remains in a small jar, sprinkle a littleon top of …

Wise Poets – Rainer Maria Rilke – Death

Rainer Maria Rilke

Rainer Maria Rilke (December 04, 1875 – December 29, 1926) Before us great Death standsOur fate held close within his quiet hands.When with proud joy we lift Life's red wineTo drink deep of the mystic shining cupAnd ecstasy through all our being leaps—Death bows his head and weeps.

The Writings Of Tao Writer – I Am Not Me Anymore, At Least I’m Not The Same Me I Was

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To be full of strength and vigor one moment and virtually helpless the next, in the pink and pride of health one moment and a cripple the next, with all one’s powers and faculties one moment and without them the next – such a change, such suddenness, is difficult to comprehend, and the mind casts …

For The Love Of Wisdom – Emily Levine – Life, Death And Dying

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Emily Levine (October 23, 1944 - February 3, 2019) I love being in sync with the cyclical rhythms of the universe. That’s what’s so extraordinary about life — it’s a cycle of generation, degeneration, regeneration. “I” am just a collection of particles that is arranged into this pattern, then will decompose and be available, all …

Wise Poets – Marge Piercy – The End Of Days

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Marge Piercy (March 31, 1936 -) Almost always with cats, the endcomes creeping over the two of you—she stops eating, his back legsno longer support him, she leansto your hand and purrs but cannotrise—sometimes a whimper of painalthough they are stoic. They seedeath clearly though hooded eyes.Then there is the long weepytrip to the vet, …

The Poetry Of Tao Writer – Life’s Greatest Gift

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What keeps me alive is found between the images, between the words, between thought, the emptiness of feeling, and in the emptiness of the body...there arises the fullness and significance of life… —Basarab Nicolescu Tao Writer  (April 17, 1948 -) Life’s Greatest Gift I have received so many gifts,appearing as presents from you.The still, shadowy, …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – If You Had Ten Minutes To Live…

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Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) If You Had Ten Minutes To Live... Who would you call?What would you say?Why aren't you doing it? Most participants in the one day seminar on “Death & Dying” presented by Stephen Levine and Elisabeth Kübler-Ross had instant answers to the first two question. Everyone would call a loved …