I N H A L I N G / F A I R Y / D U S T

“Fairies have to be one thing or the other, because being so small they unfortunately have room for one feeling only at a time.”
― J.M. Barrie

C O N D I T I O N I N G

We must protect the skin of our babies, and in summer, the responsibility of tempering their exposure to heat becomes magnified. But as they get older, I find sunscreen a metaphor asking me to teach them not to be fearful of life’s rays that they not restrain themselves from swimming in the oceans of their rawness.
~ V

G U E S S E S

“What’s your best guess?” asked the instructor. She didn’t think it was a fair question because he wasn’t looking for the truth. He was looking for the pre-populated answer in their textbooks so she put her head down as the students near her raised their hands.

Y O U

I honored my heart today.

I N S T R U M E N T A T I O N

If the mind is always calm and still, dark and silent, not seeing anything, neither inside nor outside, free of all thoughts and mental images, this is the settled mind, which is not be conquered. If the mind gets excited at objects, falling all over itself, looking for beginnings and ends, this is the confused…