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January 28, 2023

I am a song waiting to be sung
A dance waiting for the drum
I am a melody on a hollow flute
A silent harmony at the feet of Truth

I’m a rolling stone on the highway of life
I’m a restless heart reaching for the light
I’m an arrow true flying to its mark
I’m shooting star falling through the dark

I’m an empty page waiting for some words to grace
I’m an ancient soul searching for a face
I’m a poet’s pen longing for a muse
I’m a fool for love with nothing left to lose

Running free on the road to nowhere
Running free
Running free on the road to nowhere
Running free

Stardust in my eyes
Music of the spheres
I was born to live and I live to die
I embrace the sky
Now everyday’s a good day

Track #3 from the album Daydreams.

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Full album can be purchased via the shop. Browse “Celebration”.

January 1, 2023

Kansan says:

I climb the road to Cold Mountain,
The road to Cold Mountain that never ends.
The valleys are long and strewn with stones;
The streams broad and banked with thick grass.
The moss is slippery though no rain has fallen.
Pines sigh, but it is not the wind
Who can break from the snares of the world,
And sit with me among the white clouds?

December 24, 2022

Lifetimes we have wandered far
Let’s not forget who we are
Child of Immortality
It’s our birthright to be free

Let us lift our voices high
Open up our mind and eyes
With our song embrace the sky
A New Man we can realize

Politicians play their games
Their wars our children die in vain
When does all the madness stop
We cannot seem to stop the clock

Businessmen their profits reap
While the planet hangs its head and weeps
Marching blindly to their fate
I pray to god it’s not too late

Mother Earth, it’s hard to bear
So much pain and suffering
Man it seems has lost his way
No hope for a better day

Brother take your sister’s hand
Together we must make a stand
Put aside our differences
Because love is all there is

Love is the answer
The song in every heart that beats
Love is the answer
The key to our humanity

Track #6 from the album Daydreams.
Free download:

Full album can be purchased via the shop. Browse “Celebration”.
Painting by Siddhena.

September 29, 2022

I answered a call from deep inside
A promise made in another life
I packed my bags not knowing why
And I crossed the mountains east to the other side

I traveled far and I traveled wide
Through the dark night with the stars my only light
I heard it said somewhere along my way
That the journey ends where it all begins

I search my soul for something more to say
No sign around of yesterday
Words like dry leaves fall away
Feel like I’ve lived my life in a single day

I die to the past and I have to laugh
Why the best things in life never seem to last
All we can do is help each other see
And the truth will set us free

Carry me, river of grace
From the mountains to the sea
Carry me, river of grace
Baptise me in love and devotion

World keeps turning and the towers are burning
The road goes on forever
The song I have inside me goes stronger
With each passing year

Enjoy a free download of the song, ‘River of Grace’ (track #4 from the album “Daydreams”).

The full album can be purchased via the shop (browse ‘Celebration’).

September 15, 2022

A Zen initiate was meditating for years. And whenever he would come to his master, whatsoever experience he would bring, the master would reject it saying, “This is all nonsense. You go back and meditate again.” 

One day the master came to the hut of the disciple. He was sitting in a perfect buddha posture. The master shook him and said, “What are you doing here? If we need stone buddhas here, we have many in the temple. Just by sitting like a stone buddha, you will not attain meditation. Just by stilling the body, your mind is not going to disappear because it is through the mind you are enforcing a certain discipline on the body. And anything done by the mind is only going to strengthen the mind. It will be nourishment for the mind.” 

A year passed and the master came again. He found the disciple sitting under a tree. He was almost in a kind of euphoria: enjoying the morning breeze, and the sun, with closed eyes, thinking that he is meditating. The master picked up a brick and started rubbing it on the stone in front of the disciple. It made such a disturbance! At some point, the disciple could stand it no longer. He opened his eyes and shouted, “What are you doing? Are you trying to drive me crazy?” 

The master said, “I am trying to make a mirror out of this brick. I think if I go on rubbing it enough it will become a mirror.” 

The disciple laughed. “I have always suspected you are a little mad. Now it is proved! A brick can never become a mirror. You can go on rubbing it on a stone for lives together, but the brick is going to remain a brick.” 

The master said, “This shows some intelligence. Then what are you doing? For years you have been trying to make meditation out of the mind. It is just like me trying to make a mirror out of this brick.” 

Suddenly the master threw the brick into a pond just by the side of the disciple. It made a great splash, and the very sound of it was enough to do the miracle. Something awakened in the disciple – a sleep was broken, a dream was shattered. He became alert. And for the first time, he tasted something of meditation. 

The master immediately said, “This is it.”

Enjoy a free download of the song, ‘Stone Buddhas’, from the album, “Daydreams”.

The full album can be purchased via the shop (browse ‘Celebration’).

June 3, 2022

Up in the blue sky
Can’t seem to find my mind today
Up in the blue sky
Nothing much to do or say

Up in the blue sky
A million miles from anywhere
Up in the blue sky
Not a worry in the world or care

I dreamed I was a butterfly
I woke up wondering who am I
Should I laugh or should I cry?
Or just fly away

Up in the blue sky
Nowhere else I’d rather be
Up in the blue sky
Clear as far as I can see

I search the mirror for a face
But the man I was has left no trace
I watch the clouds come and go
I don’t know anymore

Up in the blue sky
Endless love surrounding me
Up in the blue sky
No boundaries of you and me

Enjoy a free download of the song, ‘Blue Sky’, from the album, “Daydreams”. The full album can be purchased via the shop (browse ‘Celebration’).

March 18, 2022

These enlightened words of the recently-transitioned Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, resonate with me:

“The fact is that nothing is born, nothing dies…. It is impossible for anything to die, to become nothing. That is why meditation on death is so helpful. Meditation on death helps you to see that there is no death. There is no birth and death. There is only transformation. Nothing can be lost… The meditation on death is a very important meditation. When you meditate on death, you love life more; you cherish life more. And, we can learn many lessons. Mindfulness allows us to recognize, cherish, and treasure what is still available so that in the future we will not say, “While that person was still alive, I was not aware of his or her precious presence”. That is why it is so important to go home to the here and the now and recognize, and cherish, all the positive elements that are still available. With the practice of mindfulness, we can look deeply, and we can discover the nature of no birth and no death, and we can find out that nothing can die and nothing can be lost… “ *paraphrased from this wonderful short clip https://youtu.be/S4LhQNsrI5A.

February 1, 2022

I met a young “Milarepa” a few weeks ago. He reminded me a lot of myself at that age: handsome, full of life, enthusiastic, positive, bright, and with an eye for the girls. He asked me, “I am just starting out with Osho. Can you give me any advice?” I replied, “Meditate, meditate, meditate.”

January 1, 2022

Some inspiring words to light the way forward…

“Life is so rich and so unbelievably beautiful. If you can relax with it you have reached the path of unexcelled liberation, you have reached to the very ultimate beyond which nobody has ever gone. And it is so simple: all that you need is to learn the art of acceptance, suchness, and the faith will arise out of it. With the faith arising, all the doors of existence are opened to you, inviting to you. The religious people of the world have destroyed the real and the essential meaning of religion. Creating rituals, prayers, statues, churches, synagogues, they have misled the whole of humanity. Nothing of that is needed; it is all junk. All that is needed is a small flame of love toward all, without any conditions, without any expectations – and whatever life brings, to accept it with gratitude.” Osho, Ta Hui, The Great Zen Master #29

October 29, 2021
A time of long walks, retrospection, a deeper dive inside, step by step on the eternal quest to
know myself.