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His Day Is Done

Dr. Maya Angelou (85) has written a beautiful and moving poem in Memory of Nelson Mandela. She has allowed the US state department to circulate the poem in 15 languages, as a tribute to Mandela “on behalf of the American … Continue reading

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What Do You Love? Day Three

The third day of continuing a dialogue with Coach Helene Van Manen, using our respective blogs and a poem by Thich Nhat Hahn. We are breaking the poem into one line upon which to contemplate each day, and today I’m … Continue reading

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Waking Up

I have learned that as one progresses along the path as a seeker, they begin to spend more time in the present moment. It is in the stillness of the present moment that we begin to tune in to our … Continue reading

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Sweet Ache: Present Moment Poetry

When the sweet ache of being alive, lodged between who you are and who you will be, is awakened, befriend this moment. It will guide you. Its sweetness is what holds you. Its ache is what moves you on. ~Mark … Continue reading

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Refuge Prayer

As I sort through papers this morning, I run across the beautiful Refuge Prayer that was given to me long ago. This is a joyous reminder of one of my first Buddhist teachers –Thich Nhat Hanh ( pronunciation: Tik · … Continue reading

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Toward Liberation

The beautiful poem Sweet Darkness by David Whyte (from his House of Belonging) speaks eloquently of Buddhist meditation practice and the inner path toward liberation and true love. Photo Courtesy of Mark Baskett   Sweet Darkness When your eyes are … Continue reading

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Learn to Love Yourself from the Inside Out

Does the question “what’s wrong with me?” secretly shadow your life? Much of the focus of Femme Fire Productions is on helping women (and men) to become fully empowered and effective change-agents to make the world a better place. Our … Continue reading

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Live the Questions, Rainer Maria Rilke

In the great silence of these distances, I am touched by your beautiful anxiety about life, even more than I was in Paris, where everything echoes and fades away differently because of the excessive noise that makes Things tremble. Here, … Continue reading

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