Rumi: The Closeness of Friends

Friend, our closeness is this: anywhere you put your foot, feel me in the firmness under you. --Rumi I have been blessed by friends as firm as the solid rock that supports the Crestones of Cerró Chirripo. I pray to be such a friend as well. (Photo: "Los Crestones, Parque Nacional Chirripo, Costa Rica" by … Continue reading Rumi: The Closeness of Friends

A Poet Speaks To Me About Love

As I sat still and silent with my beating, beating heart, the wisdom poet Mark Nepo spoke to comfort me today. In the December 3 meditation from his Book of Awakening, entitled "Hospitality," he wrote: "Often the purpose of love is for others to guide us, without expectation or interference, as far as they can … Continue reading A Poet Speaks To Me About Love

Nereida del Mar Arábigo

Caminábamos por el barrio de Malabar Hill, en el sur de la península en Mumbai, en busca de los Jardines Colgantes (Hanging Gardens). Pero nos desorientamos y en vez de subir la cuesta, en medio de los bosques conservados por la comunidad Parsi, hacia los jardines, descendimos por la calle Babulnath hasta la playa Girgaon … Continue reading Nereida del Mar Arábigo

Abrir los ojos ante el Taj Mahal

Al contemplar hoy el bellísimo palacio-mausoleo de mármol de la reina Taj, recordé estos versos de Octavio Paz en Ladera Este, el poemario que escribió sobre la India, donde fue Embajador de México por muchos años: "estoy enamorado de este mundo ando a tientas en mí mismo extraviado pido entereza pido desprendimiento abrir los ojos" … Continue reading Abrir los ojos ante el Taj Mahal

Care and Joy / Cuidar y gozar

The burning solar disk descended among aquamarine clouds on the horizon beyond the Nicoya Peninsula across the gulf. It painted an orange trail on the Pacific Ocean's light green waters. The mountains on the peninsula became violet under the late sunlight. We paused to enjoy the beauty of the moment. El disco incandescente del sol … Continue reading Care and Joy / Cuidar y gozar