Rumi: Four Streams

I have been pondering, for months, Rumi's poem "Your First Eyes." He speaks of four streams that run inside the lover's soul-heart. I have been wondering what these spiritual currents might be. A lover has four streams inside,of water, wine, honey, and milk.Find those in yourself, and pay no attentionwhat so-and-so says about such and … Continue reading Rumi: Four Streams

Yom Kippur

One of the great blessings of my peripathetic life has been learning from intimate personal contact with people from a wide range of cultural, ethnic, linguistic, and religious backgrounds. People of Jewish faith observe Yom Kippur today - the Day of Atonement, a holiday of spiritual self-examination that emphasizes bestowal and forgiveness at the outset … Continue reading Yom Kippur

La flor del cafecillo

Si andás atento, cada caminata trae experiencias sorpresivas. En mi caminata por el Parque Nacional Carara a principios de julio pasé junto a los arbustos de cafecillo (Erythrochiton gymnanthus) que suelo observar al costado de los senderos. La placa informativa me recordó que es un arbusto de la familia Rutaceae (por tanto, primo de cítricos … Continue reading La flor del cafecillo

Rumi: Everyone Is Totally Forgiven

Amanece. Recibamos esta aurora con amor y gracia, sin juicio, culpa, ni lamento. Renazcamos y vivamos agradecidos, felices, con gozo. El Agape es incondicional; la Gracia, absoluta. Let us welcome this dawn with love and grace, without judgment, guilt, or lament. Let us awaken, be reborn, and live with gratitude, happiness, and joy. Agape is … Continue reading Rumi: Everyone Is Totally Forgiven