Pema Chodron…Troublemakers…Type Nine

TROUBLEMAKERS SHOW US WHERE WE’RE STUCK Those who give us a hard time, who are difficult to be around or who constantly blow our cover, are the very ones who show us where we we’re stuck. The great meditation master Atisha always traveled with his belligerent Bengali tea-boy because it kept him honest. Without his

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Donovan…Universal Soldier…Type Four

Donovan – “Universal Soldier” He’s five foot-two, and he’s six feet-four,He fights with missiles and with spears.He’s all of thirty-one, and he’s only seventeen,He’s been a soldier for a thousand years. He’s a Catholic, a Hindu, an atheist, a Jain,A Buddhist and a Baptist and a Jew.And he knows he shouldn’t kill,And he knows he

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In Blackwater Woods by Mary Oliver–Type One

“In Blackwater Woods” by Mary Oliver Look, the treesare turningtheir own bodiesinto pillars of light,are giving off the richfragrance of cinnamonand fulfillment, the long tapersof cattailsare bursting and floating away overthe blue shoulders of the ponds,and every pond,no matter what itsname is, is nameless now.Every yeareverythingI have ever learned in my lifetimeleads back to this:

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