By Cindy Black / May 29, 2023 /

There was a day Before the day you were born I wandered in the aisles of the grocery store I stopped at red lights And drove through “good” green lights. I heard birds singing And saw flowers blooming I read the news Took a deep breath And looked to the otters for hope And to…

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Good Fortune

By Cindy Black / January 12, 2022 /

My Good Fortune Every day of my life The Sun has risen in the East And set in the West  

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A Well Within

By Cindy Black / January 24, 2021 /

Don’t mistake the created For the Creator The written For the Writer The spoken For the Speaker The offering For the Offerer The light For the Sun The breath For the Breather Myself For The Self The water For the Well The well For the Spring

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Don’t Wait – Participate

By Cindy Black / January 19, 2021 /

I’ve been waiting for years to “see how things will turn out”. Waiting for the time that I feel more peaceful, or happier, or when the time comes that I actually know all the way through me why I am here and what my life is about. It’s been a long wait. These days I…

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Go plant a tree

By Cindy Black / March 30, 2018 /

Trees of my life My father taught me how to plant trees. Dig a big hole Carry the tree from the roots Make sure there is plenty of soft soil around the roots Give it plenty of water When you plant the next tree, give it enough room to grow Keep watering it until it…

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Spirit in every session

By Cindy Black / July 13, 2017 /

Becoming consolable In order to get the help you seek from others, you must allow their help. Sometimes people arrive at the practitioner’s office hoping to be fixed. After explaining a long list of problems and how no one has been able to “figure it out” yet, they place themselves upon the massage table, wondering…

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By Cindy Black / June 15, 2017 /

Clear light of Yang The clear light of Yang is easily known in contrast to the manifested. The five senses discern the manifested. How is it that we know and trust our clear unmanifested potential? Tao Te Ching One The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao. The name that can be…

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The Tao Te Ching endures the test of time as leaves brushing the water

Tao Te Ching endures – Number 76

By Cindy Black / January 26, 2017 /

Wisdom from the Tao Te Ching endures. The Tao Te Ching is one of the fundamental texts of Taoism. Written thousands of years ago as 81 verses to contemplate, the Tao Te Ching endures the test of time and offers perspectives that guide me today. This morning, I “randomly” opened to number 76. Seventy Six A…

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A Beautiful Nap

By Cindy Black / November 24, 2016 /

Sleep when you are tired, and eat when you are hungry. That’s great advice. It’s simple, but not so easy to practice. I have been pushing myself lately – watching myself work too much but continuing to do it anyway. Finally, I took a little of my own advice and went for a walk in the woods.…

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What if I were a candle?

What if I were a candle?

By Cindy Black / November 17, 2016 /

What light would I share? If the content of my Mind and Heart was the content of a flame, and I share that flame with others; what am I sharing? What am I passing along? A glimpse into the content of my repetitive thoughts and reactions is sometimes shocking. Other times, it’s an inspiring place…

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