Different Truths

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There are lesser truths.

There are partial truths.

There are higher truths.

And there is a whole TRUTH.

The lesser truth is once you wake up it no longer matters how you act or behave.  It is not you who ‘acts,’ you are not the body or mind.

The partial truth is once you wake up and see the perfection of what is already here, there is absolutely nothing to do and no longer anyone here to do it.

The higher truth is once you wake up there is a much greater responsibility towards everything you do, think, say, or act.

The whole Truth is you are

Nothing and Everything,

and you cannot overlook one for the other.

~ Gregory Bondi

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From his book “Songs of Silence: Poems to Accompany You on The Journey Home Vol. 1″

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Click on the link for the YouTube video  to listen to Gregory reading some of the poems from the book.

 

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It Does Not Matter

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Whatever you choose to do it does not matter!

Whether you make a hundred sacred pilgimages to the temples in the east, or travel no further then where you were born. Bow down in prayer morning, noon, and night faithfully, or never touch the ground.  Or maybe you are more the type to be found legs hot entwined with a lover getting intoxicated on union.  Everyone creates their own meaning out of no meaning, and that does not matter.

There is life moving through life,

You are that life

That is all you need to KNOW.

 

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From his book “Songs of Silence: Poems to Accompany You on The Journey Home Vol. 1″

Click on the link for the YouTube video  to listen to Gregory reading some of the poems from the book.

This Moment

This Moment

Out of nothing came Everything.

 

Think about that!

Out of nothing came Everything.

 

Standing here in the kitchen now cooking is the miracle,

boiling water,

making tea.

The feel of the sun this morning.

The feel of the rain this evening.

 

If we were truly paying full attention to this moment,

there is enough direct contact with infinity right here to drive us

all mad with Bliss.

~ Gregory Bondi

 

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From his book “Songs of Silence: Poems to Accompany You on The Journey Home Vol. 1″

Click on the link for the YouTube video  to listen to Gregory reading some of the poems from the book.

Books can be purchased at Wellspring Holistic Center or at Amazon.com

Happy Birthday Gregory!  We love you.

 

Silence

“To enter The Great Work
we must first enter
Silence…”
~Gregory

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Silence

S     it quietly

I     n

L     ife, take the time to

E     nquire into I am

N     ot this  not that

C     essation of thought is the doorway into

E     ternity

~ Gregory Bondi

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From his book “Songs of Silence: Poems to Accompany You on The Journey Home Vol. 1″

Click on the link for the YouTube video  to listen to Gregory reading some of the poems from the book.

Books can be purchased at Wellspring Holistic Center or at Amazon.com

Turn Around

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All that is being asked

is to turn and face honestly and openly

what is directly in front of us.

 

This exact moment

is a unique opportunity to uncover what is here and always has

been here,

 

Awareness of the moment.

 

Nothing else,

Nothing more,

Nothing needed.

 

This unrepeatable second in time

offers the great possibility of discovering how Truth

can be lived fully,

 

Awareness as the moment.

 

Nothing else,

Nothing more,

Nothing needed.

 

~ Gregory Bondi

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From his book “Songs of Silence: Poems to Accompany You on The Journey Home Vol. 1″

Click on the link for the YouTube video  to listen to Gregory reading some of the poems from the book.

Books can be purchased at Wellspring Holistic Center or at Amazon.com

This Moment

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Out of nothing came Everything.

 

Think about that!

Out of nothing came Everything.

 

Standing here in this kitchen now cooking is the miracle,

boiling water,

making tea.

The feel of the sun this morning.

The feel of the rain this evening.

 

If we were truly paying full attention to this moment,

there is enough direct contact with infinity right here to drive us

all mad with Bliss.

~ Gregory Bondi

From his book “Songs of Silence: Poems to Accompany You on The Journey Home Vol. 1″

Click on the link for the YouTube video  to listen to Gregory reading some of the poems from the book.

Morning Inspiration

stillnessI like to get up early so that I can have time to be still, quiet, contemplative, and yes, so that I can make my lists!

I am a chronic list maker.

I admit to actually doing something “NOT” on my list and then going to my list to add it just so that I can cross it off.

There is some feeling of accomplishment and some sense of peace that comes over me when I go down my list and see all the things that I have done that day.

Here is the rub: lately I am also noticing the feeling of tightness and the sense of dis-ease that comes over me when I go down my list and see all the things that did not get done that day.

This has become a theme recently – the “not” getting done and the stress that I notice in my body.

With the computer age sitting heavy upon us, there is so much more to do. We have access to so many people or maybe better put, they have access to us.

I can’t keep up with everyone. I can’t read everyone’s blogs or Facebook posts or even respond to everyone’s emails or messages.

Well, I could but then I would not really be in my life – I would just be talking and writing about my life – and that is not living my life.

This is a problem that I am sure many of us are feeling and facing. What do you do?

I sure could use some help with this one.

Please share your wisdom as it helps all of us.

I always say to my students, ” make sure to ask your questions because if one of you is wondering, guaranteed others are as well.”

For me, I know it is a choice. I must choose me. This is the most difficult thing for me. I am a caregiver. I am a lover. I am a healer.

To care for myself. To love myself. To heal myself. This requires that I make space and time for the things that will keep me healthy and well on all levels.

I do different things on different days. Today, I am turning off the computer, reading a poem (this one from my brother, Gregory’s new book), and meditating for the next 20 minutes.

See you on the other side.

A snippet from the poem, Oneness

This morning I was a light socket again

Yesterday I was the clock on the wall

and the ticking of the time

Tomorrow who knows what I may become,

maybe a night bird

or a blade of grass