Sunday, April 24, 2016



You ask why I live
alone in the mountain forest,

and I smile and am silent
until even my soul grows quiet.

The peach trees blossom.
The water continues to flow.

I live in the other world,
one that lies beyond the human.
-- Li Po in The Poetry of Zen by Sam Hamill, J. P. Seaton

+ We have explored the spiritual practice of Detachment and we will explore the practice of Simplicity soon.  It is imperative that we find ways to let go of many of our ambitions and addictions so the “New Heaven and a New Earth” can be created.  When we practice Solitude, we find that we don’t need all the things we thought we did.  Together, we are creating the New Faith for the New Earth which is “God’s New Thing.”  God is creating the New Faith for the New Earth.  You are creating the New Faith for the New Earth.  I am creating the New Faith for the New Earth.  This is fascinating.  This is wonderful.  This is an amazing journey we are on.   This is bliss.  Let solitude be the path which allows you to realize this. 

Let your discoveries on this journey be known.  We need your insights and inspiration, your wisdom and wonder.  You are a unique expression of heaven.  When you share what you learn in solitude, you make the earth more heavenly.  We never really are anything but heavenly.  We are always in Heaven but we need that sacred space and sacred time to realize how wonderful it all is.

+ Spirituality & Practice offers many resources on the spiritual practice of Questing and a Twelves Gallery of Memes on Questing. The meme above comes from that gallery. Thank You S&P.

+ I would love it if you offered a guest post on this practice or any practice.  And, I have work to do on my Solitude Page.   Maybe you can help.  Send an email with the subject “Solitude” or “Guest Post” to

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