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Zen of Blue Heron Zen of Blue Heron
by David Sparenberg
2013-06-24 10:43:40
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repentance is an impoverished old word—third  world and threadbare—in need of wealth and new understanding honoring is a way of life nearly forgotten after the Wounded Knee of genocide

i place a stone in my palm; turn my face into dawn light  i chant the rhythm of heartbeat out over rippling lake water welcoming the sage example of a lofty sequoia 

i confess

i hop into my car when i could more conscientiously walk   i eat more than is needed for health and simplicity  i guzzle down the brews and beverages of consumer chemistry and corrupt the purity of water  i shop when i could do yoga and pursue vanity when i could practice qi gong  choosing limitation over liberation i stare into the opiate of television when i could mediate and habitually i curse instead of pray

a stranger to integrity and balance i often ask “what will i do today – how will i change” but i defensively shut down feeling and avoid the humiliation of reflection and response

repentance is a hollowness inside; honoring a wound between my eyes

this is thing   this is The Thingness  this then is It: my breathing like rusty water dripping onto a tin pan; my dreams are afflicted  i am diseased with forgetfulness and the acupuncture of nails

one stone lay centered in one palm  my hand is a presence  i struggle to introduce my depths to the revolution of roundness   i turn my face into dawn  i ask forgiveness of lake water  of zen of a blue heron  of elder wisdom of a tall sequoia
rooted 

in the science of darkness

David Sparenberg

17 June 2013

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My new video project, CROSSING THE THRESHOLD TOGETHER, is now posted on Indiegogo.com.  An introductory video is included in the post. Please have a view and support this project which is based on writings from my OVI ebook LIFE IN THE AGE OF EXTINCTIONS

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From Thanos Kalamidas: Support activly David Sparenberg's cause and contribute NOW HERE to HELP David raise the money to continue his work! 


      
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Leah Sellers2013-06-26 06:31:03
Mr. David,
Sir, I am so very supportive of your Talent, Art and Work.
I will have to wait until two weeks, however, before I can drop a few dollars your way.
I Wish you the very Best regarding this endeavor, Dear Sir.


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