Thursday, August 01, 2013

Barbarians and Blockheads - a meditation from my friend Lorin Roche

This is a great little piece of medicine by my friend Lorin Roche from LA Yoga Magazine 

"BARBARIANS AND BLOCKHEADS
It's always the same.
Barbarians and Blockheads,
Rival queens and rival kings,
The drama rolls on and on.
When people honor you,
You are supposed to be glad.

When they disrespect you,
You are supposed to sulk in indignation.
One minute you are cruising on a throne in the sky,
The next you are standing on some bleak patch of dirt.

I say, the Sun regards all with a steady eye.
The force sustaining Earth and Sky
Calls everyone to awaken from this trance.
The whole world revolves around an axis, and I am that.

When you are friends with the Friend to All Beings
Nothing is the same.
Rich beyond measure, abundant beyond counting.
You can move through this life laughing.
Opinions of others have no rulership over you."

Translated from the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra


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