“A Teacher does not guide the Student to think exactly as they do, but rather, escorts them to the place where the Student may explore their own path of intent. A Teacher simply exemplifies kindness, compassion, patience, and understanding. It is the responsibility of the Student to pursue their own vision quest.”
Our good fortune is dependent upon the cooperation and contributions of others. Every aspect of our present well-being is due to hard work on the part of others. As we look around us at the buildings we live and work in, the roads we travel, the clothes we wear, or the food we eat, we have to acknowledge that all are provided by others. None of them would exist for us to enjoy and make use of were it not for the kindness of so many people unknown to us. Dayvid 6/1/18
Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis. Dayvid 6/9/18
Everyone must decide whether they will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
It always amazes me observing those who profess belief in the Divine as they throw away the teachings when self-interest takes over. The lessons learned appear to be in vain if they are not applied every moment of our journey. To regard your own selfishness as somehow justified or correct is to ignore your responsibility to the Divine.
Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires. Cognizant of our every action we live the lessons...Dayvid 6/5/18
You are not the you of yesterday. Nor should you think or be thought of as such. You are not the you of tomorrow. For tomorrow is for learning. You are now, live with righteous intent. - Dayvid 6/3/18
Haiku by Dayvid
A good day. I witnessed a number of milestones in different Friend’s lives, I spent time creating, I spent time in mindfulness and experienced an epic sunset. I am very grateful. Now it is time to return to the sacred circle. There I will listen to stories without end, the melody of the voices painting dreams with the colours of the wind. My Heart will be renewed and my Spirit will soar. Soon the street lights of the morning will come on and I will know it is time to return to the earthly abode. Rest with an open heart and an open mind. Sleep well, dream deep my Friends. Humble bow, Dayvid.
At the end of the day, I reflect on the sheer wonder of this journey. The more time I spend on this path the more I understand how little I know. I cannot even begin to comprehend the infinite majesty that lies before me. It reminds me of the innocence of my youth when I also knew nothing. As a toddler I did not care what I wore, whether I was dirty or clean, what came out of my mouth, what the next hour would bring, or really the time of the day. Mayhaps it is time to unlearn everything I have been taught and start from that age of innocence. Sleep well, dream deep my Friends. Humble bow, Dayvid
As I prepare to rejoin my dreamland quests I reflect on the unimaginable origins of what I perceive. We see ourselves as advanced yet in the future we will be hundreds of years old. I wonder if early life looked upon the stars with a heart yearning to understand the secrets. They had the similar emotions and were deep thinkers. All one has to do is reference the great Greek Philosophers. We are not so different in our quests. I will continue to live the questions eventually living into the answers. Simply remembering as I retire. Sleep well, dream deep my Friends. Humble bow, Dayvid.
Swathes of clouds adorn the sky and I prepare once again to return to my dreams. Reflecting on the inadequacy of our language to fully convey our thoughts and feelings I wander towards the evening. I cannot put into words my ‘knowing’. Somehow I know I am on the right path. Knowing that I am eternal and have Elders guiding my way is part of my very soul. Once you get a glimpse, no matter how it happens, you can never ‘not know’ it again. It might take the rest of your life to integrate such a knowing, but you can never ‘not know’ again. It is truly an amazing journey. Sleep well, dream deep my Friends. Humble bow Dayvid.
May you awaken to the mystery of being here and enter the quiet immensity of your own presence.
May you have joy and peace in the temple of your senses.
May you receive great encouragement when new frontiers beckon.
May you respond to the call of your gift and find the courage to follow its path.
May your outer dignity mirror an inner dignity of soul.
May you take time to celebrate the quiet miracles that seek no attention.
May you be consoled in the secret symmetry of your soul.
May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder.
Sleep well, dream deep my Friends. Humble bow Dayvid