In my line of Service,

hec, in my personal life…

double hec; in the karmic/samskaric lives of all Beings;

there is tremendous suffering.

you don’t need to look far to find suffering. it’s already within. just try softening the tightness in our own hips, for instance…
“Be kind to everyone,” taught Buddha, “for everyone is having a difficult time.”

Here is a Practice from my own Teacher i engage to help elevate my efforts compassion for self and others who are suffering;

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Lap 2 was sooooo stinking brutal. Chronically sucking in massive amounts of spray water flung from spinning wheels while flinging soaked self after all these Two Bits was REALLY beginning to test my natural state of yogic equanimity while inflaming my genetic predisposition toward Teutonic Barbarianism. I felt a deep urge for a hockey stick and some solid boards into which i could take into some of these weasel-looking roadies.

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Bear Medicine…

Published on Jun 04, 2013 by in Animal Medicine, Teachings, Uncategorized


it’s that time of the year in Durango…
been mowing the DandyLions and have been stepping in bear cub scat! that’s right…for the first time in four springs since moving back to Durango, my backyard is puncuated with bear CUB scat! there is always a lot of nocturnal sounds here, beside the lusciously deep Ujjaya of the still wild, Animas River still flowing strong with spring runoff…

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“Yes, Sweetheart?”
{coming up to hug and kiss Joy Kilpatrick and i}
“I’m glad I picked THESE kind of parents!”

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so, basically, ilg rescued the Snake Being (who soon became, Strikey Snakey Ilg) and put him/her into a box whereupon, arriving home, Dewa promptly lost him as she let Strikey out onto our backyard whereupon ilg rests assured Strikey is now our official Gardner Snake Garden Protector of our garden residing happily beneath our wood pile…

Snake Medicine is the medicine of, as my treasured Native American students will re-mind ilg, Transmutation, and that Snake teaches us to

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pic of ilg by www.DuranGOutdoors.com before a Club Ride last week.  make no mistake; these are called ‘club rides’ yet, in reality?  the A and B+ rides are insanely fast weekly ‘races’ with only braggin’ rights as medals…one reason i don’t need to travel to races much anymore is because the Durango weekly training ‘rides’ […]

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To Fall In Love With Yoga…an ilg Most Popular Teaching…

To Fall In Love With Yoga means learning to enjoy the intimate mystery of overcoming our weaknesses by doggedly forcing ourselves to concentrate on the peeling away of our superficiality and imbalances.

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spine straight,

legs crossed,

as closed to precious Mother Earth as you possbily can for this Chi Hit:

hit this link:

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