Galen Pearl

Galen Pearl

Galen Pearl

kuan yin

Now Is the Time

If it weren’t for my mind, my meditation would be excellent. ~Pema Chodron You’ve heard me frequently emphasize and encourage practice. I’ve talked about the “razor’s edge” of practice, that place where we are challenged to release, expand, embrace, accept, forgive. The place where we meet fear on the battlefield and bow in respect. The …

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George Pays It Forward

In a recent post, I described my grandson’s loving acceptance of George the lemur who lost his tail. This morning, George was found with his hand resting on Chao Chao in what appears to be a gesture of kindness. (Everyone denies staging this scenario, so think what you will about how this came about.) Chao …

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In Our Mother’s Arms

We think ourselves unworthyAlways falling shortDamned by fatal flawsWe have forgotten who we areBeloved children allOf the Divine MotherEver held as babesIn her sacred embraceRocked in her armsTo the rhythm of her heartListening as she sings awayOur dreams of separationGazing into her eyes of graceReflecting back to us Our own perfection