seeking the heart of the infinite

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The day you were born

a ladder was set up

to help you escape from this world.


what does it mean to regret having not completed it all? is it a natural defense against complacency or is it a sad and immoveable quandary? may we know that our lives are being fulfilled no matter what remains….to slow and breathe in may be a better way…..

Rilke once wrote that he dreaded dying ‘with unlived lines’ on his body. Like most of us, the great poet wanted to depart from this world having experienced his cycle of the years to the fullest, with no regrets. Existence is not over till the last breath, and we all have an obligation, a mandated even, to plumb its depths. And yet- as the masters in all great spiritual disciplines might add- it is true, but only relatively true. Because the world is maya-…

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About Makere

A transplanted New Zealand Scots/Maori academic/grandmother/random singer and sometime activist, my life is shaped by a deep conviction of the necessity for active critical engagement in the multi-faceted global and local crises of being and survival of species that confront us in the 21st century, the urgency of re-visioning the meaning of thriving together, and the contribution of Indigenous knowledge systems to a truly sustainable and just global society.
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