THE FRAGRANCE OF BEING

Here is another selection of poems from this week’s outpouring. I hope they speak to you. There are many more and I am truly realizing that I must find a way to get them in book form. That will become my mission for 2023. I have also declared I will do a kind of poetry and music album and that is also being lined up for next year.

The tough thing is that this teaching with Amoda takes up time, there are so many behind the scenes and technical, administrative tasks, let alone the new 501c we have just set up! It’s a busy life, this (relatively) new life in USA. We are at growth point.

Anyway back to the poems.

Thanks for reading!

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Whatever it is within your heart
That longs to burst forth
Cherish it and nurture it

Don’t let the flame
Be dampened by any negativity
Yours or others

There is a garden inside each being
Don’t let it become barren
A simple turning towards it
Again and again
Is enough


If you have caught
The fragrance of love
In the air
You must serve that love
Be bold and unashamed
True and open
Aware and awake
Humble and ordinary
Wrathful and peaceful

There is no one else for the task
It is your time
You are the chosen one.


The lightness of being
Is a delicate fragrance
Unencumbered by the past

Throw away time’s demands
And remember the innocence
Of your true nature

This beauty is latent within all beings
But only those willing to remove their armor
Can know its light.


Allow yourself
To feel so deeply
The world pours in
And is resurrected
Into love.


Be beautiful for no reason
Shine because it is
Inherent in your nature
You are the sun
And the moon
Believing yourself
To be the clouds.


Master discomfort
Not by doing anything
But by falling deeper into being.


Real love cannot be cultivated
It can only be revealed
For it is the very heart of us
The core, the essence,
But we have completely
Overlooked our essence
In favor of our appearance.


When the fight with life is over
All that is left is loving what is

From that moment on
All you can do is love it all
Including your experience and the world
However it shows up

But first we must end the fight with life.


Transcend culture
Without rebellion
Leave your ancestry
Without rejecting its influence
Go beyond
All definitions of yourself
And find peace in not knowing
Who you really are
What beauty there is
Within the one who is simply here.


You are the doorway
Through which love
Can arrive in the world.


Thanks for reading.

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