THE LUMINOSITY OF BEING

Here is another small collection of my various outpourings this week.

This week’s poems are dedicated to a beautiful man I worked with recently who I have just learned has passed away. The last words I heard from him said,’ Thank you for your friendship. I’m sure we will remain friends forever.’

I’m sure we will remain friends forever – yes Peter, beyond time’s knowing.

Down here
In the depths
Feeling everything
Holding onto nothing.


If you could see
The luminosity of your being
You would cease all your hostilities
Put down all destructive weapons
And instantly love all things
Beyond measure

It is only our blindness
To the truth
That keeps us at war.


When you let go of trying to control everything
A door opens into a vast new realm
And you are invited to trust life
And not fear it.


It’s the dance of the mystic
In the ordinariness of life
That delights me
The mystic untethered
Shines a light
On the darkness
Nudging those
Who have sought refuge
In the temporary
To remember
The ineffable mystery
Of existence.


Let us meet
Beyond our opinions or beliefs
Somewhere down in the deepest
As two naked beings
Raw and real
Living in the mystery
We call life
Prior to all this cover up
Of the self

We will call it
A meeting of souls
Celebrating the unknown.


You can’t find a place
You didn’t leave
You can only realize
You never left it.


Stop hiding your sacred light
Pretending you are unworthy of it
You are not unworthy of this glory
It’s what you are here for
And all this doubt is just a delaying
Of the inevitable.


Fall in love so deeply
With your existence
That everything
Melts into you.


Come to no conclusion
But walk with presence
In the unknown
Mind wide open
Heart as vast as the sky
You and the world
Become one thing.


Friend, you must fly into the sun
So the light burns off
Lifetimes of guilt and shame
If you really want what is true
You must stand naked and unashamed
Innocent and tender
Before the world
Only this humility will open the door
To love’s deepest truths.


I’m sure we will all be friends forever.
Love has no enemies.

Thank you for reading the words of my heart and soul.

UNCOVER YOUR SELF

You never stopped being your essential self
It just became covered over with layers
Of erroneous beliefs and conditioned ways
Hidden under the weight of trying to be a someone
And now the journey calls you to remove all those layers
And remember the essence.

Image by Jupi Lu from Pixabay

SET AN EXTRA PLACE

Set an extra place at the table
For the lover, the fool and the mystic
But don’t expect them to be polite

The lover will reveal their torn open heart
The fool will speak words no one else dare utter
And the mystic will weave mysterious tapestries
From the tablecloth

It will be a night to remember
You may never recover your senses.

Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay

THE BREATH OF GOD

We sat silently on the beach
Absorbed in the oceanic
Watching the waves roll in and roll out

And oh
I saw how those waves
Are like the very breath of life
I saw life itself being breathed
The universe as a breath in and a breath out

The divine breath
All of us
One thing
No separation

Form is the breath of God.

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