Heart Holding it All

You are an exquisite being of light
Consciousness manifested as form
Squeezed into matter
The eternal AND a five sense feeler
You are the vast and the limited
The unconditional and the conditioned

Don’t sacrifice one for the other
Don’t fight with your own self
Neither turn your back on your humanness

You must find a way
To be in the world
But not of the world

Feet in the soil
Head in the universe
Heart holding it all together.

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In Our Grief

Speak only of tenderness
On days like these
Accept love’s open arms
And be held in the unconditional

In our grief a beauty shines

The heart is revealed
As not made of stone
But of flesh and blood and spirit
We are fragile creatures
Walking a precarious path
With little knowledge of what awaits

Today we are reminded
Of the preciousness of life.

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Cherish It All

The pure energy of the light
Pours into each of our hearts
Animating our every breath
Offering us life in its myriad expressions

We forget this miracle
And lose our connection to it
So beguiling is form
And so pernicious conditioning
We become transfixed
Bewitched by the shadows

When gratitude and wonder
When connection with nature
When recognition of true source
Are forgotten or ignored
We lose our way
And become almost insane

And then, through grace,
Something may happen
That causes us to stop
It may tear at our reality
And plunge us into despair or grief
We may rail against it
And think it the worst thing

But it is truly a messenger
Come here to speak to our hearts
Telling us to remember

The wise and humble see this truth
And cherish every part of life
With all its heartbreak and suffering
And with all its forgetting and remembering

Nothing is excluded from love.

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Stand As Wholeness

Do not let the appearance
Of division in the world
Become your division
This is the time
For great resolve
To stand still in the face
Of the most tenacious illusions

And to decide, even as you fail,
To stay as wholeness
Despite the pull of the current
Despite the screams of the mob

For that wholeness
Is your holiness
And holiness has the power
To heal the illusion of division.

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The Self That Isn’t

Once you realize
That the self
That claims ownership
Of everything you do
And everything you are
Does not really exist
You meet the great dilemma
Keep on investing at great cost
Or stop and fall into the unknown
It’s that simple
One choice keeps it all going
And one brings it
Crashing down.

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The Lone Journey

We are each called to discover our own true authority

Thus we must eventually walk alone into the mystery

The teacher, the guide, the book, the way shower

Can point and advise only so far

And then, at some point, they all must be left,

And we must go utterly alone into the forest

Only there will we discover our wisdom

It cannot be given

It can only be discovered.

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The Joy That Follows the Rain

Yesterday I wept for my brokenness
For the wounds I carried through life
For the fear of abandonment
That drove me for so many years
To seek shelter in another’s arms
My how the tears burned and hurt

Today I am cleansed and softened
Those same wounds have become blessings
And all fear and vulnerability
Has transformed to tenderness
Today the past is a beautiful and sad story
For the heart welcomes everything home

I had forgotten the sweet joy
That follows the rain.

– Image by Sasin Tipchai from Pixabay

Calm Amidst the Storm

Let not the outer turbulence
Become the inner turbulence
But instead search for the stillness
Deep inside the heart
Way beyond all external phenomena
It is there always
Yet when the storm rages
We are sucked in and forget the truth

You are not the raging storm my friend
You are the peace inside the storm
The stillness at the center of the movement

You are not just the phenomena
You are that out of which phenomena arises

Your peace, stillness and equanimity
Are the most valuable gift
You can offer the world now.

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Who Stands on Nothing

We stand on uncertain ground
We always did
We had just not noticed before

We search for certainty
In all the wrong places
In the ephemeral stuff of life
And all it gives
Is a false sense of security
Underneath which,
Left unexamined,
Is a core of anxiety

To make good friends
With our uncertain ground
Brings an end to that anxiety
And replaces it with a
Warrior like nature

He, or she, who’s stands on nothing.

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Heart Broken and Filled with Joy

When the eyes begin to clear
And the veil falls finally to the ground
What remains is a kind of bewilderment
Exquisite agony of clear seeing

The full extent of projection
The shock of seeing a world built upon falseness
The mass delusion of erroneous beliefs
And the madness of all conflict

Brings the seer to their knees in grief

Whilst with the same eyes
Such a beauty, a miracle, is witnessed
The light that is inside everything equally
Is realized fully
And all is experienced as perfect
Always was, always will be

The clear seer walks the earth
Heart broken and filled with joy
Grief stricken
Yet in limitless acceptance
Of all that is

There is no escaping duality
But depending on the depth of one’s seeing
One can allow it to be as it is
On ever more subtle yet profound levels.

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