Humanity Reimagined

I have a dream
That says
We must reimagine ourselves
At this juncture of evolution
We, not just each of us,
But all of us together,
Must reimagine who we are
What we value
What we want most
How we want to be with each other
And how we want to be represented

So much has happened
In our recent history
Much of it laden
With mistruth and downright lies
Heinous acts, wars
Corruption we have never seen before
All of it as we are still infants
With the technology of superior beings

And now I believe we are existentially lost
And we don’t know who we are
Or what we stand for
We are chemicalized and polluted
Our immunity stolen
And our sovereignty overruled

Friend, we must reimagine ourselves
That’s what this spirituality does
It makes us re evaluate who we are
And what we stand for
What our purpose is
Who we really are
It’s not a luxury
It’s essential
And without it
I’m afraid we are like lambs to the slaughter.

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Don’t Waste Your Precious Energy Now

Don’t just sit there watching the news
Surfing social media
Looking for signs of trouble
Increasing the stress on your nervous system

Don’t waste your precious energy

Use this time valuably
Develop your spiritual inner muscle
Through meditation
Or simple reflection
Through deep inquiry
Let the feelings you have
Go deeper inside
Explore new areas within
Sharpen your arrow of discernment
Develop your warrior-ship

Don’t waste your precious energy

Create, not just for sharing with others
But to express yourself
Your fear, anxiety, hopes, dreams
Write, paint, sing sad songs and cry
Or joyful songs of love and laughter
Find a way to focus, just for an hour
Get away from the distraction, the endless feed

Don’t waste your precious energy now

There is, in every experience, an opportunity
To look deeper at ourselves
To herald goodness, even in the appearance
Of what looks real bad

There is, in all, experience, a choice to be made
Where to focus our energy,
What to give our energy to
And we live in distracted times

Don’t waste your precious energy now
Use it to sustain and grow your inner garden
If you can’t go out, go in.

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Come Back to Presence and Be A Master of Your Mind

Come back to what is true
Here and now
In this moment
Don’t follow your mind
So easily and so willingly
You are not a sheep

In these uncertain times
The individual and collective mind
Goes mad with its projections
And it’s imagination
And will buy into a million possibilities
None of which happen
And all which create fear
If you want to be a useful warrior
Be the still point of presence
And rest in the unknown
That is where your true power is
That is where your mastery is.

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There is Goodness in This

There is goodness in this experience
If we can open to it and find it
There is a teaching, a blessing
Even in these anxious times

But we must dig deep
Down into the verticality
To the existential realm
Within ourselves

We must discover where our fear is
And what it is built on
Yes, we must find the foundations
Of our beliefs and our sense of self
And search in the mud
And in the darkness
And bring our honest inquiry
To what is true

To be trapped at home
Is imprisonment for some
And retreat for others
A suffocation for some
A reflection for others

I don’t know what the goodness is
We each have to find that for ourselves
Maybe it’s just the opportunity
To self reflect

I do know that the wise and the open
Will endeavor to find the blessing
In every experience
Even in the midst of hardship and fear.

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A Kindness Dependent on Nothing

When the kindness
With which we meet the world
Has no cause
Because it doesn’t need any
There will be peace

Kindness is at the root
Of our humanity
It is the soft womb
From which we emerge
The fabric of our being

It is just ignored
With all the noise of self
And the business of the world
Kindness requires
A meeting of vulnerability
A recognition of oneness of all things
And a willingness to be humble

Yet it needs no cause
This kindness is profound
In it’s presence and its intimacy
It heals all that appears broken
And it allows all that was denied

Kindness is our nature
But we don’t know our nature
Until we stumble upon it
Then we know nothing else

It is not a practice
It is a way of life.

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Resting in The Heart

Come back, come back
To what is here
This tenderest of places
Where love awaits

Even though we cannot be together
Still we can know each other
When we rest in our hearts

Don’t let it be all mind
You will become exhausted
Mind is rooted in separation
The I, the me, all identity and survival

But our hearts are connected across space
And across time’s illusory appearance
So come back, come back
To what is here
Where love awaits

Don’t forget beauty
Today, do something to court beauty
Say something sweet and tender
Offer something that lights up your lovers eyes
Nothing big, just a soft message
That love is untouchable by separation
Untouchable by fear

There are those who see beauty and love
Even in the midst of great hardship
Let us aspire to be like those
Holders of the light

Come back, come back
To what is here
This tenderest of places
Where love is.

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Feed The Inner Fire

The power you have right now
Is on the inside
Yes, keep an eye on the outside world
And take care of what needs attention
But don’t let it consume you
Or eat at your fear based mind
Don’t allow the inner authority
You have worked so hard on
To be eroded

Instead dive deeper
Deeper into that which cannot be touched
Deeper into the vast chamber of your heart
Deeper into your true nature as the eternal
Deeper into inner stillness and peace
Deeper into the vast reservoir of kindness
That lies within your being

It may seem impossible
It may seem irrelevant
And hard to court this
In times of stress

But do it anyway
We only get to feed one fire
Make it the inner

Focusing too much on the outer world creates fear
Which induces inner weakness
Attention on the inner world brings love
Which induces inner authority and power

Your choice.

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