Everything Wants to Come Home. Let it.

Everything wants to come home in us
All the dark parts and the unloved parts
The neglected and abandoned parts
The unwanted, the ugly and the rejected parts
Everything we turned away from
Because we had to
Everything we still carry around
Secretly or openly
The past always knocking on present’s door
To be welcomed home
Into our loving embrace
Into our open heart

But we turn it away, again and again,
No, we say, not now, I’m trying to meditate
I’m trying to heal, to be spiritual,
I’m trying to be happy or loving
Or I’m trying to hold on to my stories
Because I’m afraid of who I will be
If I let them all go

And so we turn away from
The very thing that can bring us some peace

Open so wide everything gets to come home
Just that one thing can change absolutely everything.

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A Living Softness

Even as the shell appears hard
And the warrior has taken a defensive stance
So there may be a softness
Hidden deep within
A softness in the center

All this surface living bakes us hard
And we easily forget
That softness is grace made human

We live in cynical times
Times of opinion as truth
And a kind of inner strength
Must be carried forth
To meet falseness and despicability

But we are soft at heart
And tenderness, kindness
Is our true strength
If it should wither and perish
We are doomed
And hope of a loving evolution
Must be abandoned

It is up to you and I
To be the carriers of softness
The trustees of tenderness
To carry all that is good
And all that is real
Into the world

There is no need for awakening
To make this so
Just a remembrance of what is true.

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Duality Itself Is Unreal

Today, see duality
With great discernment
But don’t believe it to be truth
Stay resolutely as love
No matter what
It seems almost impossible
Because duality is so convincing
But then, so is virtual reality

We are in strange times
Stay as the wholeness of love
There is insurmountable power
In this one simple decision.

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Heal the Illusion Through Love

Life is too short
For fakery
Too urgent
And quick to pass
To deny love
Any longer

We came here to love
Not for fame, power or evil
They are side shows
We came to love
To remember love
To bring it to life
And to live it
Everything else
Is an illusion

Don’t believe the illusion
Any longer
Don’t believe power’s deceptive allure
Don’t invest in self importance
Or fame’s tantalizing offers

Only the truest and deepest love
Can heal the illusion of separation.

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Keep on Loving

Here is the thing
The bottom line
Just keep on loving
In the best and deepest way you can
Keep on walking the love road
On and on
Sure, sometimes you will fall off,
But that’s the time
To dust yourself down
And get back on the road
Don’t worry what others say, do, or think
Or if the world goes crazy and falls apart
Or if people judge you or misunderstand you
Just stay true to love as you know it
By and by, as you walk that path,
Through perceived failure and even darkness
Great wisdom and compassion will arise
In the core of your being
And you will touch profound joy and grace
And others will see a light shining from your heart
And they may begin to walk the love path
That’s all that really needs to happen,
And all that really can happen.

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Care So Deeply

Care so deeply
You stop controlling life
Care so much
You stay as love

When the impulse comes
To fall into righteous judgment
And it will
Care so powerfully
You stay as openness itself
And just love
The world, other people
Will find themselves
Through your love and openness
Through your simple presence
But righteous judgment
Creates walls and prisons
And makes everyone mad

Don’t play that game any more
But care so deeply
You love the world back to truth
Back to its rightfulness
Back to its innocent heart.

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When

When the hard men
Turn towards tenderness
Because they know
That’s what they really want

And the violence
Born of vulnerability
Is seen as futile
And only begets
More violence

When the rich and powerful
Declare war
And no one shows up

When kindness and compassion
Are seen as the highest
Of human qualities

We will know peace
And our communities
Will begin to love each other.

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