Cathedral Heart

The heart is a cathedral
In which everything and everyone
Is allowed
The doors may seem shut
But they are not locked

We must use whatever keys we have
Whatever intention and persistence
Whatever softness and grace
Whatever resolve and earnestness
To simply open the door

How magnificent is the sight
When that happens
‘Oh my tender and sweet heart!’
You will sigh as gratitude
Pours out its love
An unstoppable stream of goodness
No longer tethered by mind’s righteousness.

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Everything is One Thing

I stopped trying to save the world
And instead looked into my own true nature

I discovered my true nature
And saw the world is a dream of the imagination

My heart burst open as I saw the suffering
And out of me poured the kind of love
That heals belief in separation
The love was not mine
But seemed to be coming through me
Its origin I know not

All things became one thing
And I understood what service is
I gave myself to that.

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Be Still

My friend, in all this turbulence
Be still
In the throes of division and accusation
Be still

As the enemy pulls his sword ready for battle
Be still
As the storm looms overhead
And threatens a mighty deluge
Be still

While others rage and scream
And the harbingers of doom
Bemoan the end of the world
Be still
Even as the ocean spews its waves
That crash in thunderous anger
Upon the shore
Be still

Be still
There is a part of us
Beyond all form
When we remember it
We fall into a peace
That heals all division.

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The Heart Warrior Must Arise

Let us reclaim our heart wisdom
Natural intelligence
That is our birthright

We have moved far away
From the source of our truth
From the wisdom of our hearts
We live now in a mental world
A world built on mind’s knowledge

But mind without heart is cold
A cruel and righteous world
In which tenderness, grief,
Vulnerability and innocence
Are unwanted guests

We must decide, each of us,
What kind of world we want to live in
The construct of the mind
Intent of separation and division
Or a world built on love’s openness

And when we decide
We are called to do everything we can
To make that choice a reality
Whatever it takes.

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The Divine Light

There are times
When such a softness
Arises within me
I begin to see
The divine light
That shines in everything
Not with the mind
But with the heart’s knowing

This humbling vision
Brings such an acceptance
Of the way of things are
That all division dissolves
And everything becomes quiet and still.

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Inner Dignity

There is a power of heart
And of depth
To be able to hold oneself
With a kind of dignity
That is noble of spirit
Even in difficult circumstances
This dignity is not outside dependent
It is purely an internal matter
Between oneself and existence
Neither does it have anything to do with ego
It is not born of duality
Not a putting up quality at all
It is simply a quality
Of being with what is
Without anything in the way
Essentially this is openness.

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Be Generous With Yourself

There are some, for reasons we may not know or understand,
Who have become miserly with themselves
And miserly with their love
Miserly with their energy
Yet very generous with their judgment

Yet there are also some who, despite great hardship,
Or maybe because of it,
Have become profoundly generous with themselves
Generous with their love
Generous with their energy
And equanimous with their judgment

The same wounds can lead down one road
Or down another
And we each get to choose whether to be
Miserly or generous
Both roads are tough
But the miserly road causes personal suffering
And suffering to the world

We are in those times
When it may be easy to be miserly
Through no fault of our own
But to choose to be generous
Will bring love and beauty
To self and the world

If in doubt, choose generosity.

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