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The Secrets

the-secrets

You can’t grasp at the secrets Prise them from the earth Or pluck them from the air. The harder you try to hold them The more they lose their form Until they leak away. You can grind matter down to the tiniest grains Until it collapses into nothing But its essence will always elude you. You can pin nature down …

Back Home

back-home

Back home to the place where the sky is as wide as space where the clouds caress each other as they float where the trees are dancing messengers of the wind where shapes are clear and fine, and colors seem to shine as if they’re cut from the clearest glass. Back home to the soothing serene energy of the self …

Baggage-Free

baggage free

There are doors of opportunities and possibilities And there are doors of deeper perceptions In opening doors of opportunity You shall access new ways to live In opening doors of perception You shall experience richness of creation Through opportunities you may gather riches of wealth, comfort and recognition Through perception unpeeled, you know the nature of creation and the source. …

A Strange Predicament

A Strange Predicament

When I stop to consider the facts They astonish me. There you are, couched in your own skin, And here I am in mine. No matter how close, We must each do our own living. Your heart cannot be persuaded to pump my blood. My lungs will not consent to breathe for yours. It is an odd arrangement. Inside me, …

The Perfect Paradox

The Perfect Paradox

When you can hear silence behind the noise and feel space amongst the crowd when you can sense peace amidst chaos and conflict and see the beauty of the ugly and drab When solitude never leads to loneliness and emptiness seems to overflow when every stranger looks familiar and every foreign place feels like home Then you’ll know that duality …

Moments Without Thought

Moments Without Thought

A moment without thought And the background noise ceases And I can suddenly hear The silence between sounds The silence beneath sound From which all sounds emerge Like waves from the sea. A moment without thought And the fog disperses And the world is filled With translucent light New dimensions of detail And sharpness and colour and depth. A moment …

The Voice Inside Your Head

The Voice inside Your Head

Sooner or later you’ll grow fed up with the voice inside your head with its constant murmurings of discontent its fear-mongering thoughts of the future and its questioning of every choice you make. One day, you’ll turn to it and calmly say ‘I refuse to listen!’ then stand back and look away, turning your attention to your surroundings or to …

Become the Sky

Become the Sky

The cage that you’ve been trapped inside for longer than you can remember – it might seem so sturdy and secure that you don’t even dream of escaping anymore like a bird that used to beat its wings but now just lets them hang limply by its side. But the bars of the cage aren’t even solid They’re a mirage …

I Am Life Without Boundaries

I Am Life Without Boundaries

This body is not me. I am not limited by this body. I am life without boundaries. I have never been born, and I have never died. Look at the ocean and the sky filled with stars, manifestations from my wondrous true mind. Since before time, I have been free, Birth and death are only doors through which we pass, …

After A While

After A While

After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul. And you learn that love does not mean leaning and that company does not mean security.   And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts and presents aren’t promises. And you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and your eyes …

Like the Flowing River

Like the Flowing River

Be like the flowing river, Silent in the night. Be not afraid of the dark. If there are stars in the sky, reflect them back. If there are clouds in the sky, Remember, clouds, like the river, are water, So, gladly reflect them too, In your own tranquil depths. ~ Manuel Bandeira

Embracing All

Embracing All

Light that lies deep inside of me Come forth in all thy majesty Show me thy gaze Teach me thy ways That I a better person may be Darkness that lies deep inside of me Come forth in all thy mystery Show me thy gaze Teach me thy ways That I a better person may be Love that lies deep …

Grace and the Great Turning

Grace and the Great Turning

When you act on behalf of something greater than yourself, you begin to feel it acting through you with a power that is greater than your own. This is Grace. Today, as we take risks for the sake of something grater than our separate, individual lives, we are feeling graced by other beings and by the Earth herself. Those with …

Fall Time

Fall Time

Fall Time Leaves of every hue colorful feast for eye But a death dance of color Not of gaiety but of cold gravity Crown and clothing all tumbling down Being stripped off of life making sap Trees will stand naked of leaf, flower or fruit Only in hope of another lease of life Autumnal fall Winter’s rot Spring’s surprise This …

Forever Oneness

Forever Oneness

Forever Oneness, who sings to us in silence, who teaches us through each other. Guide my steps with strength and wisdom. May I see the lessons as I walk, honor the Purpose of all things. Help me touch with respect, always speak from behind my eyes. Let me observe, not judge. May I cause no harm, and leave music and …

The Guest House

The Guest House

This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for some …

Autobiography In Five Short Chapters

Autobiography in Five Short Chapters

Chapter 1 I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in. I am lost … I am helpless. It isn’t my fault. It takes forever to find a way out. Chapter 2 I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I pretend I don’t see it. I …

The Journey

The Journey

One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice — though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. “Mend my life!” each voice cried. But you didn’t stop. You knew what you had to do, though the wind pried …