Sunday, October 25, 2015

Heart's truth

There is something here always
that knows how to be
with anything
with everything

It has always been here
But I didn't know

And then when I knew
I turned a deaf ear

And then when I heard
I still didn't listen

And then when I listened
I didn't quite trust

And then when I trusted
I still kept slipping back
into old ways
that didn't work
and don't work even now

But this that knows how to be
with anything
with everything
won't give up on me

Relentlessly merciful
it breaks into my body anyways
and teaches me
and teaches me
until I don't need to learn anymore
but just am it
without compromise
fearlessly free

Monday, September 7, 2015

The yearning

Throughout my life
I experienced
such a yearning
for I knew not what

It took the form
of anxiety, fear
unease, cravings
passion, ambition,
effort, struggle

I trod the beaten path
following conventional wisdom
as far as I could
until it yielded
its true wisdom
and I realized
that more of anything
was not enough
and would never be!

No matter
who I became
or what I did
or what I had
it wasn't enough
This yearning
wouldn't let go

I was stopped
in my tracks

Then the yearning
took over
and carved its own path
to fulfillment
showing me
where it springs from
and where it leads

Much was lost
on this journey
and still more
is leaving everyday

And what remains
is neither me
nor mine
just what is
This Now.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A whole new dimension of reality

No need
to take thoughts
as indicators
of our reality

No need
to take feelings
as indicators
of our reality

Truth is
there is always
of thoughts

Truth is
there is always
of feelings

Truth is
there is always
of everything

Truth is
is the empty
within which
everything appears

is simultaneously
inside and outside
all experience

Experience is simply
taking shape

One way
in which
is experienced
is okness

In experience
there can be
a continuous sense
of okness
any and every

All experience
is simultaneously
intensified and lightened
by this pervasive
sense of okness

the okness
is far
in the background
of experience

The okness
is simultaneously
and moving
the foreground
of experience

More and more
the okness
is moving to
the foreground
of experience

Closing the gap
Awareness and experience
closing the gap
subject and object

Absorbing self
into emptiness
Manifesting emptiness
without intermediary
without compromise

Being in the world
and not of the world

A whole new realm
of exploration
A whole new dimension
of reality

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

What you seek

You say you seek
unconditional love
Yet you look for it
in the arms of lovers

But the arms of lovers
come attached
with demands

You say you seek
undying peace
Yet you look for it
in peaceful experiences

But peaceful experiences
come to life
only to die

You say you seek
the unchanging
Yet you look for it
in the world of change

But the world of change
will not stop changing
for you

You say you want
to find
what you have lost
in the dark
Yet you look for it
in bright places
where seeking
is easy
but nothing is found

If you really want
what you say
then let yourself
be taken deep
into the mines
of your being
where the diamonds are

Even if the journey
be dark and lonely

For in the brilliance
of the diamonds there
that outshine
a thousand suns
everything else pales
and bows
into insignificance

Seeker and seeking
are burnt to ashes
and what remains
is the ever present
the undying
the unconditional

Monday, January 19, 2015

Here and Now

Space is
God's way
of elongating

Time is
God's way
of elongating

In truth
it is all
Here and Now

How jaw-dropping
is the sheer
that just these two

Time and space
dancing together
unfolding Universes
into worlds
of experience

Lifetimes of reality
woven from
the intersections
of time and space

All journeys
from Here and Now
to Here and Now

Only One
timeless, space less

Call it God
or any of
ten thousand names
It matters not a whit

All one
timeless space less