Mindful Musings: Mar 3

“Who Dies?”

By: Forrest Rivers

stars in the sky during night time

Who dies?

When the soul pulls back its curtains

And decides to move beyond time

Back into that original space

Where one’s spirit resides

Who dies?

When the soul drops its body

And ascends into the rarefied realms

Of a bliss tied

To one web of being

Tell me,

Who really dies?

When the soul is eternal

Transmigrating to fulfill

The great purpose of life:

To unite with creation.

Forrest Rivers is a writer and teacher who lives in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. His new book, COVID-19 and Humanity’s Spiritual Awakening is now available on Amazon HERE

Mindful Musings: March 2

“Friendship”

By: Forrest Rivers

women forming heart gestures during daytime

Good Friends

Are like Hidden gems

Sacred star dust

And the gift of family

That you choose….

Who can understate the blessing

Of a true friendship few will ever know?

As time marches on,

And as our bodies grow old

Our souls will always remember the day

That we met our best friend

And it will smile and say:

Thank you, God,

For all the love in my life.

Forrest Rivers is a writer and teacher who lives in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. His new book, COVID-19 and Humanity’s Spiritual Awakening is now available on Amazon HERE

Mindful Musings: Mar 1

gold and brown building ceiling

Awaken”

Still mind

Calm breath

Buddha is realized

Open heart

Pure soul

Brahman is attained

Simple life

Quiet home

The Self will be recognized

Humble speech

Illumined eyes

Peace will be achieved.

Forrest Rivers is a writer and teacher who lives in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. His new book, COVID-19 and Humanity’s Spiritual Awakening is now available on Amazon HERE

Mindful Musings: Feb 28

“The Great Self”

By: Forrest Rivers

gray-and-black mallard ducks flying during day time

When the wind whispers

When the birds cry

When the thunder rumbles

And when the Earth shakes

Who is there to report

The glorious news

Of THIS moment’s promise?

When the wind whispers to your heart

When the birds cry in the trees

When the thunder rumbles overhead

And when the earth shakes beneath your feet

The transcendence of little self

Gives way to the heaven

Of the Great Self.

Forrest Rivers is a writer and teacher who lives in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. His new book, COVID-19 and Humanity’s Spiritual Awakening is now available on Amazon HERE

Mindful Musings: Feb 27

“The Great Mantra”

By: Forrest Rivers

beige concrete building near green trees during daytime

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THE GREAT MANTRA

Hare Krishna

Hare Krishna

Krishna Krishna

Hare Hare

Hare Rama

Hare Rama

Rama Rama

Hare Hare

THE GREAT MANTRA

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More than a mantra

More than a phrase of faith

More than the Soul’s initiation

Into a universe of grace….

This mantra beyond all mantras

This phrase beyond all phrases

It is the song of THE SELF

Merging with the INFINITE ONE:

LORD KRISHNA! LORD RAMA!

Forrest Rivers is a writer and teacher who lives in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. His new book, COVID-19 and Humanity’s Spiritual Awakening is now available on Amazon HERE