Mindful Musings: May 11

“What Force Wills It?”

By: Forrest Rivers

shade of sun and clear blue sky

The eye blinks

But what force wills it to blink?

The ear hears

But what force wills it to hear?

The nose smells

But what force wills it to smell?

The tongue tastes

But what force wills it to taste?

The mind thinks

But what force wills it to think?

The sages say that at the moment of death

When the eternal indwelling light

Drops the body

The senses then cease to exist

Center your awareness

On that eternal indwelling light

And discover the answer to what wills

Your eyes to blink

Your ears to hear

Your tongue to taste

Your nose to smell

And your mind to think.

Mindful Musings: Feb 5


By: Forrest Rivers

black dog on grass field

Water flows with ease down the mountainside

Golden leaves line the soft and fertile ground

A cold breeze whistles through the rarefied air

Ancient stones lay unearthed with stories to tell

A happy dog prances through wild green pastures….

You say you want proof that God really exists

You say you want to feel a cosmic connection

But are you willing to look beyond within

Through to the gates of heaven?

The proof you seek is found all around you….



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: Jan 27

“God Is….”

By: Forrest Rivers

shade of sun and clear blue sky

God is the breath of life

And the mysterious force

That lends us this body

For a pre-determined time….

God is the sense of connection

Felt on a walk into nature

That fills your soul

With a sense of awe and wonder….

God is the word

The sound

And the snapshot of awareness

Painted on the great canvas of life….

God is the rivers

Flowing to the ocean

And snow-caped mountains

Rising to the sky….

God is the First Cause

And Last Principle

As well as the epic story

In between….

God is the grand vision

Seen in prayer

And the mantra repeated

In the depths of meditation….

God is the divine mother

The wise father

And wolves howling

To mark the start of a fresh-new season….

God is the synchronicity

The intuitive hunch

And the mystical experience

All rolled into one….

God is fireflies flashing in unison

Wild buffalo stampeding

And cows grazing on hallowed ground


God is this moment

Reminding you to stay present

On the sea

Of cosmic consciousness.