Mindful Musings: Apr 14

“Wisdom of the Ages”

macro photography of dandelion

This experience in a body that we call life is a precious opportunity and a sacred endeavor. What a blessing and what a remarkable occurrence for our souls to incarnate in a physical form time and time again. For just like the passing of the seasons, your soul infinitely spins on the cosmic wheel of oneness. Yet, this wonder of being in form can not be fully explored until we come to terms with the haunting specter of death. For as sure as the morning sunrise, we will all die and the time and manner will not be of our choosing. So, armed with this wisdom of the ages there is only one true and revered way to live: as if each day could be your last.

Mindful Musings: Apr 1

“Silent offerings”

yellow flowers on brown rock formation

Silent offerings

From a distant time and place

Memories keep me near

To the source

Where I can hear:

Cool water

Raining down

Jagged rock faces

Into God’s pool below

To merge with what came before

Birth and death.

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 15

“And So, It Goes”

By: Forrest Rivers

One day a great sage approached a beggar on the city street and asked:

“Please, kind sir, tell me what you have learned?”

The beggar eyed the strange man dressed in a monk’s red robe

And quietly replied:

“We are born, we suffer, we find meaning in our suffering, we die and then are reborn.”

A knowing smile broke out across the sage’s face as he bowed to the beggar and said:

“And so, it goes wise one. And so, it goes. “

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: Feb 22

“What Matters”

By: Forrest Rivers

selective focus photography of green succulent plant

If the world suddenly came crashing down

If the sun burned out tomorrow

And if all hell broke loose….

Nothing would matter

So long as I could break bread

Prepared by the Divine Hand

With a dear friend

Once more….

Death, then,

Would become a meditation

Upon the mystical impermanence

Of forms passing

Into the great Cosmic Stillness—-

Where space transcends time.

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.