By: Forrest Rivers
Like the connected roots of trees
Like the cells within our bodies
Like the cycle of the seasons
And like the movement of the Cosmos
We are part of a vast and mysterious network
Where all seeming parts
Merge back into One again…..
Seen through an untrained mind
Water is only water
Flowing by without much notice
Seen through an awakening mind
Water is sacred water
Flowing with purpose from an unnamed source
But seen through the realized mind
Water is the essence
Of everything and nothing….
One without a second
No illusion of “I” and “them”
The whole cannot be made separate
From the fruits of nature that are born….
Presence and attention
Will take you far
To what is
This experience NOW.
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