“Spirit”

brown concrete statue of man

Raw

Unfiltered

Connection….

The kind you feel

On a long walk

Through a heavy fog

Rising above blue mountains….

A still presence

Uplifting hearts

Beating in tandem

To Mother Nature’s song

THIS ETERNAL MOMENT,

Marking a beginning’s end

And an end’s beginning….

A precious breath

Inhaling and exhaling

The exquisite wonders

Of God’s forms

And all which lies beyond the void

In that formless space

Where the seeds of our desires merge

With the infinite potential

Of an ancient wisdom graciously bestowing

Gifts of plenty

As polarities dissolve into a harmonic mist

Of one mind

Giving birth

To one soul….

Speak of this connection

And watch it fade

Like memories from a distant time and place

Corrupting what is pure

Whenever two may gather

In the name of love.

“The Heart Jewel”

pink lotus flower in bloom

In the lotus of the heart

There is a jewel

That is so precious and so rare

That not even the most seasoned gem hunter

Could find it….

Not of this world

But yet in it

This jewel vibrates to the beat of love

Like noble saints marching

To and From their temples

To serve all beings with boundless compassion….

This pure jewel

Living in your heart center

Can always be heard

Chanting it’s eternal song:

OM MANI PADME HUM.

“As Free and Simple as a Child”

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One of the biggest misconceptions on the path is that you have to somehow add more not less to your life in order to spiritually evolve . For example, upon awakening, you might strive to incorporate meditation practice into your busy schedule, find the time to attend retreats and read sacred texts, make new spiritual friends or join a sangha and make time to engage in the spirit of service. In truth, all of these inspiring priorities should be seen as nothing more than valuable practices that help you simplify your life not acquire anything more. From where I am standing, the goal of all inner seeking is to become less by stripping away all the layers of egoic conditioning so you can be as free and simple as a child. Only then, can you truly be a perfect conduit for the will of the Divine to work through you.

“Blessings of a Wise Being”

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If one is truly fortunate, a rare wise being will come into their lives. When you meet such a person you immediately feel that you are in the presence of someone who really knows something about life and how to live it. Such a being’s individual nuances, background and spiritual point of connection may vary; but always the characteristics of their souls are the same. They are as humble as the roots of trees, are filled with boundless compassion, live to serve their communities and embrace life’s most challenging moments as golden opportunities to grow in their faith. Such wise beings also live simply without any attachment to material things, show gratitude each and every day and have rascally sense of humors! But above all, people of wisdom live fully and authentically in the consciousness of that underlying reality called God or Tao. It is clear through spending even a minute in their presence, that such beings have discovered an eternal well of love within them. To share time in their presence is to drink the sweet nectar from the Divine itself and to bask in the light of its grace. If you have met just such a being absorb all of their teachings and model your life after them!