Mindful Musings: Mar 7

“A Wise Man Once Said”

By: Forrest Rivers

red and white pagoda temple surrounded by green trees during daytime

A very wise man once said:

“One who knows does not speak

And one who speaks does not know”

Clearly, I do not yet know

So hear me speak now as a fool….

“I am separate from the whole”

The wise man chuckles to himself

And scribbles this message to me on paper

So as not to break his vow of silence:

“You shall transcend the limits of your own mind

And be free when you see that you are just a part of it all.”

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 25

“A Sacred Union”

By: Forrest Rivers

A sacred flash

Of the eternal

A sport of love

Like no other

My divine mother

Flows through me

Her thoughts

Become my thoughts

And her actions

Become my actions

When I breathe

The air enters

And exits

Through my lungs

As her rarefied spirit

Moves me

I am nothing

But a faithful conduit

Of her boundless love.

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 23

“The Network”

By: Forrest Rivers

person in white shirt sitting on rock near body of water during daytime

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

And polarities

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

And deep

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

Mindful Musings: Feb 21

“Purify Desire”

By: Forrest Rivers

forest trees

You and me

Can’t you see

That we are one

Family….

In the night

My soul can breathe

Keep me free

From toxicity….

The light is in you

The light is in me

Pure spirit is our fire

Wake up and be ….

All our desires

Are make believe

Seek only wisdom

Like silent trees.

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