Mindful Musings: Apr 7

“Heart of Wisdom”

men's yellow traditional dress

Academia gives birth

To false pursuits of wisdom

The State gives birth

To brutal horrors of war

Industry gives birth

To savage inequalities

The church gives birth

To the perversion of spirituality….

So, the man of wisdom

lies in wait

Opting instead

To remain fulfilled in stillness

But ever ready is he

To receive the foolish

with open arms and an open heart

For in truth he knows

That he is also them.

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 9

“Earth Viewed from Space”

By: Forrest Rivers

view of Earth and satellite

If only we could view the Earth from the perspective of an astronaut in outer space. Then, we might finally marvel in wonder at this vast blue sphere of awe that we inhabit. Among the first things to be noticed from space would be the miraculous interrelation of all Earth’s land masses and oceans.  We would profoundly see that both expressions of creation form a mosaic of incomprehensible unity and perfection. As we continued to stare off in admiration of our Divine Mother, indescribable waves of love and compassion would fill our souls with faith and understanding. We would instantly recognize that all the wars and greed; and all the famines and disease are products of the illusion of separation. We would then feel this burning love and compassion grow into a space of wisdom as vast as the Universe itself. We would come to know that all forms are projections of the One Universal mind.