Thursday, August 21, 2014

Not Ready


It's time for us to be tired of conflict.
It's time for us to be weary of fighting.
It's time for us to be shed of violence.

But apparently we're not ready.
If we were, we'd be looking
for somewhere to sit down and talk.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Dark Waters


The ocean is deep and dark,
even if the light on the surface
makes us think otherwise.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

What I See


What I see with my mind
tells me about myself.

What I see with my heart
tells me about others.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Double Blindness


God contains all,
both light and dark.

When all we see is God's light,
we blind ourselves to God's dark.

A double blindness.


Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Support We Need


The support we need
shows up when we need it.

Even if we have
to create it ourselves.

Sometimes it's the creating we need,
not the support.


Friday, August 15, 2014

Love Has


Love has built a mountain
that no one can climb.

Love has filled an ocean
that no one can cross.

Love has made a sky
that no one can reach.

Yet love has opened a way
that anyone can take.


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Mystery of Mysteries


Out of darkness, light.
Out of light, darkness.

How there can be
so much light
hidden in darkness
is a mystery.

How there can be
so much darkness
hidden in light is
a mystery of mysteries.


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

First Gospel


The teachings ABOUT Jesus
are the second gospel. 
They came later.

The teachings OF Jesus
are the first gospel. 
They teach us about ourselves --
that we are ALL children of God,
that we are living in God's land,
that we have what we need,
that we have nothing to fear,
that we are richest when we give,
that we are happiest when we help.
that we are wisest when we love.

I was raised a second-gospel Christian.
I'd rather be a first-gospel Christian now.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Under Every Foot


The middle way
accepts light and dark.

The middle way
forces no change.

The middle way
follows the path of wisdom.

The middle way
travels the road of kindness.

The middle way
starts under every foot.


Monday, August 11, 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014

A Matter of Awareness


The spiritual journey into God
is not a journey at all.

The spiritual journey into God
is a matter of awareness.