Thursday, March 26, 2015

Swimmers


We all swam
to this moment
on the currents
of evolution.

We are only
its latest wave.
Where it goes
after it passes us
isn't up to us.

What is up to us
is the swimming.


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A Way In



It doesn't matter
where we build the fences.

It doesn't matter
how we set the borders.

It doesn't matter
where we draw the lines.

Tao always finds a way
in.


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Faith. Trust. Devotion.


Look for God and see nothing.
Listen for Tao and hear nothing.
Search for Allah and find nothing.

Without a willingness
to see, to hear, to find,
there can be none of these.

Faith is what sees.
Trust is what hears.
Devotion is what finds.


Monday, March 23, 2015

Destination


How does the journey begin?

Does it start with a purpose?
Or does it simply start?

Does it set out for a destination?
Or does it simply set out?

The true goal isn't a destination.
Each journey finds its own end.


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Sunrise


Spiritual awareness
doesn't enter from outside.

Spiritual blindness
doesn't arise from within.


Saturday, March 21, 2015

Point of View


Depending on only one
point of view is like
sitting on a chair
with only one leg.

Balance is everything.


Friday, March 20, 2015

The Big Reach


We are always reaching for
something outside ourselves.

Prosperity. Heaven. A lover.
Health. Time. Escape. Respect.

The things we reach for
don't tell us about what we lack,
but only what we think we lack.

Big difference.


Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Flow of Change


I live in the flow
of constant change.

I can try to fight it and
bend it to my will.

Or I can accept it and
bend myself to its turns.

One leads to frustration.
The other leads to awareness.

Change continues either way.


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Antidote


Even as we look away
from one another in fear,
we forget that we both
grow out of the same soil.

Even as we turn away
from one another in disgust,
we forget that we both
depend on the same air.

Our fears drive us apart.
Tao calls us back from fear.

Tao can cross any barrier
and will defeat any interference.


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

To Be Whole Again


A river makes a land two lands.
A bridge makes two lands one.

One rains down from heaven.
The other seeks to be whole again.


Monday, March 16, 2015

Trinity


Source.
Example.
Guide.

When I ask,
I receive.

When I watch,
I see.

When I listen,
I hear.

When I don't,
I don't.


Sunday, March 15, 2015

So Much More


There's so much
to see in what I do see
that I forget
there's so much more
that I don't see.