Monday, December 7, 2009

i'm not giving up anything
things are giving me up

sometimes we imagine we have free will
and then we realize that we are not the doer

so Life takes care to move us
like birds landing on a wire

squirrels standing upside down on tree trunks
dog's burrying bones and digging them up again

so Life is behind every action
not the individual mind

and that which Life rises from is Omnipresent
so every possible choice is already forseen

so twenty years from now is seen and known
and that action that will allow the distant future 

to play out as invisioned by the Omnipresent Eye
will happen according to Life's design

Thursday, November 5, 2009

like soot cleared from the chimney

tar from the lungs
remove the residue from the heart

the moments of pain and dissapointment that linger and flare up now and again
sweep the hall way of heart and dust away all the cobwebs of

unfulfiled promises and broken dreams

disassemble the expectation machine

and toss away every last nut and bolt

we've made it this far and there is no going back

not even for a visit

there is only here now

and like a river discharging into Ocean

the only way to be is flow

there is no one to generate new desire

so the old desires stored in the heart will have to play out

moving the body here and there

but we know beyond a shadow of a doubt

that we are not the body

so this residue will be the cause of past karmas

but no new karmas will be created

if we do the required dusting every day

no build up

no cover up

no denial

honesty, integrity, courage

this is the nature of being pure heart

what is a poem but a group of words

and a word but a group of letters

what is a letter but a means to a word

and a word is but a symbol for something that IS

so a poem might share an experience

that we can all relate to

a human experience, a story of birth, life, and death

begining, middle, and end

but what if death comes first, then birth, then living--

what if we have it all twisted around and backwards

are we humans experiencing the eternal Self

or the eternal Self experiencing being human--

the question rises in the mind of each one

each one being the same beyond form

the question is an invitation to meet yourself

somewhere between asking and knowing

inbetween breath and thought

beyond time and space

Thursday, October 15, 2009

life is but a moment

all happening now

never held to any limitation

with or without our consent life

is perfect

beyond our thoughts

right here

in being and living

Self is realized

effortlessly

thru surrender

and in action

inaction is the same

all is the Eternal Self

devoid of a particular point of view

unlimited, unbound, unspoken

freedom from freedom and bondage

from all duality

in unity Self is met

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

It is has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words
and is possible to create a picture with words- i've heard.
if we close our eyes and look into inner space
what image comes to depict the Eternal race ?
human, angel, alien, God-divine,
or formless light in perfect shine ?
what i see looks much like sky of stars at night,
with a glowing heart centered in calm delight.
can you see this Infinite Heart with your mind's eye,
and feel for certain that all is connected beyond 'I' ?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

If you want to be perfect in every way
then be simple like a strand of hay
if you want to be completely free
then be like a child who is hap-py
if you want to be held in high respect
then always be steady and have no sex
if wisdom is what you truly seek
be humble, gentle, and ever meek
but if you will not settle for less than Truth
in some moments you just may be uncouth!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

you say you surrender

hos can it be so

the one speaking imagines that it has a choice

life chooses to reveal itself

there is nothing you can do

even the effort you make is life making the effort

who can say; i surrender, the shadow on the wall?

who does the work, life does

so where is the question of process or surrender or realization

it is only in the one who claims its existence

but life makes no claims, life flows effortlessly

if you find yourself making plans for tomorrow

it is a good indication that life letting you feel like the doer

and so what

let it

trust that you will feel like you are the doer until you don't

all the actions that are prepared for you will happen

regardless of what you have to say about them

so take a step back from your process and see where life is pointing to Itself

such a mysterious is this Grace

which comes like a slight breeze of simplicity

in an unexpected way

engine of life

the engine of life keeps on igniting in the combustion chamber
the pistons move steadily like blood being pumped to the heart
the cylinders are greased and so is the vessel receiving Grace
the fly wheel engages as does the impetus to act
the cause is the divine spark

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Wisdom School

pontificating bafoons, hear ye this battle cry-

lecturing spoons feeding innocent minds with dribble drabble,

do diservice to our youth!

fill not these ripe minds with regurgitated ideas- half baked

with worldy bondage and historical illusions,

but open up the fountain that springs from within!

Teach these eager birds to spread their wings and fly-

and teach themselves that they are the Eternal Teacher

come to this life to live!

Not memorize theories and quearies irrelevant to their heart.

Build a school that teaches who the doer, the seer, the knower is,

and let That One marvel us with new ways to create, share, and express.

We ask our children to spend 13 years in a graveyard full of useless facts,

when a Sage studies for 12 years and attains Liberation.

We could be turning out 18 year old saints from every one of our schools,

instead of 18 year old cogs in a deflated wheel.

love is not always so gentle and kind

love is often impersonal and objective

a Mother's love is different than a Father's love

and tough love can be the best kind

depending on the dynamic

a baby bird meekly awaits its Mother to provide

and then one day this bird is nudged out of the nest

a student is devoted to the teacher with complete love

and when the teacher decides to, the devotee is sent away

love is not sentimental or God would not have concieved of bodily death

but even beyond the physical separation our heart and real love carries on

but let us not confuse real love from air kisses and secret handshakes

this i say to you
who truly want to be free
give up all that you think you know for certain
erase your personal interests
and demonstrate detachment in the face of all circumstances
you can not pass through the eye of the needle while holding concepts and predispositions
you must strip down beyond naked
even your skin and bones are too thick
even your personality
even you soul
your mind
even if you have but one thought
you will not fit
even your heart will block your way
if you are to pass thru this eye
there is but one quality to develop
detachment
and once this has truly been demonstrated repeatedly in understanding
through the specific test that come to youo
then you must detach yourself from detachment
and give up wanting to go through this eye at all
for there is no one who passes thru and lives to tell about it
for what is there to say
what claim can be made by one who can't remember not ever being on the other side
practice steady indifference to blame and praise
that is all there is

Shiva's breath is the wind

sometimes blowing hot

sometimes cold

sometimes heavy

sometimes light

the body is a prison
the mind a cell
thoughts are the bars
desires are another day on the sentence

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

i guess i get too free
and fly too high
and perhaps it seems
i am laughing at illusions

so it seems that having
too much fun
causes doubt in others joy
so i'm used to being alone

sitting by myself
where every moment is
seen exactly as it is

Seeach! (See each)

all in all

one is one

today is forever

Eternal Sun!

Life has been living

long before a you and a me

Life has been giving

long before a she and a he!

Come now, one in the middle

see each side as true

cast away the ignorant riddle

and be YOU!

Monday, September 28, 2009

blessed are the foolish for they follow no pattern

blessed are the innocent for they claim no future

blessed are the speechless for they create no confusion

blessed are the needy for they create willingness to serve

blessed are the blessed for they are chosen by Life

Saturday, September 26, 2009

today i am flying
in awareness
i am everywhere
there is no central locality
that i feel to be my own

today i am crying
so much is rising
in consciousness
without knowing itself
or feeling unity

today i am dying
all patterns have fallen
all doubts forgotten
all criticism cooled
only heart open focus

today i am trying
to be all that is now
to be echoless action
to be of use to you
to be only being

poetic words that come thru unrehearsed

a dried up leaf danced in the wind while dangling from a spider web and was happy