Pierce the heart
In all you do
May you pierce the heart
Into the very light of life that inhabits this form
And every form
Can you see
The quintessential hope for recognition?
“See me for what I am!” – we are crying
To do so,
We can soften our gaze
And for just a moment
We let the boundary between you and I cease to exist
Now do you remember?
A Buddhist teaching says that by now, we have all re-incarnated enough times that at some point, every face you see has been your mother. And you have been theirs.
Can we even imagine a love this wide?
For one instant, will you contemplate?
And in that moment, will you simply forgive everyone, including yourself?
Will you simply accept everyone, including yourself?
Can you see how hungry this world is for the light of acceptance and love?
Can you face it for one second,
The thought of zero hierarchy happening throughout creation?
I speak of hierarchy of WORTH, not privilege.
There is no one less worthy of love than you.
There is no one more worthy of love than you.
Deal with it.
At times, I feel myself shaken down to the core of my being.
I have to let so many things go!
It becomes the art of letting go.
I watch the pull to attach
To this reaction and that story
To this narrative that won’t shut-up
To that emotion, swallowing me whole
But none of it holds up to the light of truth now.
At times, I fall like Alice down the rabbit hole.
As I fall, I am passing all of these preconceived notions, all these relics from beliefs I once held.
I remember their shape and feel – I reach out to touch –
But they are nothing I can take with me now.
All of it, is only for observation.
The truth lies much deeper
My gravity pulls me to it
And I find myself having
A new kind of adventure
Now is the time to carry less
And let everything else go