Carry Less

 

Pierce the heart

In all you do

May you pierce the heart

And peer

Into the very light of life that inhabits this form

That 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?

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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.

Truly.

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

Care more

Carry less

Love more

And let everything else go

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7 thoughts on “Carry Less

  1. wow! i was just talking to someone today about how *preconceived notions are now relics.* It wasn’t in those exact words but the sentiment was the same. i love your message here, it’s how i love, how i believe and how i feel. really great write.

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