Reduced to Tears

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The nerve of silence quivers in the intense longing of the heart
and everything is reduced to an expression of tears.
And I rediscover compassion, intimacy, and serenity.
It is, after all, a contemplative expedition in the depths of my humanity.

How could I not be moved to tears?

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Lifting The World Without EvenTouching It

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The backyard, the shadow,
the light, dried leaves, the dirt.
All are engaged in silence
and stillness, in an afternoon
of destiny, at the same time,
and for a few minutes, I, too,
was silent and still, absorbing,
internalizing, my thoughts
unmoving, just letting in
everything without logic,
just the heart seeing. We were
all in the midst of suspended time.
This is one of the mysteries of life,
a haven for survival, a place
where the world is lifted up
without even touching it. And
everything becomes light and enlightened.
All done in righteousness and peace
and deep understanding.

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Pathos

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It is achingly beautiful

when the golden shaft of sunlight

hits the leaves and make them glow

that I just stand in silence.

And yet it is fleeting and sad.

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How To Behave In The Face Of Beauty, Silence and Grace

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The beautiful clarity of the early morning

like a clear brook in ancient times.

There is a quiet insistence in this

that ties holiness with beauty.

Then the yellow light silently and slowly spreads,

glittering the leaves that help unfold 

the geniality of my spirit.

How can I not succumbed to this beauty

and wonder?

It connects me to the ephemerality of the morning dew

and to the decent soft blowing of the wind

and to the first bird I have just seen.

It is actually spiritual.

And It all speaks of graciousness and mercy

and truth and justice. And wisdom.

And in my sweet aloneness, I listen and

it inhabits and grows in me.

There lies a deeper connection.

And I just keep quiet.

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A Revelation

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Morning breaks

I turned inward and

looked to the east.

It is all about coming back to where it all begins.

It is all about what is true.

It is all about deeply remembering.

It is all about longing and belonging.

A revelation seen more than two thousand years ago.

It is all about waiting.

It is all about returning.

It is all about a grand reunion.

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There Is A Room

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There is a room

with the door slightly opened.

Inside is a deep secret, a deep truth.

But no one is yet allowed to get inside

but you can come in if you want;

however, the consequences of doing so

cannot yet be ascertained.

There is an itch to get inside. There is no question that the itch is what causes the tension, a serious conversation with your ego, a clash within yourself. It is about either abiding to the very strong lure of the ego to get inside that room or about harnessing your ego until such time that it disappears while your heart, your mind and your soul sink deeper and deeper into submission into a sovereign reality, losing yourself in the process, and thus preventing you from getting inside that room. It is about not yet eating the apple being offered to you. It is about just waiting it out. This is the deepest you can bow down and forget about everything.

This is how you deal with the tension. Just get lost. And you will have freedom, peace and healing.

Revelation waits for an appointed time and you will be allowed to get in. It is a promise sealed with blood thousands of years ago, so as the sun consistently goes up and down and the moon is always up there and not here.

 

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Part of a Great Dance

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The air of being alone

can only be described

in a few lines of words,

spaced out, creating solitary gaps

in between lines. They know they exist.

They are quiet and patient.

They live by that existential emptiness

yet are not empty. A mysterious paradox.

They know they are small parts

of a grand emptiness that is also quiet and patient.

They respect and understand the passage of time,

as they are aware that it has its role

to play in this universal theatre.

Because they also have their own roles

and participate in this great silent dance.

Everyone is. And being alone is

part of the dance.

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