How We Fall In Love

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Beauty speaks

through the crunching sound

of dried leaves.

Alone and lonely on a long walk,

it makes so much sense.

I think this is how we fall in love.

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Soft Curve of Truth

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Knowing who we are

brings us to that soft curve of truth

that leads us to the very purpose

why we are here on earth.

This is more a heart issue.

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What Truly Matters In Life

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Raining, cold, and dark.

Autumn leaves. Silence.

They all are not lies.

They just made me realize

what truly matters in life.

And it goes deep.

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The Mystery of Being Alive

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The way I understand

the mystery of being alive

is the way I understand

how the ancient cold autumn wind

blows.

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A Meditation on Time

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Sometimes
time travels
life a floating leaf.

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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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