The wind rattles at the window
saying “Wake up!
Leave everything important behind,
come out and play!
Come, run with me
Let your most precious thoughts
fly out behind you –
I shall catch them and hang them on trees
to be blown away with the leaves one day.”
Now, leaves are falling.
and clouds never learnt the idea
of being solid.
We had to learn our troubles.
Come outside and breathe:
each breath is the only breath
in this instant, the first breath
never before, never again.
Everything is fresh and new:
don’t forget to be surprised!
A baby claps her hands and laughs with delight
at a thousand new things
Don’t grow old and bored of loving,
throw away the habit
of telling stories that dull the senses.
again and again.
Dance now because
everything you have
you will lose one day.
This is the best reason to dance!
Let life be like clouds
soft and magnificent
enjoying a wild transformation.
The birds are having a marvellous time
riding on the wind today.
Look at the sky!
Don’t tie yourself down
to anything which is no longer alive.
When the wind comes to rattle your windows
open them up and fly.
Be happy and free.
This is your moment:
Don’t attempt to fit it
into a familiar dusty box.
The great mysteries have been waiting
far too long
for your presence
for the salute of your attention
for your joyful celebration.
Breathing formless into form,
form into formless,
be the crazy one
in love with nothing.
Be the one who, losing everything, can’t stop laughing,
who hangs their precious thoughts on trees
to be blown away like leaves.
Be that one who listens to the wind and smiles inexplicably,
blessed by every breath, saying
The world has become a dream
the layers blurred and mingled.
When I don’t feel G-d
in every heart beat,
I am lost in the mist –
I walk through this city
in a body made of space;
I can’t find any place
that I am – or am not.
The senses flow unrecognised,
erased of meaning;
My story floats unreachable,
beyond the stillness.
I think I have forgotten
how to be a person.
I move amongst people a stranger,
There’s a place from where the Soul comes –
to which we all return
I know us each so intimately,
so inseparably there – I have become
“Look at the moon,
breathe in unseen
sounds of light – moving,
watch the wind,
feel rain on skin –
Let love find you.
There is a silence
in all things – meet life
Turn to the world empty handed;
Listen to the beauty
everywhere – waiting
to be spoken.
Fill the deepest holding
of your heart – now
all the blessings.”
There is a fire that burns in the heart
It never leaves.
Can you feel it?
Everything is turning into light
Everything is turning into love.
With every breath the fire glows brighter
It reaches out to envelop the whole of existence
Whatever we gather
One day we must let go
The infinite spiral dance of thought
shouts and whispers, if we follow
draws us outward;
Paints a web of untold dreams
perpetuated by relentless desire,
Blinded by insatiable longing.
Transcend the attachment to outward attention,
dissolve into silence, remain unseen;
Turn back to the stillness from which you arise.
Never outside of this, but here
in the breath; In the warm beating heart.
Bathe in all-pervading consciousness,
that infinite hum of light;
The pulse of awareness
Oh sweet, Sweet untouched
Residing beyond intimacy,
Indivisible from time or space;
Sacred one – It is time to come Home.
You broke me open a thousand times
and each time healed me
until the pain of becoming tender
was sweet as nectar.
You sent your breath like a hot desert wind
into my deepest unknown
and I entered into your cave.
You walked with me in my sleeping
and in my waking laughed at my surprise.
I am becoming softer
I am becoming stronger.
I am opening like a gentle river
Ancient flowing – Spirit moving
I breathe in – I breathe out
Ever drawing closer.
The journey continues
I a child among mysteries
Heart beating to the rhythm of every cell
I am a living being.
You can move through me
I yield like clouds
but in my heart is a lion’s roar.
Searching for those spaces
The pregnant emptiness between what has been noticed
This is where we might catch ourselves
You and I, He and She
Beautiful ones, all.
We have travelled inwards
Drawn meaningful breath
So now we can let go
Breathing out, we are breath
All boundaries dissolved
In the expansion we give birth to now
We have discovered
The space has always been here.