Let yourself be silently drawn to what you love.
Be strong then, and enter into your own body.
There you have a solid place for your feet.
Think about it carefully! Don’t go off somewhere else!
Kabir says this, just throw away all thoughts of imaginary things,
And stand firm in that which you are.
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing,
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase each other
Doesn’t make any sense.
The One you are looking for Is the One who is looking.
St. Francis of Assisi
“Be patient toward all that is unresolved in your heart
Try to love the questions themselves.
Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given
Because you would not be able to live them.
And the point is to live everything.
Live the questions now.
Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it,
Live along some distant day into the answers.”
Rainer Maria Rilke
THE BREATHING PLACE
It must be built by following your instinct,
as a seal finds its breathing hole in the ice,
by letting yourself go into moments that pull
like a magnet to North.
You listen quietly until you know the moment, its song,
while it pulls a place in you and like the seal
you may find an Eskimo spear poised to strike you as you listen.
Then, you visit your breathing place where some moments
come, are lived quickly, and go.
Others visit for years and are still not over.
You must visit daily so the path remains visible
as the doubts of others try to entice you
to be their breathing place, try to make you forget
the place you have struggled to find.
Awareness cleaned my mind
To a polished mirroring.
The presence came near, and I knew
that was everything,
and I nothing.
The moment you have in your heart this
extraordinary thing called love and feel the
depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will
discover that for you the world is transformed.
I long for You so much I follow barefoot in Your
frozen tracks that are high in the mountains
that I know are years old. I long for you so much
I have begun to travel where I have never been before.
there is no one in this world who is not looking
for God. Everyone is trudging along with as much
dignity, courage and style as they possibly can.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud
was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Relax into who you really are.
You are magnificence itself.
Let go of resistance to everything,
And what remains is the perfect flow Of effortless Life.
What you are unwilling to feel Remains as tension,
Grows into addiction.
Restore the capacity to feel fully,
To allow the experience without flinching,
And the addiction, the gnawing, the tension, Dissolve. Rest here and things are simple.