Sunday, November 19, 2017

Solitude, Unspoken and All That Is

Solitude is not something 

one hopes to have in the future. 

Rather, it is a deepening of what is in the present. 

If you do not look for it in the present 

you will never have it 


The Unspoken 

Mind speaks to mind 

with spoken or written words. 

When heart speaks to heart 

it is with words unspoken and unwritten.

Imagination helps one see 

further than the eyes see 

and hear sounds 

fainter than ears can detect.


The mystical task 

a person must set for himself 

is not to feel secure, 

but to be able to tolerate insecurity. 


As aging continues, 

insecurity makes a greater contribution 

to the process than it did before.

One may fail as an original thinker 

simply because his memory is too good. 

The remedy may then be to bypass memory 

and require that the unconscious feed the muse. 


This may require that 

one perceives unity in the roaring of the winds 

and the quiet song of of a tranquil pool.

How will you keep the fires in the hearth 

burning with the flames of creativity? 

By seeking through spirit effort 

for kindling to ignite.


On character ... 

without knowledge of 

or the ability to forge 

laws of right conduct 

you will not forge your character.


All That Is 

is a result of universal creativity. 

There is nothing dead in Nature.

Without intuition 

you will forever feel disconnected 

... or alone.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The heart, the mind and the sources.

When the time is right, make your meditations.
When another time arrives, perhaps then it is time to move forward
… or perhaps retreat.

You will know by your meditations.

Do not think before you dream, but dream before you think.
Do not request of your dream carriage a specific thought about which to dream.
Rather, let you dreams carry you where they will.

I you believe that you must think more than you must meditate your vessel is landlocked.
Consider then in your thoughts the far reaches of your journey;
all the places you may decide to visit, observe and experience.
Let not your mind dominate your heart with its mental contrivances
that say, “I am more important than you.”
Those are concoctions by the mind for the mind.

Such are the childish notions
that challenge the wisdom of your heart.

Search far and wide for the sources of your secrets
… and you will understand that those sources are within,
not without.

Search there.

Your heart knows of poverty and can wear it like cloth worn and frayed.
Your heart knows of luxury and can wear it like a warm coat.
It is your mind that knows only avarice.

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Wise Eyes


The wise move with confidence, led by their eyes,
while the fool uses rashness, false courage and tries
to walk in the dark looking only toward
that which his desire agrees to afford.

He knows there are pitfalls he surely must miss
for if he does not he can blame with a hiss
the Maker of Trails with whom fault surely lies
in thinking all walkers will have open their eyes.