because you take life in your stride (instead
of scheming how to beat the noblest game
a man can proudly lose, or playing dead
and hoping death himself will do the same
because you aren’t afraid to kiss the dirt
(and consequently dare to climb the sky)
because a mind no other mind should try
to fool has always failed to fool your heart
but most (without the smallest doubt) because
no best is quite so good you don’t conceive
a better; and because no evil is
so worse than worst you fall in hate with love
—human one mortally immortal i
can turn immense all time’s because to why
One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
their bad advice—
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
“Mend my life!”
each voice cried.
But you didn’t stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world
determined to do
the only thing you could do—
determined to save
the only life you could save.
Who am I?
I want to know . . .
Then, a knowing that is unknowable,
Speaks to me in a voice imperceptible,
And discernible only in Spirit;
It lovingly explains to me . . .
. . .That part which seeks to know,
Is part of the illusion.
The true Self knows itself,
And is beyond definition and description;
Beyond the dramas and stages of life,
Beyond the languages of limitation,
Beyond the rotations of the universes.
It dwells in the sounds of silence;
Permeated within a symphony of eternal light;
Orchestrated by love, peace, and harmony.
That is the true domain of your soul.
Saturated in the “I AM” who leads and guides you,
And forever spreads its infinite rays of love
Upon all mankind …
As awakening flowers – reaching for the light.