...a Whisper from Morning Writngs in Ocala, FL (February-April 2018)
PEACE THAT PASSETH EARTHLY UNDERSTANDING
AN IMMORTALITY WITHOUT DEATH
(See Journal Notes-5/14/18-for MILESTONE)
What is anyone not? A dream of a shadow
Is our mortal being. But when there comes to men
A gleam of splendour given of heaven,
Then rests on them a light of glory
And blessed are their days.
Learn what you are and be such.
but enjoy to the full the resources
that are within thy reach.
for showing its face undisguised;
and often silence
is the wisest thing for a man to heed.
The days that are still to come
are the wisest witnesses.
In contempt of what is at hand
they strain into the future,
on the wings
of ineffectual hopes.
Learn the words of eternity.
Go beyond your tangled thoughts and
find the splendor of paradise.
That all that you do is sacred.
A lasting truce with yourself and God.
That all your ideas of right and wrong
Were just a child’s training wheels
To be laid aside
When you finally live
Whom the Beloved
Has written a holy message upon.
Why do you still
Throw sticks at your heart
That incites you to fear?
That every thought and action is sacred.
That there is anything
That everything you do
Today, by Hafiz. From the The Gift: Poems of Hafiz as rendered by Daniel Ladinsky.
Shared by miriam louisa here:
in always trying to be someone else
at some future time,
because the fact is,
you'll never quite get there.
Why not instead,
show up fully,
~Mark Van Buren
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