…NAKED IN GRACE
STILLED ON THE TARMAC
DECLARATION OF “CLEAR!”
~ Lao Tzu
Empty your mind of all thoughts.
Let your heart be at peace.
Watch the turmoil of beings,
but contemplate their return.
returns to the common source.
Returning to the source is serenity.
you stumble in confusion and sorrow.
you naturally become tolerant,
kindhearted as a grandmother,
dignified as a king.
~ Lao Tzu
you can deal with whatever life brings you,
and when death comes,
you are ready.
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UNSULLIED UNFETTERED CORE "...the Quiet Answer..." "... luminous clarity..." September 3, 2018
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BECAUSE WHATEVER IT IS
---IN UNSULLIED, UNFETTERED CORE---
BE LIVED, MOVED BREATHED BY THAT!
ALONE WITH THE ALONE
IN/OF/AS THAT WHICH CANNOT CHANGE*
*Rather than focus on what needs changing…
turn attention to what cannot change.
Some say that my teaching is nonsense.
Others call it lofty but impractical.
But to those who have looked inside themselves,
this nonsense makes perfect sense.
And to those who put it into practice,
this loftiness has roots that go deep.
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and in thoughts,
you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.
~ Lao Tzu
The Enlightened Heart …
...in the Foreword, Stephen Mitchell, the editor says
“… Most of what we call religious poetry is the poetry of longing:
for God, for the mother’s face.
But the poems in The Enlightened Heart are poems of fulfillment.
They were written by the Secret,
who has many aliases.
all these poets have found themselves inside the circle--
some of them a step within the circumference,
some far in,
some at dead center.
you can talk about the circumference.
But really, there is no circumference.
Everyone, everything, is joyfully included …”