“Through my love for you, I want to express my love for the whole cosmos, the whole of humanity, and all beings. By living with you, I want to learn to love everyone and all species. If I succeed in loving you, I will be able to love everyone and all species on Earth… This is the real message of love.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh
Star twinkles bridge
heaven & earth
for brief eternities,
before not going to
nor coming back
from cloudy mystery.
Going as a river
approaching fate, calmly.
Recognizing possible clear passages
as well as solid and liquid obstructions.
Breathing & smiling
In awareness, nature’s beauty
within & without ourselves
overwhelms limited perceptions
with exciting sights, sounds & sensations.
Without awareness, nature, to us
becomes as silent as one hand clapping
to a blind man.
Our deepest desire to achieve
collective consciousness’ potential
becomes obstructed by digressive stories,
hindering truly possible
full realization & unity to all.
Upon solid ground let us listen
to each other’s suffering,
with the intention to heal,
reconcile, & transform.
Patient diligence is necessary foundation
for bearing witness to ancestor’s greed, violence,
colonization, concentration camp tattoos, to name a few
which linger, continuing to fester; passed on to children.
Recognizing our collective vulnerability,
no longer finding fault in the other
and justifying behaving as victims
we are now free to face
imminent droughts & floods
of changing weather, together.
Love, understanding & forgiveness
give rise to spontaneous awakening
of your’s, mine & all’s consciousness.
From before their birth,
ancestors’ hoped descendants
would get across the abysses darkness.
It is now our time & challenge
to wisely cross that bridge
reaching the other shore of freedom.