Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Ultimate Prayer

Last night I dreamt I was praying to fully know myself
as awareness. And when I was waking this morning
I heard the words to what sounded like "The Lord's Prayer",
only it was a new version... a non-dual version.
It was so beautiful that I created the lovely backdrop.

Creator of heaven and earth,
You are me,
I am you.

prayer of a Navajo girl - early 20th century

Friday, December 9, 2011

You are the love of your life!

There is a lovely poem
that beautifully portrays
the realization that
you are the love of your life!

Love After Love

The time will come
when, with elation,
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror,
and each will smile at the other's welcome,

and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you

all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.

~ Derek Walcott
from Sea Grapes 1976

Looking For Love

A strange passion is moving in my head.

My heart has become a bird

which searches in the sky.

Every part of me goes in different directions.

Is it really so

that the one I love is everywhere?

The Love Poems of Rumi