Saturday, 19 October 2013

I want it all

I want to take it all in,
receive all,
hold nothing back.
I don’t want to see
only the beautiful,
the lovely, the nice.
I want it all,
the unpleasant, the dirty,
the mean and the unkind.

I want fullness, not partiality,
a heart bursting with delight,
gratitude and unrestrained joy,
and able to discern
truth from untruth,
generosity over stealing,
able to choose courage
in the face of fear.

I want fullness, not partiality,
to be able to receive it all
and smile as the Buddha smiled,
knowing it all,
seeing it all,
and being free from it all.

© 22 Apr 2013

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