Friday 31 August 2018

Being fearless

Being fearless
not always the
adrenaline-filled leap
on a zip wire or equivalent.

being fearless
is saying nothing
when the world
demands an opinion

being quiet
when the world
expects cries of outrage

being slow
when the world
requires hurried speed

being calm
when the world
is fraught with panic.

being fearless
is not going along with
what the world asks for,
trusting the inner voice of
‘wait’, ‘let’s see’
‘do nothing’.

© 29 Aug 18

Monday 27 August 2018

Now is the time

Now is the time
to let go the shackles
of being human.
Now is the time
to dance in the space
of eternity
our true home.
Now is the time.

Now is the time
to set free the mundane
thoughts, desires and wants.
We, who are free,
have no need of them.
Now is the time.

Now is the time
to hear the call of
the heart-bird
calling, calling
calling us home.
Now is the time.
Now is the time.

© 26 Aug 18

Tuesday 14 August 2018

Let them come

Let them come
let them come!
The wild and persistent thoughts
knocking at the threshold
wanting to be heard
refusing to be put down or

Let them come
let them in
the inappropriate and unseemly
the crazy, funny, solemn, sad.
Let them all in
they won’t be ignored.

Like petulant children
clamouring for attention
they need to be heard.
Let them play, shout, scream
fuss and fight
and settle in their own time.
They won’t be forced down
so let them be.

Embrace and accept them all
with a quiet acknowledgement
until they run out of steam
of their own accord.

let them go
let them go.
They are not yours
these animated, obstinate thoughts
let them go.
They are just words
blowing on the wind
just ideas
skitting across the sky.
Let them go
don’t hold on
they are just dreams
of the daytime
the open-eyed awake time.
And like night-time dreams
their reality is as solid
as unsubstantial dust.

© 13 Aug 18

Thursday 2 August 2018

The wind is wild

The wind is wild
demanding to be heard, felt
noticed, acknowledged.
The wind is wild
tugging at my heartstrings
longing for a dance.
The wind is wild
shaking everything loose
setting notions free
turning the world upside down.
The wild wind
is shaping our present moment experience.

The wildness in my heart responds
to the wildness of the wind.
Calling out my true nature
a free being
free as the wind.

© 28 July 18