The Path of Humility and Weakness
The elders described the path as Revolutionary and rebellious
The ancestors said that it was a path to be tread cautiously & carefully.
The leaders said the path was filled with grit and gumption
The wise saints said the path was of detachement
However in your heart a song whispered,
A song none had heard before
Because it could only come to you, whose name it was made for.
Your heart said
The path is of humiliation and weakness
Of destruction and subtraction
Of simplicity and reduction
Because only when we are humiliated & weak
Do we really open
Till then we’re being incredibly smart with our lives
Spiritually, intellectually smart
Too sorted, too put together
Something has to break down all our smartness
For us to Break Free!
And only when we truly Open
Does Life Pour itself into Us
Fully, Merge into our Being!
And Leave a simplicity
And the Unknown Beaming!
You’ll fall in your own eyes,
You’ll fall in the worlds eyes,
The world will fall in your eyes
But my Love!
In the Eyes of Love
And you’ll finally learn what it means to be Real, Caring and perhaps Honest!
Just pause, maybe even for a second and feel the warmth in your heart.
A warmth that belongs to All Life! Some call it gratitude,some compassion, Heart, etc.
That’s the most beautiful thing about Wisdom, Beauty, Truth and Love is that it doesn’t belong to any one of us.It’s always from and for the bounty of Life
At the Feet of this Mystery, as it reveals itself deeper and deeper, I find Love at its very core, I find myself utterly human, my very real insecurities, my constant battles, the ever present tension of the world and helplessly so. There is a strength in that, in holding it all together and surrendering. An exquisite tenderness and freshness, moist eyes and hands grounded, as hard as iron.
The sooner we acknowledge that we’re failures at this thing called life,The easier Grace can take over, And take over it will.
When things seem rough, and the absurdities of life seem to take control. When All else fails..
Go to your heart. In genuine surrender. Just, Pause, maybe even for a second and feel the warmth of your heart.
An address From and For the Vagabond
Am looking for the one without an address
I keep searching, I keep asking around
No one seems to know where the friend is tonight
Although he did give me his sign and this road-map and asked me to find his whereabouts
Yet, in just the way he said it
I knew that in actuality he didn’t really want me to find him,
You see,he never had an address.
He wanted me to Just BE where I am and Meet him there.
He was Always Right here, Ready to meet and Lavish love!
And yet as is the way with Lovers, we chase
So I set out,
Traveling with an open hood
The breeze flowing through me, in me
The vast mountains, the open road
The one without an address, without coordinates beckoned
At long last, At the 100th Dawn i gave up
As the night fell and the next morning rose
I Settled everywhere, finding home in everything and everyone
Losing and building my world afresh with each breath.
I never did find him
But he did, He Found Me!
He always does!
We’re winning my friend. Do you See?
Giving into the Heart is the greatest thing we can do my companion.
Surrendering into the Unknown.
We end up touching the lives of people we may never meet.
Faces we may never see, voices we may never hear,
It’s the greatest victory!
Yes you’re imperfect, so am i. Yes we fail, yes! we fall short, Yes! we ache tirelessly.. Can we still offer ourselves the resoluteness of tremendous kindness? Your life demands it of you!
Because seeing one instant from the Heart of Beauty renders it all Whole!, beyond repair.
No matter where you are, whatever you’re doing, however you are. We’re winning my friend, Do you see ? Rejoice my companion, Rejoice! We’re winning my friend. Do you See?
The East Wind
The east wind blew upon me!
Its breeze gentle yet firm.
The East wind blew,
And it took away everything with it
It stole everything from me
I was left penniless, opinion less, defenceless
It left me however, with a freedom and quietness
A freedom so Vast and wide that nothing could ever contain it
A freedom so few desired
Quietness so tranquil
Quietness in total equanimity with all that is
Quietness everyone rebelled against
It was as if I was born again
It took everything with it
And left me Here, at peace
The East wind still blew about
Now, no longer so dangerous
The East Wind is all the Grace we need!
At the Heart of the Unknown
An open loving adventure our life is,
At the Heart of the Unknown
I lit a fire I cannot douse
Diving into the cool, calm depth of Being
I found Eternal Life.
At the Heart of the Unknown
I found a Freedom i knew nothing about.
At the Heart of the Unknown
Where all things go to die
I found My own Infinite Safety
I told my heart when am with you am safe,
It responded, So am I.
To learn to live like a new born baby is maybe the greatest challenge we as human beings will ever encounter. To hold the fact of existence with absolute love, like your looking at it for the first time, there’s an innocence and a freshness in that which we all have inside of us.
A joy without outcomes, an intimacy with feelings of fear, abandonment, rejection, destruction which isn’t based on running away or shunning them away. A life without calculations, a heart fully present, eager to learn without distinction and boundary.
To give yourself to the craft of the moment, to the craft of YOU!.. each moment. Where every road leads to life and learning. Where celebrations, quietness, play and creativity are paramount and second nature.
A baby.. that is enveloped and cradled in the warmth of Life! Even as it pours outside the window, We’re Safe!
When all of us breaks, a totality is born. Quiet, from nowhere, that which hasn’t had its coordinates in time and space before. And for some weird reason it completes itself each and every instant of life.
The flow of the river of Love,moves quietly silently. Takes you to places inside you didn’t even know existed. The price to be in this flow is a surrender, a surrender born beyond the confines of limitednes, an exhaustion for which giving your all is required.
The perfect Destruction. There is no way here, everything just is. By destroying itself, everything completes itself. A true annihilation renders itself complete. This is something we shall never understand.
When we start communicating through our beings everything is heard clearly. We don’t need talk so much. Our beings are ancient and understand perfectly all things subtle. When the Being (The deepest aspect of ourselves) speaks to Being there is very little space for misunderstanding and misinterpretation.
There’s a symphony here, which doesn’t need conversation. One being coming in harmony with another that is what we are all sent here to do and be.
Then for the first time we realize how little our tongues matter. We awaken to a tongueless way of life and aliveness!
To the conversation-less symphony that life is.
It’s been a while since i updated a blog post.
The last 10 days i was on an intense hike around the Annapurna circuit in Nepal. it was incredible.. but one of the most challenging things i have ever done in my life. Doing something so outside anything i have ever done, opened new doors within me.
It changed something inside of me once and forever. I can’t pin point what though. It’s a mystery. I remember reflecting this morning that each time one travels, the same one who left mustn’t return. Something else entirely must return. That is a true way to Travel, to die each and every step of the way.
Speaking of death, I almost died twice on the trek due to some very stupid rookie mistakes. When you encounter death so closely a humility is born within you that no one can give you and it reorganizes everything with the eyes of Love.
Everything feels so different internally and yet it is the same body.. It feels like a new universe has arisen inside of me. If we watch closely we see that new universes arise and die within us each time not in some big grand way but in small daily things.
I don’t what lies ahead and where this will take me and what implications it has, but it feels like life will never be the same again.
It’s a mystery each step of the way.. Might as well enjoy it
Cheers to all your travels too my friend. Love you!