Friday, 27 October 2017

Hokusai says look carefully.
He says pay attention, notice.
He says keep looking, stay curious.
He says there is no end to seeing.
He says honour the snippets
Of now that make up time
Like fragments of a photograph
With many unique colours
He says meet your ageing body
With grace, its soft skin rippling
Like the sea breeze
Over a glassy surface
He says keep changing
Letting go of conclusions
To allow space to grow into
More of who you really are

He says get so stuck
That the inertia
Driving you crazy
Becomes a teacher
He says repeat it,
And suffer, as long as
Your choosing stays of the servant
And not the Master

He says be who you really are
With no apologies
Creating environments
Where you shine

He says everyone of us
Is frightened.
Everyone of us has to find
A way to live with fear.
He says if your world was created by you
And how you perceive yourself
What does this say about
What you think of yourself?

How do you need
To perceive yourself
To see the magnificence
Around you?

He says everything is alive–
Cities, buildings, people, bikes,
Mountains, trees, wood,
Rock and water is alive.
He says everything has its own life.
And everything that is seen
Lives inside us.
He says live with the world inside you.
He says it doesn’t matter what you do
It matters that you care.
It matters that you feel.
It matters that you notice.

It matters that life lives through you.
Contentment is life living through you.
Joy is life living through you.
Giving is life living through you.
He says don’t be afraid.
Be here and let life
Take you by the hand.
Let life live through you.
- Inspired by the poetry of Roger Keyes.
Chinese proverb (edited by me)
If there is dark in the soul,
there will be disharmony in the person.
If there is disharmony in the person,
there will be disorder in the house.
If there is disorder in the house,
there will be conflict in the nation.
If there is conflict in the nation,
it will extend to the world.
If there is light in the soul,
there will be beauty in the person.
If there is beauty in the person,
there will be harmony in the house.
If there is harmony in the house,
there will be order in the nation.
If there is order in the nation,
there will be peace in the world.

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Pure channel

I sit still and frozen
With my heart glowing
Allowing the frost to thaw
Down to the all-knowing

Warm mist dissolves
Into the thin, clean
And potent
Winter air

Radiating light
And what is true, while
Reaching out to
Connect with you

This captured moment
Is captured power
Calling forth pure intention
For this whole hour

Calling on delight and joy
And grace and truth
Of the one Source
To clear and transmute

The clinging shadows
The dangerous paths
The disowned guests
The howling wraths

For Chi moves to where
Attention is placed
And so in this moment
I clear this space

Blessing you
In your surrender
That the most humble
Meets the most high

In the name of he
Whose palm cups the white light
Of a billion
Clusters of stars.