Primitive religion is not believed, it is danced!

Arthur Darby Nock

Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
And only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.

Elizabeth Browning

Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Empty Soul

"How many times has your soul felt empty
and then maybe, a temple for all near you became? 


How many times has my soul felt empty?
Perhaps a better question might by
how many times has it not?

Of course I am a dramatic kind of guy
who rarely shows passion
but often feels passionate
about life
about God
about love

but all too often
my soul feels empty
and I?
well I simply feel tired
 tired and alone
barely able to crawl out of bed
and face another day
and it is all so 
I am slowly coming to understand that we create our own suffering
we become attached to our cravings
our desires

we all have our unique desires
for love
or success
or influence
or power
it doesn't matter what we desire
we become attached to those desires
and then
we don't get there

and the gap between what we desire, and what we have?
therein lies the pain
and thus is born
the empty soul

St Augustine once said, “Our hearts are restless until they rest in Thee (meaning God)
Rumi has a phrase that goes “The only real rest comes when you are alone with God”

The only cure for the empty soul is God
fullness can come
it comes when we hold on to God as tightly
 as God holds on to us.


“All you want is to be happy.  All your desires, whatever they may be are a longing for happiness…Desire by itself is not wrong.  It is life itself, the urge to grow in knowledge and experience.  It is the choices you make that are wrong.  To imagine that some little thing, food, sex, power, fame, will make you happy is to deceive oneself.  Only something as vast and deep as your real self can make your truly and lastingly happy”
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