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

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Beginners Mind

MY LORD GOD, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. 
from the "Merton Prayer"
life is a matter
of endless beginnings
we do not know
how it will go
But as we are blown forward
by the wind of the spirit
not knowing where we go
not understanding
from whence we come
(John 3:8)
over and over
and over
there are beginnings
and endings
and beginnings again
each moment
each choice
is a chance to be 
a new creation
and thus we need
a beginners mind (Suzuki Roshi)
and accept these
endless beginnings
with a mind that can let go of that from that past
that does not bring life
and embrace
the newness that lies before us
to discover
that which has not yet emerged
new creation



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