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, April 14, 2013

The Immortal Self

And now
for the emotional weather report
cloudy with chance of storm
perhaps a tornado or two
even a hurricane

I become a mess

at the center of the storm
the eye
a sudden low

powered by negative

the most powerful kind of self-centeredness
is not greed or arrogance

it is insecurity
self depreciation
it is focusing on yourself
and blaming yourself

its being overwhelmed with what you have not done
or what you have done
or what you should have done
or should have been

in that place
things are dark
and we feel separated
and utterly alone

everything that comes our way
is a sign
of impending doom
a indicator
that worse is yet to come

but somewhere
underneath it all
is the immortal self
the self that is created by God
touched by God
inhabited by God
perhaps is God (the Spirit)

somewhere deep inside
is a sacred center
 a place
where we can find God
and yes
find ourselves
and find ourselves as connected to others

and in that place we can find our feet
once again on solid ground
we can find shelter from the storm
we can find



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