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, July 20, 2014

Less is more

Meister Eckhart said, “The spiritual life has much more to do with subtraction than it does with addition.” All great spirituality is about letting go

This day
As with every day
I am tempted
To capitulate to the tyranny of more

Even as the sun gently climbs
And the stream gently flows
As breezes caress
And assorted bird sing

I am pulled by an odd force out of my
Into action.

Driven to know more, have more, do more

And all I end up with is less

Less love, there is no time
Less health
Less joy

Less Spirit
Less god

For the sacred is often best found in quiet and stillness

This day oh sacred one
Teach me to sit
Teach to breathe
To discover the divine presence

And give me the strength to let go
Off all I carry around
That robs me of life
That robs me of you

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