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

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Forgiveness Is

Forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past
                                                                Jack Kornfield, A Lamp in the Darkness, p. 36

walking down the road
left foot
right food
breathe in
breathe out

and then it is there
that memory of
that moment
that choice
that action

I want a mulligan, Lord
I want to go back
and make better choices
I want my past to be so much better

with less anger
fewer mistakes
fewer regrets

there are so many places where I could have
chosen more wisely
spoken more gently
behaved with more restraint

where I could have been more truthful

but I must let go
of that which lies behind
if I am to move freely into what is ahead

I must let go of my own failures
my own mistakes
and yes, I must let go
of the failures and mistakes of others

the past will never get better
but the future

is wide

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