Saturday, October 10, 2015
The Sacred is Out There (and in here)
The whole purpose of your life is to make yourself
ready to understand what God is, what your
fellow man is, what the nature of man is, what life is.
Now coming to a still greater secret of life I want
to answer the question: ... how can we grow to read
and understand the message that life speaks
through all its names and forms?
The answer is that by the opening of the eyes you can see,
things ...so by the opening of the heart, you can understand things.
As long as the heart is closed, you cannot understand
The secret is that, when the ears ... and the eyes ...
of the heart are open, all planes of the world are open,
all names are open, ... all secrets, all mysteries ...
are unfolded. "
- Hazrat Inayat Khan
how do we come to understand
as it lives within our souls
as it gently blossoms in the heart of another?
how do we find that
thin thread that connects us to
that which forms us and gives us breath?
Ah, we must be porous
you and I
ears and eyes
and hands wide open
heart wide open
as Sacred Presence glows
in an autumn