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

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
Sacred love
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

wide open

as Sacred Presence glows
in an autumn

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