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

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Emotional Housecleaning

Leave your front door
and your back door open.
Allow your thoughts
 to come and go.
Just don't serve them tea....
                             Shunryu Suzuki

You would be amazed
at how many high school boys you
could stuff into a VW Beetle (back in the 1960’s)

you might also be amazed
at how many random thoughts
you can stuff into a human brain!

all those worries!
about things done and not done

all those angry thoughts,
and fearful thoughts
all those “lists”
all those regrets

it’s a wonder we can pick our heads up off our pillows
our heads are so full

when it comes to thoughts
we are nothing less than horders

it is not that thoughts are bad
but when we can with us so much junk from the past
and carry so much stuff about the future?

well lets just say I (personally) often must find my way
along narrow paths among the piled up garbage
I invited my thoughts to tea
they stayed for dinner
an are now sleeping on my couch!

how about you?
A little unnecessary company?

Time to let go of a lot of old garbage
Half eaten regrets
And piled up guilt

time to get rid of all those planning calendars
over which we worry and fuss

time to be in this day
in this moment
with the person right in front of us!

with room in our emotional and mental house
to dance to the music (of Sacred)

I hear some where it is now officially spring!
Spring cleaning anyone!?

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