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, April 10, 2016

The Truth is not "out there"

"The truth is only veiled from you
due to its extremity of closeness to you

It is only veiled due to the intensity of
its manifestation
And it is only hidden from sight
due to the splendor of its light. "

- Ibn 'Ata 'Llah

the Truth is close to us
call it what you will
Spirit, Sacred, God

we seek forTruth
in Sacred tomes
through prayer and ritual, and meditation
through law and obedience
through ecstatic furor

our journeys take us into
strange and wonderful places,
and ominous and dark places  

and still we search
until coming home to our own souls
we find
that Truth was here all the time

we carry the truth within us
with all its portentous power
Truth glows and burns in our souls

so splendid that it cannot be contained
but leaks through the cracks and fissures of our being
into the darkness which surrounds us

even in the worst of us
the light glows and seeks release
and even from those of us most damaged and cracked
those delicious slivers of light emerge

we are the vessels in which truth lives
we contain the light
and if there is to be light and truth in
this world full of hate and anger
distrust and enmity
cruelty and brutality

if the light is to shine in that hideous darkness
we must be the ones
who release it

we are the light of the world
believe it
live it

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