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

Friday, September 30, 2016

the prey

For thirty years I sought God.
But when I looked carefully ....

I found that in reality God was
the seeker .... and I the sought. "
                                           - Bayazid Bistami

I think I have always sought to find that Sacred
To connect with Sacred Power
Sacred Hope
Sacred Love

But I must have a short-attention span
All too often I suddenly realize
That my attention is clearly

On success, or money
On political candidates (yuk)
On my past
My future

So many things
The Sacred just gets lost

And then
I am found
In the sun coming over the edge of the earth
In a text from a friend
In a mountain top breaking through the clouds
In calves playing in the field

Suddenly the Sacred is there
In my face
“Hey!  I’ve been looking for you”

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