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, October 18, 2016

Seeing Clearly

 “Perhaps the most "spiritual" thing any of us can do is simply to look through our own eyes, see with eyes of wholeness, and act with integrity and kindness.”
                              Jon Kabat-Zinn, Wherever You Go, There You Are

Our view is so often blurred

Distorted by
So many things

By the “truth’s” about ourselves
about the world that we learned at the feet of our parents

truths about ourselves
both good and bad
truths about others
truths about what is important and real

Distorted by messages
thrown about careless on FaceBook
through the media
messages intoned gravely and intently in places of worship

Ultimately we create our own realities
But it is not “our” reality
It is one given to us

And this reality leaves us trapped
By fear, insecurity, anger, hate, distrust

And we act accordingly
Unable to truly see the other
Unable to be open and vulnerable
Unable to act with generosity and kindness.

In spirituality, at its best
We come to know Sacred
Know ourselves
And through that clearing of the soul

We come to a clearer sense of our divine original
Our sense of our true self

And that sets us free
To see the other through the eyes of wholeness
To be open and vulnerable
To act with generosity and kindness

This is true spirituality
This is what the world needs

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