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

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Take a walk!

Sometimes life is difficult
As arrogance and ignorance spill from the TV screen,
As plots are made that will pamper the rich
And crush the poor

As “leaders” call for us to take away health care
And put people at risk of death,
So they can use that money to create more weapons that kill people

Sometimes life makes my brain hurt
And my heart to

But sometimes I think I might make life way too difficult

I think
and ponder
and read
I plot and plan and seek to chart my journey to....

well, I am not sure where!
I certainly don't get there.

Perhaps what I really need to do is go for a walk
get some fresh air
try to smile

perhaps what I really need to do is just
right foot
left foot
right foot

just walk along the road in the frozen morning
admiring the white glittering beauty

Maybe just need to walk the through the day
as if I am walking joyfully through the woods
seeing what there is to be seen
who there is to be seen

Perhaps it is time to just
and listen
and smile
and read a book,
and have a cup of coffee with a friend

Perhaps it is time to pet the cat
Feed the horses,
"and whisper "I love you! I love you! to the whole made world" (Hafiz)

perhaps it is time to simply take a walk
and let tenderness
and compassion
pour from my heart

perhaps it is time to take a walk!

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