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, March 16, 2017

Jump in

" My son, don't be satisfied with a drop of water.
You have to throw yourself into ... His stream. "
                                           - Bab' Aziz

so cautiously we walk through life
peering over our shoulders
at our littered pasts
regretful for too many things

peering ahead into
the vague future
anxious and worried about many things

and so we creep
like people
with spiritual PTSD

unable to fully enter into life
or love

struggling with our deficits
and too afraid
to be generous
to wounded to forgive

ah, but Sacred Presence (the Spirit)
it is ours to partake

don’t just dip!
Don’t just sample Sacred with
a cup
a jar
a pitcher

dive in!
it’s a roaring spring
but wow!
What a ride

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