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

Monday, February 26, 2018

what is beneath

We waste so much energy trying to cover up who we are when beneath every attitude is the want to be loved, and beneath every anger is a wound to be healed and beneath every sadness is the fear that there will not be enough time.
                                                                        Mark Nepo

What is it all about
Those words, that behavior,
That way of thinking?

People (not just kids)
Say the craziest things
They behave grandly, and poorly

they believe strange and not so wonderful things
and have an addiction to extremes

what is behind it all?
What drives people?

Understanding what is behind
And beneath
Is the beginning of wisdom

And also the beginning of compassion and kindness

What wounds are hidden by the anger?
What loneliness lurks deep in the soul?
What fears leave that person depleted and helpless?

Can we take the time to find out who that person in front of us is?
Can we take the time to wander deep within ourselves
to where the hungry demons roam?

Can we find our best self,
And reveal it?
Can we find that precious soul in front of us
And accept it?

Is this not
what it means
to be a Sacred Child?

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