Sunday, April 30, 2006

There is a way of being in this world

there is a posture
of
prayer
so deeply
centering that
it collapses everything
that would distract
us from without
into
its selfless
core

there is a way of
being in this world
that
surrenders in the midst
of
the vortex
and
"allows
Soul to hold the control"

there is a gravity
a compelling pull
an irrefutable imperative
that beckons to us
calling us
home to
our best selves
those selves
that
open the door
in the
middle of the night
when
the wind is howling
and the
fire is low
to offer a stranger
solace and
supper
without
hesitation

there
is a breath of hope
in this world
that
causes the
new mother
to move from the bed of
comfort...
that gentles the
spirit of
the self-indulgent
CEO...
and
silences the training...
the instruments
of war 
the young soldier was
equipped with...
and causes him
to
go to
battle with
hatred and
intolerance
using  mercy
and compassion
as
his
only tools
of
salvation

there is
a way of
living in this world
that
honors the divine
in a kiss
that prays in the
midst of
laughter
that
recognizes
the sacred in the
irreverent
and that
loves
without
measure

there is a
way of
being in this
world
that
gives
even
the
forsaken
radiant
room
to
live
and
live
abundantly






K.

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