we can open the windows
and let silence in,
bird calls and wind in the grass
let us align ourselves with this
it has been patiently waiting
while we were dreaming
the autumn wind caresses the lake,
making little ripples of tenderness
birds swoop down, shouting with joy,
reeds and trees are swaying
wind, lake, birds, reeds
are all in love with you
and dance to remind you
to drop your imaginary baggage
and end your imaginary travels!
you have been home all the time
please be here with us
and dance with us again!
a dark pond in the woods –
over the years I’ve found out how to
still its ripples until
I can see the moon’s reflection:
by not doing anything.
Today I find myself
about to jump right in,
knowing I will dissolve
in the depth
where all knowing ends
tonight I dreamed
I was in love with a beautiful lion.
I knew I should be very afraid
but I decided to trust.
We lied in the dark and held each other very close.
In the morning she ran and turned
into a beautiful and dangerous creature again
jump into the endless glistening blue
sink beyond the multitudes of sunlit
movements and colors and forms.
In an ordinary ocean you’d now disappear
in a cold dark mostly lifeless abyss,
But in this kind of depth,
the deeper you sink, the more wonderful it gets –
it will be beyond your wildest dreams,
because this abyss is lit up by
something brighter than all suns
step aside and become quiet,
let this cat’s purr fill the universe
like each of these dew drops mirrors all creation
afterwards, you are free to resume your dream of self.
you are sitting in God’s lap and all is well,
even if you walk away from it,
but then it might be difficult to notice