• Poetry

    Dig Deep

    In those moment when you can’t see a way forward
    through the darkness and confusion,
    breathe all the way through to the ends of you fingers and toes.
    Notice your aliveness,
    your awareness of that aliveness.

    Don’t be afraid of the shadows in the dark night of your soul.
    Embrace that darkness,
    lean into it.
    Bring the light of awareness,
    your light,
    into the dark.

    The shadows call for attention and recognition,
    they call for love not rejection.
    Give them the attention they seek
    don’t hide from them.
    You can’t hide from them.

    Breathe deep and boldly move forward
    one foot in front of another,
    even if that boldness is full of fear
    don’t let fear stop you.
    Don’t become a slave to doubt and fear.
    See that they are arising and falling as naturally as you breathe,
    as naturally as happiness and joy
    or sadness and sorrow.

    See that all that arises is fleetingly held in the sweet embrace of your being
    and then dissolves whence it came.

    So dig deep, belly breathe through ALL of life’s experience
    one foot in front of another
    without reference to past or fear of future.

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  • Poetry

    When The Chatter Ceases

    When the story drops away
    When the chatter ceases to be
    When the drama and ups & downs dry up
    When the endless dissatisfaction and seeking stops
    When the feeling of next, next, next is gone
    What are you left with then?

    This
    Just this
    This that is everything and nothing
    This that is life

    Everything that you once knew
    Or thought you knew
    Cease to feel relevant

    And yet here you still are
    Aware
    Alive
    Here

    Its a leap into the unknown
    A free-fall in life
    Nothing to hold on to
    Nowhere to put a stake in the sand

    Fresh in every moment

    No past
    No future
    No next
    No present
    No now
    Just This

    Beautiful, alive Isness

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  • Poetry

    Freedom to Freely BE

    I don’t require you to be anyone
    to turn up
    switch on
    to be someone

    Here in this space
    I have no use for concepts and opinions
    assertions and knowledge
    here in this space we can just BE

    Be as we are
    naked and vulnerable
    strong and fiery
    broken and lost
    angry or sad
    joy-filled and blissful

    or nothing at all

    Here in this space we can explore the depth of humanity
    traverse the fields of experiencing
    sit in this divine Isness of life

    but most of all be free
    free to be
    free to be without attributes
    free to be whatever and whoever we are
    free to sink into this moment
    again
    and again
    and again

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  • Poetry

    Just for a Moment

    Keep letting go
    that dogged determination of seeking
    whether it be experiences and pleasure-seeking
    better and more ‘stuff’
    vaster and deeper knowledge
    more experienced and valued skills
    let it all go
    just for a moment
    and experience this moment.
    Experience what it is to live life as awareness
    unadorned with the commentary of the mind
    theres nothing to get rid of, no bad thought
    all must be held in the tender embrace of acceptance
    for the real blossoming of life lived in truth and freedom
    to be recognised as your birthright all along.

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  • Poetry

    I Am

    I don’t have any designs to be a teacher,
    or even a student,
    to be anything or anyone.
    I simply am.

    Living this life in the present moment of pure grace and spontaneity,
    meeting each and every moment with the fullness of my heart
    and the truth of this moment as I know it.

    Never is there anything to be rejected or avoided,
    never is there anything to be clung to and grasped;
    all is perfectly playing out on this stage of experiencing.

    For who am I that can possibly DO any of this,
    who could claim any ownership of this moment?

    What this isn’t is some spiritual pose,
    some ‘way’ of being.

    This is just a description of what naturally happens
    when the dropping of all pretences,
    the dropping of any held view,
    the total openness of Sahaja,
    the natural state,
    when What-Is is.

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  • Poetry

    Embracing Life

    Look at the world as if you know nothing,
    don’t draw any conclusions
    about what you experience,
    or who you are.
     
    Innocently move through life
    experiencing what is
    without the burdens of ideas,
    judgements and conclusions.
     
    Take each moment a fresh,
    knowing that this moment will never be again.
     
    Lovingly embrace each experience of life,
    how lucky we are to have the play of life
    grace us with its beauty and light.
     
    Embrace all, reject nothing –
    see that you are the master of none but the father/mother of all.

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  • Poetry

    Stand in Truth

    I stand in truth.

    Can I accept that I may be judged,
    I may be questioned,
    I may be ridiculed?

    Can I accept that,
    can I be brave?

    Can I stand in my own truth,
    without qualification and explanation?

    Can I stand sure,
    knowing that it’s the right thing,
    it’s the only thing?

    Can I stand in truth,
    unashamedly without reason,
    and with no excuse?

    Can I stand up for mySelf,
    stand tall for the realisation of my very being?

    Can I stand up for the truth of my own reality
    that I know so well,
    so intimately?

    Can I live my life without the influence of shoulds and should nots?

    Can I say to hell with it all and be as I am?

    Can I stand in all my glory,
    warts and all,
    honest and vulnerable?

    Can I accept all of it,
    every aspect of me,
    every aspect of life,
    can I embrace it into my heart without exception?

    So I stand in my truth
    and in turn encourage others to stand in theirs.

    For it’s the most loving thing I can do for myself and others.

    Drop all the games,
    all the masks,
    all the pretences,
    all the false concepts and notions,
    drop it all.

    Stand naked and open,
    don’t hide your light.

    Let reality, truth and honesty be the guiding movement of life.

    Let the truth of your being shine through.

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  • Poetry

    This Suffering Will Pass

    I feel your pain, your suffering.
    If I could, I’d tell you that this will pass,
    just as the clouds pass in the sky,
    just as the ripples of the dropped stone disappear,
    just as the passing wind that rustles the tree leaves,
    just as the forgotten pain of yesterdays cut finger,
    just as the heartbreak of first loves breakup,
    just as the treasured childhood wellington’s long outgrown,
    just as the wishes of birthday candles past.
    Don’t hold on, for this too shall pass.

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  • Poetry

    Awareness

    No questions
    No answers
    No effort
    No doing
    No practice
    No deciding
    No letting go
    No coming
    No going
    No descriptions
    No disconnection
    No suffering
    No story
    No universe
    No god
    No you
    No me

    Awareness is aware

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  • Poetry

    Just Stop

    All these thoughts whirling around in your head
    The whys and hows and what ifs
    The past regrets and plans of the future
    The shoulds and the should nots
    Just stop

    Stop holding on to them
    Stop giving energy to them
    Stop indulging them
    Stop pushing them away
    Stop trying to fix them
    Just stop

    There’s nothing to be figured out
    No puzzle piece that needs to be found
    No magical understanding which will make all of this make sense
    Let go of all these thoughts
    Keep letting go all day long

    Abide in that which is aware of all these thoughts coming and going
    Stay there
    Stop going to the thoughts as if they’ll be the answer
    Stay where you are
    Could it be so simple?

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  • Poetry

    Before Everything, You Are

    I AM before all concepts,
    all thoughts,
    all emotions,
    all senses,
    before all that the body and mind experiences,
    before all of this,
    and yet all of this is contain in and as me.

    I AM indefinable, words fail.
    I go looking and the one that is looking
    disappears into the where looking is happening from.

    I AM immeasurable, ineffable silence.
    This silence is not silent,
    it’s not empty,
    it’s not a lack of sound,
    it’s an indescribable silence,
    beyond words.

    I AM that.
    You ARE that.

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