Tag Archives: willingness

I Do Not Walk Alone

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Whatever it takes to awaken,
this is what I will do,
and this I swear to you:
I will do what needs to be done,
hear what needs to be heard,
speak what needs to be spoken,
write what needs to be written,
build what needs to be built,
heal what needs to be healed,
love what needs to be loved,
forgive what needs to be forgiven,
release what needs to be released,
receive what needs to be received,
create what needs to be created.
I give thanks for the teachers, mentors,
wise ones and guides
who always show me the way
as I am ready to receive their guidance.
I am grateful for my fellow travelers,
forever reminding me that
I do not walk this path alone.

All Ecstasy

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It doesn’t take long
when you’re willing.
If you can just sit,
and feel, and breathe,
if you can just be present,
if you can listen,
and see,
if you can be open,
and allow…
The whole Universe
will offer itself completely to you
like the lover
who has been waiting
forever
for you to wake up
out of a coma,
and who is just
so damn excited
to see you alive again…
it’s all ecstasy
from here on out.

Let it Begin

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It begins with a willingness
to sit, to settle
and to look inwards.
Here all parts of the self are welcome.
Here all feelings, all thoughts,
all perceptions, all sensations
are allowed to be
so that we can see
and know who and where we are
right now.
It is not an uphill battle.
It is not a trial by fire.
What feels like battle
is the unwinding of years
of conditioned existence.
What feels like fire
is the intensity of the mind
that wants to resist
the waves of space
arriving on the breath.
When we sit and settle
and notice without judgment
the magic can begin–
the magic of appreciating
who and what are where we are
right now,
the only place, the only moment
we ever have.
Don’t wait.
Summon your courage
and your willingness to sit, to settle
and to look inwards.
Let it begin.
Let it begin now.