In the fall of 2007, I wrote a poem that touches on the main subjects covered by my book, Living the Paradox of Enlightenment. Without any further ado, here's the poem:
I wanted the world to be different,
so I told the world it could stick it!
But the only thing stuck
was the me in my rut,
a face so long you couldn't miss it.
Align the whole world to my wishes,
especially romantic kisses.
Only then will I choose
some delight, not to lose.
But this grand plan, it often misses.
In a new way, I found a new thought.
It truly shows what cannot be bought.
Acceptance is the key,
Only this brings the joy that is sought.
I now clearly see what I can do.
The gift of the now, it offers two!
Choose a smile or a frown.
Pick an up or a down.
Like magic it flows, matching my view.
Plant different seeds, take new action!
Don't be afraid, work with elation!
In the heart, what we sow,
we soon see in the flow,
automatic, divine reflection.
Though I do love the world as it is,
I fancy more caring and kindness.
Everyday a new start,
peace and love in my heart,
here and now sweet heaven arises.
God and creation are one, not two!
Like water and ice, they differ to you.
Diverse forms, nothing more,
all the same at their core.
All things divine, though hidden from view!
Can it be true, though hidden from you?
God's magic trick, to show up as you!
Both the good and the bad,
all the glad and the sad,
one Grand Spirit enlivens the crew!
Give the embrace, no matter the face.
At home and afar, yes, everyplace.
Rock and dirt, tree and vine,
she and he, all divine!
What is not God, I could find no trace.
Each part of God, like drops in the sea,
connected to all, what mystery!
A genuine embrace
of the whole human race.
The power to make new history!
I know that most consider it odd,
the mystic's view, its picture broad.
This fresh view, could it be?
With new eyes, now I see!
To love it all is to love like God!
Thanks for visiting my website! In truth, I honor your divine nature.
Written in 2007.