Monday, October 21, 2013
Thoughts on Differences
Creator, breath and essence of the universe,
one does not need a way, or The Way,
to you because you are already as near
to us as our breath, you are right here, now,
washing through, about, around, within
everything, always and forever.
(I know this is anathema to many.)
That newly named space between the parts
of atoms is you, connecting all of us
through our constantly shared breaths,
through the stirrings of our hearts.
Not a thing, not a person, not anything
we can understand but something we
can connect with, if we let ourselves go
and fall free, arms wide, minds open.
* * *
sideways glances and shaken heads,
this is where I find myself more and more
often, now that I have taken this to heart.
We are all family, we are all part of each other
and can connect each to each if we could
only stop building walls that separate,
that divide, that focus on differences
instead of the life that binds us together.
* * *
Us and them, you and me, dualism spells
disaster for everyone because it leads to
comparison, competition and complaint,
to angry words and clenched fists.
The horrible turning of the back.
Look around, look at how everything
in nature lives together, thrives together,
depends upon each other for survival.
* * *
We should take a lesson from the earth
and stop throwing each other to the wolves
and then wondering why we are so alone
and in such a turmoil of stress and frustration.
Open our eyes, open our hearts and souls,
let us all be different yet precious and beloved.
As in nature, ultimately it will be our
diversity that strengthens and saves us.