Simple Truths

Grief
Nicked bone deep on the edge of Life

Anger
In the fire, finding the wisdom of God

Sadness
Tasting the sharp sweetness of the sting of Life

Fear
God’s veil,
The secret to His child-like hide-and-seek game

Love
Finding God in Yourself
Seeing God in the World

Happiness, Peace
Trusting in Yourself
Falling back into the Support of the Universe

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The Beloved’s Deepest Desire

Stop. Look around.
Pause on the road of life.

In doing this,
You fulfill God’s deepest desire in you.
This is the true worship.

See
the colors of the trees.
Smell
the earth in rain.
Breathe in
the striking beauty in cold sparkling white snow.
Feel
the Beloved’s message to you in a friendly touch.

Stop. Look around.
Pause on the road of life.

See
The secrets of the universe in the play of babies,
See
the Beloved’s blatant love letter to you on a simply smiling face.
Smile
with the pearl coy moon graced with its sliver twinkling dimple.

Stop. Look around.
Pause on the road of life.

Breathe.

See.

Feel.

Affection is the form of worship the Beloved loves best.
You wondrous lover, you!
It’s never one-sided.

Stop. Look around.
Pause on the road of life.

In doing this,
You fulfill the Beloved’s deepest desire.

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Where To Find God

Where do you find God?

What if
You’ve never seen God?

Where do you look?

Call for him in your darkest, most painful moments.
He never fails to come
To the call of your stinging, deep emotion.

Make an image of Him
In your mind
To touch that who is Everything.
Cry on His shoulder.
Laugh with Him.
He is the Friend.

To the One who is Everything,
Faith is meaningless.

Where do you find God?
First, I found him in the most harrowing places.

Then,
I found Him in Poetry,
I found Him in Silence,
I found Him in a Child’s Eyes,
I found Him in Gratitude.

I found Him Dancing,
I found Him in a Drummer’s Spirit,
I found Him working the Cogs of Pain,
And I found him weaving the way to Simple, Constant Joy.

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Greatness In Love

Greatness, even in success,
is in Love.

Go against the grind,
hard, patient, and gentle!

Does God struggle for success?
No.
See His content, endearing smile?

And what should we do to live a content life?
Trust, and then marvel!

Struggling for God is
An innocent and
conscientious
mistake of position.

Don’t be fooled!
Remember whose hands your hands are.

For the more we struggle, the more Time
softly steals
the important things from our fingers.

And the more we Love, in all things,
even as we reach for success,
the more we see God in all things.

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A Secret to Seeing God

A man once looked into the cradle of his baby girl.
Her eyes shined with light.
His heart grew wide in his chest,
for the first time in his life.
In her beautiful slate blue baby eyes,
he thought he’d finally found the path to redemption,
away from his angry father,
away from his mother who never seemed to care.

He didn’t know what a mistake he made in that moment.

He mistook this feeling of love
for his own redemption.
He didn’t know what this really was.
This was simply God looking at God.
This was the freshness of God born anew,
as she is again and again and again every day.

As he looked into the baby’s slate blue eyes,
He thought
he could do so many things
to be better,
to be a better man,
to prove to the world
that he was good.

He didn’t know.
He didn’t know the hell born of trying to change the past,
the sickness grown by being a reaction
instead of a steady soul on his own ground.

This well-meaning man made a huge mistake.
He saw God in the eyes of a child,
and he thought he could do things with her
to save himself.

There is no doing.
There is no becoming better
when you catch a glimpse of God in form
and feel your heart expanding like a galaxy.
In that moment, the only wise road is appreciation.

Revel in the effulgence but don’t try to capture it or use it.
The second you try to hold it for yourself,
it’s gone.

Oh, Loved Ones,
here’s a secret of seeing the Divine
again and again and again:
When you catch a glimpse of God in form,
Recognize the expansive feeling in your chest
only as a great and simple gift of the Divine.
It’s not a call to act
but a wonderful invitation to enjoy.

Never mistake a finite form for the essence of God.

Now when you see the light of god in a baby’s eyes,
remember,
there’s nothing you should do to keep it,
for you are already good.
The reason you can recognize it
is because you are of the world,
and all the world is God.
God is alive in your heart, too,
and so there is nothing you need to do to be better.

Here, here is your own ground.
Written here
is a secret to seeing God.

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Trust Returns

I was dragged to the edge of death.
I survived.
The worst thing in life, worse than dying,
Is losing trust in the world.

It’s worse because
you’re still here to suffer alone,
surrounded by people.

No one can give it back to you.
No matter how much you want it,
No one, not even angels, can do anything to convince you
That you can trust again.

Only God can.

God Does.

What is there to fear
When God surrounds you
Inside every atom,
Every pattern,
Every silence?

Fall back
Into the support
Of
Creation Itself.

Someone once said,
“I trust what I have not seen,
For all the things I’ve seen.”

Yehi hai Bhagwan.
This is God.

Good Friend,
Sudama’s Krishan,
Mother,
Life,
Reassuring Silence,
In All things.

This is God.
God is Here.

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Follow Me, Hard

Silence
Beauty
and Surrender

All these are intertwined
On the path to You.
On these golden steps
Live me!
Lead me to you!

A dying man once said:
Follow God, follow Him hard.
Hard.

What is this life for
Save for the joy and tears in that?
Lead me to You.
Hard.

Sometimes I tremble in my desire for You.
Ravish me with the vibrant gold of Life.
Blow my mind away with the Silence of the deep, black Universe.

We’re way beyond waiting for permission, Love.
Jump me and roll me across silken sheets in your gentle way.
Show me that it’s safe to forgive.
I’ll dance to you.
Blow warm kisses on my cheeks, and bring me back to myself.

My breath catches.
I’m alive again.
My breath quickens in my desire for You.
My heart is on You.
I’m following You, hard.
Show me the way, Love!

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