Songs for Home

And the song rang out ‘midst the silence of the lodge

I have sat in the pews of hundreds of churches
Praised your name-Praised your name
I have greeted Mecca more times than I can remember

I have sat in the Zen-do with Buddha
And you came you came
So many sutras I’ve sung
And posed ten thousand asana
You were there

Before I channeled the avatar-
You counseled, “I am with you here, too”

My pilgrimage followed many roads
Climbed many mountains, sought hundreds of gurus
You walked, climbed, sat and listened in all of them

“You wish this road today”
You said. “A lovely color, a brilliant hue
It is true, it is true”

Yet I changed, looked to another,
You said,
“This will do, this will do”

Now I sit midst the darkness and heat-
The roads converging, the red, the green, the winding.

My shoulders gently held
Stay here
Was the feeling

My heart was all I heard

I was home.

— Paul Reynolds

You’ve sought it everywhere,
but you’re already there.
Home-the flowing river
of the heart. Love holding
you in close embrace.  It’s
not a place, but a state of being, grace received and offered back.
Home-the
taste of truth and refuge
—Dana Faulds

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Posted by | Paul Reynolds
In addition to teaching yoga on the Island of Kauai, Paul is the facilitator of the Living the Question Blog - a repository of wisdom and inspiration. Paul also produces and hosts the weekly Le Guru is You Radio Show, showcasing everyday gurus.

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