Posts by paul

You Came Here to…..

You Came Here to…..

“You are not here to find love, nor to be greeted by happiness at every turn, nor to be showered with kindness, nor to be celebrated by all, to forever remain a child. No. You came here to create love out of war. Your soul willingly left its blissful place beyond all troubles to descend into a stifling frame of bone, blood and flesh. Why? Because only here can inner strength be forged by...

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No longer want to be better….

No longer want to be better….

In my heart of hearts, I no longer want to be Better than you Smarter than you Thinner than you Prettier than you Faster than you Stronger than you More accomplished than you More creative than you A better mother than you A better friend than you Better educated than you ANYTHING more than you. I want to walk this path Side by side In awe of who you are In awe of what your gifts are To see you...

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No Artist is Pleased

No Artist is Pleased

There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost.  The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine How good it is Nor how valuable it is; Nor how it compares with other...

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One Dance to do…..

One Dance to do…..

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Totally Crazy

Totally Crazy

I kick my own ass and wash my own brain. I push my own buttons and trick my own pain. I burn my own flags and roast my own heroes. I mock my own fears and cheer my own zeroes. Nothing can stop me from teasing my shadow. I’m full of empty and backwards bravado. My wounds are tattoos that reveal my true beauty. I turn tragic to magic and make bliss my duty. I honor my faults till they become...

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Wild Fire

Wild Fire

It is not that we hide from the small,cold things at the heart of us, but from the raging Heat of a wild self  that loves this world without apology & how do you live like that without setting your whole life on fire? Wild Fire Brian...

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So Many Gifts

So Many Gifts

There are so many gifts Still unopened from your birthday, There are so many hand-crafted presents that have been sent to you by God. The Beloved does not mind repeating, “Everything I have is also yours.” Please forgive Hafiz and the Friend If we break into a sweet laughter When your heart complains of being thirsty When ages ago Every cell in your soul Capsized forever Into this...

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False Certainty

False Certainty

It is easier to see problems in someone other than oneself.  We all know people who knock on our door with bibles.  They’re very certain. They are living in their certainties, but if we look outside our own worldviews, and look at beliefs distant from ours, it can begin to open our minds. The wise person starts asking, “How does this problem apply to me?” Where do I have a similar belief...

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Walk on

Walk on

Good morning Grandfather I entered this life a ways back And put skin on to walk two-legged On this creation And what a glorious time it was It taught me about breath And about sense and feeling And caring through my heart And I walked on Around that red road Looking and trying to understand more About the Mystery And the secrets she holds And you spoke to me Through the wind And you sang to...

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Be As You Are

Be As You Are

Nobody doubts that he exists, though he may doubt the existence of God. If he finds out the truth about himself and discovers his own source, this is all that is required. “God dwells in you, as you, and you don’t have to ‘do’ anything to be God-realized or Self-realized, it is already your true and natural state.” Just drop all seeking, turn your attention inward,...

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