awareness

Feel Free

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These words are
Not my own.
Own nothing.
These are agreements upon meaning
Born of silence
That speaks when still.
Transparent being
riding light and wind.
Resting no where.
Always sensing itself
In the other.
No other.
None other than
It’s self.
Trying to collect
Pieces of home.
Peaceful home.
Broken apart.
Each part
A part of itself.
Impossible task set upon
To feel useful.
No need.
Nothing needed.
Only being.
Human being.
Setting free a movement.
Calm waters.
Peaceful planet.
Feel free.

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In This Communion

“Power and cleverness call forth admiration but also a certain separation, a sense of distance; we are reminded of who we are not, of what we cannot do. On the other hand, sharing weaknesses and needs calls us together into “oneness.” We welcome those who love us into our heart. In this communion, we discover the deepest part of our being: the need to be loved and to have someone who trusts and appreciates us and who cares least of all about our capacity to work or to be clever and interesting.”

– Jean Vanier, Becoming Human

Being Aware

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“When we lose awareness of and do not meditate on the existence of suffering in all things, we can easily be pushed around by passions and desires for worldly things, increasingly destroying our lives in the pursuit of these desires. Only by being aware of suffering can we find its cause, confront it directly, and eliminate it.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh