Saturday, October 25, 2008

Now is the Time

Now is the Time
Now is the Place
Here is the Moment

Beginning
Experiencing
Allowing

Experiencing
Living
Experiencing

For it is only this Way
That The Way can be Seen
It is only this Way
That The Way
Can be gleaned

And if We only Can be Present
For just a short While
Then Let's Be there Fully
And Let's Be there While
The moment is recognized
The moment is Clear
To be seen
and be Felt
To be claimed
and to hear

And then later
We'll notice
When It's time to Heed
A moment that needs tending
Which is then brought to seed
To water
and then flower
and hence to reseed
thus connecting the moments
connecting indeed

And when we connect them
we become more aware
And Awareness
is the answer
And it's becoming
Less Rare

Friday, October 17, 2008

Pictures of Christ, Incarnations and Representations


When My son made his First Communion, We gave him a picture of Jesus. It sits on his desk, along side his lap top, and his mug of pencils and pens.

Every time I go into his room, I am drawn to it. 
It's called "Head of Christ."

 This Particular Incarnation really resonates with me.
 
Resonate: to relate harmoniously : to strike a chord

The eyes draw me to him, and I feel loved. He looks, to me, like someone you might see on the street, or in the grocery store or on the soccer field or a yoga class.
It makes me feel a sense of Deja Vu.
                
But
 There are Many, Many Incarnations of Christ:

 The Christ of Godspell
 The Christ of Jesus Christ Superstar 
The Christ of The Passion of Christ

The Christ in the Christian Church
The Christ in the Mosque
The Christ in the Buddhist Temple

And we too
are incarnations
of Christ Ourselves
Being Different forms

And They
The Christ on the Street
The Christ in the Grocery Store
The Christ on the Soccer Field

They
Are Incarnations of Christ,
Themselves

For
Every Artist's Incarnation
Every Artist

Each Unique.

Every Christ on the Street
Every Christ on the Soccer Field
Every Christ in The Grocery Store

Every Christ
In fact
in the Yoga Studio

Every Incarnation
Every Representation
Each Unique
But Familiar
But Resonant

Ourselves in Another
Another in Ourselves
                                                                                                                        
          
              

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Wondering Aloud



Wondering Aloud
Wondering Again
Growing and Learning
I can not pretend

It is not my destiny
To sit this thing out
It's my responsibility
to find out about
myself and my areas
that need fixing up
and to drink till I'm full
from the overflowing cup

The cup that allows
all needs to be met

The cup that holds nary a
seed of regret

but a cup
that's refilling
and we owe it no debt.