What if I call pain’s bluff?
What if I look it in the eye and say
I am not afraid of you?
Do what you will.
You are only pain.
You cannot harm me, nor kill me.
For I am not this body with its
pinches, burns and aches;
the emotions with their
sadness, anxieties and rages;
the mind with its
frustrations, conundrums and confusions.
I am the momentum of the wave
conjured by a whale’s fin.
I am the resonance of the mourning dove’s coo.
I am the hangover from the lilac’s sweet intoxication.
I am nothing and everything,
I am Love.
Happy Thanksgiving, dear readers. I am grateful for you!
How perfectly suited to my situation of late! Thank you for expressing so beautifully the intention I feel deeply.
Happy Thanksgiving, Lesley.
Love ~ Lisa
“What strikes the oyster does not damage the pearl.”
I think this is Rumi.
I am thankful for your sharing.
Yes dearest Lesley! Love is truly sufficient in ALL things. How deeply graced are we to recognize this through our firsthand relationship with the Beloved!!!???
The chills of Shabda just went through me reading this! A perfect Thanksgiving! ?
Thank you for this Thanksgiving Day contemplation.
Blessings to you.
This is beautiful Leslie! Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.
I’ve been working with pain in the body lately….I’m thinking that even the word pain, so heavily weighted, starts the pain cycle, whether physical or emotional or spiritual.
It’s time for the new lexicon of body and mind.
What an inspiration! Happy Thanksgiving to you, dear one:)
Ah Lesley, thank you! This is so perfect and inspirational for me right now as I realise I have surrendered to pain rather than our Beloved. Melting into Love and catching that wave my new goal.
Happy Thanksgiving Lesley….and I too am grateful for you and the shabda you weave through your words.
Lovely Leslie. I always enjoy getting these. The words always come like a soft warm breeze over my heart.
The message you shared was Divinely orchestrated and received with Gratitude.
Thank you all for your kind comments. This message graced to me and for me has helped immensely, as have the facets that you have brought in about the topic. Love and blessings!