One cannot rush winter
one cannot make the earth warm
the buds blossom
the sparkling rains fall.
Each experience inhales and exhales
its own perfect breath,
the lessons within the moonless nights
and pelting hail.
Spring is already here!
In this moment
the sun shines golden within,
the robins chirp
and the morning glories burst forth.
All with one glance
in the Beloved’s eyes.
I love your insight. Rushing never works, but it’s what seems to be most common in this pinda world. I have been reading Lao Tsu recently and one of his underlying themes is the power of surrendering to the laws and will of the Way. As you mention, it’s all inside — whatever weather or viewpoint we choose.
Like so many of your poem, this is one for the “refrigerator door.” Thank you for sharing.
I wanted to also mention that as I read your poem, something that came to mind almost immediately is our tendency to “rush the gates of heaven,” as the Master puts it. We want all the gifts that will one day be ours, but there is so much to learn and experience — so much more of winter, before the spring, and we can no more hurry our spiritual progress than we can rush the blooming of a rosebud into full blossom. Winter gives us “icy, icy patience,” a key benefit to any spiritual journey. Again, thank you for this treat, Lesley.
Thank you for these lovely contemplations, Rudy. So true, that “icy” patience really helps whether we’re desiring the end to a long-term karma burn, or life in the lower worlds altogether. We really can leave those desires in identification and soar in the higher worlds.
Thank You Lesley for sharing your delightful Spring poem. Your words bring forth a beautiful season from one on to another. Also enjoyed the Spring photo which so joyfully brings to light a new season.
Thank you, John. We really are so blessed by the lessons these season impart, so many reflections of our journey on high.
Spot on, profound, beautiful, uplifting, a treat for my day. Since I began receiving The Inner Adventure, I have kept them all in a folder. After spending time in my contemplation book, this one will happily join the others. So graced to know you, Lesley, and to benefit from your outflow. So looking forward to your next book!
I am graced to know you too, Leslie. You are a a shining star. Thank you for appreciating these bits the Master brings through. The encouragement really helps me in putting it out there. And the book should be available in just a few weeks.
Lesley, Especially with rain pelting down today in Connecticut, your poem on Spring
was perfect. I enjoy your blog and just finishing “All In For Love”, which is wonderfully
on target. Thank you for channeling the love of the Master.