This day, this moment,
this is my Torah,
The pain that clamps my heart
the joy that makes me fly,
these sacred lessons
written on the invisible parchment
of my days—
they crucify me
and resurrect me.
They part the sea
of my false being
so my true one
may pass through.
This friction between how I act
and what I know—
this is the unadorned parable.
In its negotiation
lie my own loaves and fishes
my blind self finally seeing.
In the sticky mud
of the ticking minutes
of my days
I place my hand
on this holiest of books
and vow to the Beloved
that I will uphold truth,
the highest truth:
that all is God
and He is me.
This life, my sacred text.
the true holy war,
which, like Arjuna,
I must pull out my sword
Very lovely and profound!
Thank you, Bob. All kudos to our Beloved.
Without question, this is one of your very best! Thank you. It truly made my day. Rebecca
Thank you, Rebecca. I’m so happy it touched you. I just never know what will happen when I send these out in the world.
Beautiful! Thank you!
Thank you for reading and commenting, Karl.
I love this! So beautifully written and palpable to my soul as I read it~
Thank you, Nancy. I love that, “palpable to my soul.” That’s what I most want in my days, for the true teachings to be so real I can touch them.
These lovely words touched my soul in the most deeply meaningful way. Much love, thanks, and many blessings.
Thank you, Stephani. I’m so glad this touched you, definitely the Master’s grace at work. It’s wonderful to “see” you!
Beautiful! And at end I was confused… what exactly is the narrator slaying?
Thank you, Sheila. The narrator is slaying the moment, not in the sense of harming it, but of mastering it. Maybe it’s a bit of a sports term, when an athlete will I say, “I slayed that,” meaning she dominated it. Hope that helps.
OMG, Lesley, this IS sooooooo BeautyFull and Resonant with My Heart of Hearts. Thank you for sharing your precious Gifts and Blessings.
Thank you, Christine. I’m so happy this resonated with your “Heart of Hearts.” That’s beautiful!
Your beautiful poem captures the essence of Jesus’ teaching. It saddens me to see so many who call themselves Christian misunderstanding his message. When he said the father and I are one, he meant just that. And, he taught, if each of us lives the life he told us about, we too would realize we are one with go. The Isha Upanishad teaches “All belongs to the Lord.” And that includes us.
Thank you for highlighting your view of this journey we are taking together. You have a way of opening a new window thru which I can view and embrace each incredible moment. Much 💘.
Thank you, Monica. I’m happy to hear the Master speaks through me in that way for you. We are so fortunate to be continually reminded, when we are willing.
Beautifully said, Bud. Yes, it’s so true that the essence of Jesus’ teaching was so inward and powerful, as is the essence of all the great texts. We are fortunate to SEE beyond the dogma imposed on them, so we may partake of the Truth. Thank you for your lovely comment.
Exquisite, every word rings true, resonates with the days I walk through as well. Thank you, Lesley, for your deep listening, inspiration, and commitment!
Thank you, Holland. I see that commitment in you as well. Ever inspiring!
Simply wonderful ‘This life, my sacred text’ What an invitation to be present to truth in each moment. Thank you!
Thank you, Chloe. That’s beautiful what you say: “An invitation to be present to truth in each moment.” That will definitely be my goal today, and forever.
Thank you, Trish.
I simply love the way you bring such vivid symbolism. It takes me to a deeper place where only clear metaphors can deliver truth. Many thanks for sharing — that’s both brave and kind.
Thank you, Rudy. It did take some bravery for me to post this. I didn’t want to offend those who really believe in the power of the great books. So far no ill feelings. Whew!
Thee speaks profoundly to my condition, and immediate moments
I’m happy to hear that. Isn’t that the truth for us all when we listen inward. Thank you!