Place everything you can perceive— Everything you can See, Hear, Smell, Taste, Or touch, upon the altar of this moment and give thanks.
It is over so soon— this expression, this single moment of your precious life, this one heart pounding itself open with fear or wild joy,
This one breath rising in the cold winter air smoothly and gently or coughing and sputtering.
Bow, while you can, before this one taste of afternoon tea warming its way to your belly, or the fragrant orange exploding its sweet juice in your grateful mouth.
You have to love the antics of your mind, imagining life should only be sweet. The bitter makes the sweet; and life is both. It is whole, like you, before you think yourself to pieces.
Place this moment’s pain and confusion on the altar, too, and give special thanks for such grace that wakes you up from sleeping through your life. Pain is greatly under-rated as a pointer to Unknowing, yet greatly over-rated when taken as identity.
In this one moment, your eyes meet mine and there is a single looking. What is peering from behind our masks? Can it touch itself across the room?
Place your palms together; touch your holy skin. In another moment it will shed itself. What will you be then? What were you before you had two hands? What are you now?
You cannot capture That and place It on the altar of this moment. It is the altar, and this moment’s infinite expressions, and the Seeing, and its own devotion to itself.
You are That.
This was the final excerpt from The Altar of This Moment << back to Fourth excerpt
“Some of his poems are as if he’s consoling God for what’s happened to his creation”
Meanwhile, someplace in the world, somebody is making love and another a poem.
What if you thought of it as the Jews consider the Sabbath—the most sacred of times?
Many on the spiritual path rightfully long for a sudden point in time when a shift happens
The seed of life is within us all, our dance here is mundane, strange and wonderful.
Where do you see a window you can open for a subtle sacrament to slip into your day?
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