This picture was taken in the woods where I frequently hike.
This rainy morning, as my son builds and designs imaginary worlds with blocks, I've been cleaning up the house while contemplating God. Who is He? What is He?...I've been thinking a lot about the Divine who I encounter, who has touched so many with His love and peace and light.
I decided to play around with some of my thoughts a bit in the form of a poem. I'd love your thoughts towards some of my ideas. Please pardon the form and the content...it is totally unedited. I just thought it would be interesting to get some people's ideas regarding some of mine...
As I mentioned this poem isn't really finished in its full, edited, form yet. I'm not even sure about its title ( I think it might come across as a bit sappy sounding, what do you think?), though that might not matter, because I'm really not planning on doing anything much more with it other than hopefully sparking some interesting conversations. I named it "Between Heartbeats" to convey the idea that God can be experienced in the present moment. That to be mindfully aware of all that is around us in the present, is to help cultivate our internal awareness of God and to spiritually encounter Him.I do hope you enjoy it :)
Resting, poised, charged with expectancy
For a glimmer of consciousness to enter in
Released from ego's subtle sin;
Ever waiting for the opportunity to set one free.
You are nothing other than Now
Buried beneath time's eternal brow
The Eye that is ever watching, ever seeing
The Knower of all things being.
Illusions and delusions you continually plow
A fruit, to be picked, by the Tree of Life's outstretched bough,
Succulent, the only thing that satiates a soul's appetite,
You are the rising sun in man's heart, burning bright.
From all things, you are made manifest
And all things being birthed from you are blessed
Before thought, before time you were
And forever more you will remain, ever pure.
Between heartbeats Your energy dances
In those moments lies our soul's chances
To plunge into the most blissful reality
A momentary union with He who is Eternity.
Thoughts? I'd love to hear them! Please leave them in the Comments section. Thank you!