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[Mar. 11th, 2011|03:50 pm]
I went to a meditation group last night in Oakland. After we meditated the instructor read a poem. I liked it so much I wanted to share!

It's called The Dakini Speaks by Jennifer Welwood

My friends, let's grow up.
Let's stop pretending we don't know the deal here.
Or if we truly haven't noticed, let's wake up and notice.
Look: everything that can be lost, will be lost.
It's simple--how could we have missed it for so long?
Let's grieve our losses fully, like ripe human beings,
But please, let's not be so shocked by them.
Let's not act so betrayed,
As though life had broken her secret promise to us.
Impermanence is life's only promise to us,
And she keeps it with ruthless impeccability.
To a child she seems cruel, but she is only wild,
And her compassion is exquisitely precise:
Brilliantly penetrating, luminous with truth,
She strips away the unreal to show us the real.
This is the true ride -- let's give ourselves to it!
Let's stop making deals for a safe passage:
There isn't one anyway, and the cost is too high.
We are not children any more.
The true human adult gives everything for what cannot be lost.
Let's dance the wild dance of no hope!

I hope your day is spectacular.

[User Picture]From: jim_villa
2011-03-23 06:37 am (UTC)
i like this poem a lot. thank you for sharing it with me. it made my day better.

hope you are doing wonderfully and wish you were hurr
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[User Picture]From: Timi Roberts
2011-07-20 02:06 pm (UTC)
Ms Honnie...it's been far FAR too long since we have last chatted...we need to fix this!
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