Heartbeats

 

The Heart beats
the first beat

I turn my clock upside down
wind it to measure infinity

I delve deeper
reach for higher
I laugh and I cry
at my own self
with open eyes, with open heart
embracing my fear

The Heart beats
the second beat

I learn songs
forgotten words
the distant might of my blood

I find the sun within
and friends
at the eve of battle

I find the drum
and its heart
I find the Source
and the sacred flows through me

The Heart beats
the third beat

In the deep dark
of the unknown
in me
there is a light that never dims

The Heart beats.

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To remember one’s self

The most profound experience in life is to remember one’s self. To remember that at the very heart of everything that is your self though you might not want to identify with all of it – that is, your body, your thoughts and emotions, your fears and hopes, your social circles and aspirations and pains of the past, your failings and well-farings – in short, the whole book of your life…that at the core of this mess there is something solid, unbreakable and timeless.

To understand this while you still live is to touch the sacred. Everything in your complex self comes to a very different light through such an encounter – the encounter with your own being that is within you and yet grows from something utterly alien to your human nature.

To act upon this understanding and to shape your self so that it resonates with the pulse that flows from your being – that is the most important deed you can do in this life, and that is what you must do unless you want to live a lie.

The next time you look at the stars in their distant light, remind yourself where you come from. When you live remembering the truth of your self, you are already among them.