I can't stand this another minute! In addition to the poems available here, I have compiled a book with all of my poems arranged in four categories: Scriptural Extensions, Interactions, Perspectives on Time, and Personal and Meditative. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. When I am happy, I see absolutely nothing wrong In this world. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. The conditioned and Name-and-form, All are flowers in the sky. My Lord, How I wish I could count The number of times You have made me, My heart, my entire being, Happy In a very celestial way! We are dropping soft, secret love bombs when no one is looking: Poems Hugs Music Photography Movies Kind words Smiles Meditation and prayer Dance Social activism Websites Blogs Random acts of kindness We each express ourselves in our own unique ways with our own unique gifts and talents.
It can also be a lovely way to end any meditation practice as you come back into the world. Until now that has not happened but it does not settle the question. No two trees are the same to Raven. Now as we watch the seasons change Lord, teach us how to live And how to share the joy of life And all the gifts You give. Think of chaos as dancing raspberries, imagine grief as the outbreath of beauty or the gesture of fish. To my Father can I go? In the twinkling of an eye You will be inundated With inspiration.
God has only one task: To make us happy And keep us happy. Perhaps most importantly in this case, poems can also be grounding and soothing and might just Reading poetry is a wonderful way to invite your mind to relax and expand as you settle into your meditation practice. Is it in the blue sky? You will be able to shine In the galaxy Of happiness-stars. May the Coming One return to Earth From the centre where the Will of God is known Let purpose guide all little human wills - The purpose which the Masters know and serve. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. Happiness Is A God-blossoming rose. My happiness comes and goes In waves Precisely because my God-surrender Is not complete.
A happiness-heart Knows how to blend And how to bend At any time. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you. Tell me, what else should I have done? There are no travelers on the river-road, and no road. The heavy cloak of the body is always getting torn. By Naomi Shihab Nye Let Your Light Shine Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. And have you changed your life? Something good is going to happen to you May you find harmony between your soul and your life May the mansion of your soul never become a haunted place May you know the eternal longing that lies at the heart of time May there be kindness in your gaze when you look within May you never place walls between the light and yourself May you be set free from the prisons of guild, fear, disappointment and despair May you allow the wild beauty of the invisible world to gather you, mind you And embrace you in belonging M. My mind, You can do so many things.
May my feet rest firmly on the ground. My tasks lie in their places Where I left them, asleep like cattle… Then what I am afraid of comes. My soul advises my heart Always to remain happy, No matter what happens In my outer life. God in His Love doth condesend To give to each weary one The future joy laid out for them No finite mind can understand. Quick now, here, now, always-- A condition of complete simplicity Costing not less than everything And all shall be well and All manner of things shall be well When the tongues of flame are in-folded Into the crowned knot of fire And the fire and the rose are one.
And every ray of light to warm And beautify the flowers? Happiness-sky is waiting for us. Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth. The aspiration-heart Wants to unite the world To see God happy. Happily every morning My heart reaches out Towards the Will Of my Beloved Supreme. Therefore when you look for it, You become further from it; When you seek it, You turn away from it all the more.
God happily and proudly Helps us When we want to turn Our stumbling blocks Into stepping stones. Standing tall in turf unwanted, Spreading mane in wind, undaunted. I come into the presence of still water. Rivers are pleasant, and of course trees. Just think of the enormous progress You have made Since you have been In the spiritual life. I cannot escape having ill health.
Hold this fierce lion in your hands, For all the world it still commands. Happiness lies always On the path Of God-serving opportunity. If you run away With the freedom of your mind, Soon you will find your happiness-life Nowhere. Poetry has a unique and innate ability to slow down time and connect its readers to the fabric of life. Tell me about your despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. ~ Danna Faulds Let yourself fall.
The outer run Makes our mind and vital Very happy. I still takes a long time to get out. Happiness Is not only within us But is also universal. You'll see two glints in the dirt. Ecosystems of passion and romance.