JOY: The Journal of Yoga



poet praise:

the concentration of faith

a book of devotional poetry

by nashid fareed




introduction

 

life be blessed that these words continue to write themselves through me in poetic form...

Certainly, one of the most important occurrences of the spiritual life is the realization of its discovery: when one realizes (in a way that is real to them) that there is the spirit and soul as part of their human existence; when one realizes that there is a spiritual journey to be taken and lived if one will accept such invitation; when one realizes that there is a sacred worship and practice of goodness if one will surrender and live such. But often, for many reasons, too many people become content with the mere discovery of such, and live (actually limit) the beautiful bounties of the spiritual life to a plane of their discovery, rarely moving beyond the limits of the range of experiences defined by their initial discovery.

This book is offered as an invitation to some, a reminder to others, and possibly a support to all, to embrace the realities that await those of us who will pursue and live the spiritual life beyond the bounds of its discovery: those who are ready and willing to travel the length of their spiritual path and deepen to expand the expanse of the spiritual reality in their life. The poetry of this book explores a way (among many ways) to sincerely seek such through the concentration of faith...

 

that which thou lovest, o man,

that too become thou must.

god if thou lovest god

dust if thou lovest dust.

-- Sufi saying

 

 

the maintenance of faith

is the responsibility

of the believer

 

 

 

(to humans seeking faith)

so what of my eyes would you have me see

that you yourself cannot see

why would you want to see with my eyes

when this life delivers you the opportunity

to develop your own sight

for the breath of life, the breath of god is in all

and within such breath is the beauty

and within such breath is not only that to be adored and loved

but also the spirit to recognize its being in all

for beauty sees beauty and is invisible to all else

beauty is seen by beauty and is invisible by all else

and for all that there is to be seen in this world

what can you see

that is more than being beauty

(you being beauty)

and of the all that is to be seen

of what you can see

what is less than beauty

of all that is real and true

the beauty of life (in god) is one and all

even if its all is made distinct to exist

as different forms

in this world

there is none but god

 

some may say

isnt it enough to have faith and be faithful

and be ever believing and very believing

(in goodness)

(in god)

if you would settle in your practice of excellence

then you need not for me (or anyone else)

to say what is or is not enough

but if you live the practice of your excellence without compromise

by your own sight would you see

the importance of the concentration of faith

to make every act of your faith

every repose of your faith

every breath of your faith

every motion of emotion and attitude and spirit

(of your faith)

to make your every being in, of, and through faith

a being more focused upon the path of true faith

and faith true and purified and in essence

with the expression of the essence of what is one

for should the purity of such faith be

expended on the focus of distractions or illusions of this world

or relished for selfish pride and perceived joys of believing

or other things not of god's intention for such faith

or rather should not the purity of such faith be

devoted to the pure service of and surrender to god

and by such pure service and surrender

will abound the will of god to be shared with others

and with others shared in the service and surrender to god

may this world be more of a true and living reflection

 

of the essence of what is one

 

with such as the possibility awaiting to become

lays the call for a concentration of faith

for the maturity of personal faith breeds

in the manifestation of service and surrender

shared to others

in the manifestation of service and surrender

shared with others

that the cycles of service and surrender may continue to abound

and the example of prophets and great believers be

the common service and surrender of all who are true

for the call to excellence is the call to all who are faithful and true

if we will only purify our belief

and, in and through faith

answer the call

 

(which manifests in ways beyond faith)

 

why search the horizons and expanses of empty space

for that which is already within the grasp of your hands reach

so much within you that it is you

that you need not even reach for any thing

to realize its potential to be (and succeed)

the any thing of every thing we encounter is a reflection of our self

all the issues we encounter are manifestations of challenges unresolved

within

the problems you meet are only outward expressions

of the problems you maintain

in hope that by resolving the problems you will move closer to resolving your self

your being

for if the truth be told

much of what you live for is not worth the life you=re living

and why should you wait till death

to not realize the worthlessness of your existence

why should you pass a worthless life

when the opportunity to live a worthy life exists before you(now)

and the opportunity to transcend your worthlessness

to become worthy

(now)

 

excellence is measured in the fulfillment of what is better

instead of settling for what is less

 

i stood before the mirror of my soul

whose reflection is unwithholding of the truth

whose reflection is not always pleasant nor gentle

 

but a benefit offered for those willing to shed the excess

of their illusions

but there i stood

assured and uncertain within the same breath

and alone within the meditation of my form

already committed to walking the path of right living

yet not fully content with my realization of my soul

for i felt there was more for me to be

knowing that i had not yet reached the fullness of my being

(if there is such a thing)

(or being)

and somewhat impatient to fulfill the all of my purpose

although being so young in the fulfillment of this (my) life

but yet i stood before the mirror of my soul

humble in wanting a path to my fuller becoming

and in staring upon my reflection, my reflection dawned upon me

a greater form of truth than i had hoped to realize

 

it is sufficient to be that which resides within your purpose

and to compare your being to no purpose and no thing

for there are steps by which to progress along the road of excellence

and the fullest fulfillment of excellence

is manifested in the humble being

whose step is active in intent, yet guided by forces beyond

whose every step is appreciating and manifesting of the bounty it is

for with each step made in the guidance of the forces beyond

is the potential treasure of you becoming

a being where the beyond becomes within

(you)

and as the beyond becomes within, blessings will paint

 

the phases of such transition

of such realization, of such manifesting of life

for when the beyond becomes within and the within becomes beyond

the secret of all life and all being exists as perfect balance

within and beyond you

but the apparent end is better achieved

by the progression of steps upon your path

step by step, in time and in measure

with your present state of growth

it makes no sense to seek the fullest potential of your being

if you are not being the fullest present of who and where you are

there is no worth in pursuing the all of all that you will be

if you are not being the all of the parts you presently are

no sun will set before it rises in the sky,

no moon descend before it reaches the depths of its heights

and no seeker of the spiritual path should seek to complete its call

before it has sung all the notes of its song

in its right progression

 

so sing with all your heart, and mind, and body, and soul

but in rhythm and in persistent active patience

(balance)

 

and what of faith could i share with you

and what of peace and beauty

and what of what is right could i share with you

and what of goodness and of truth

and what of sincere happiness could i share with you

and what of the qualities of god

and god

what of any of these could i share with you

if you do not love your self

and realize your self as being worthy of these blessings of life

for to love your self

(within the context of this metaphor of words)

is to love the being which you are in which resides

the potential and opportunity to be

a haven

of faith,

of beauty and peace,

of what is right,

of truth and goodness,

of sincere happiness,

of the qualities of god,

and of god.

 

for without love of your self

(as the metaphor of words infer)

the self of true life and being

without love you create your own barriers to being

the self of true life and true being

without love you create your own barriers to other beings

who are able to show you love and love you (in puritys peace)

 

and love is a language of exchange

by which the blessings of life may make their way to you

(whether from within or beyond you)

and why should you not speak a language

which is inviting of blessings in your life

and why should you not speak a language

which is inviting of blessings

when you are able

(as all are able)

it is a matter of choice

and commitment to that choice

 

so if you would ask me of

faith

peace and beauty

what is right

goodness and truth

sincere happiness

the qualities of god

or god

first love your self

(your true self)

then we can share

in words, in love, and more...

 

i throw the moon to the stars

and leave the sun for the day

to laugh at the small triumphs of the greatest creations

keep the wonders of the world

i'll keep the simplicity of my soul

and let us see what proves to be the greater wonder

 

the simplicity of the soul

the simplicity of my soul

where life simply becomes a life of simply being

and living the being of being in the form of such being

of all the great qualities that are

dont want, dont seek: just be

(and become better at being by being)

dont try, dont struggle: just do

(the act of being performed)

and in the better of being

and the performance of being

exists

the simplicity of my soul

the simplicity of the soul

 

leave conceptions for those who wish to think

and may the all of life exist for them within their mental sphere

leave visualizations for those who wish to see

and may the all of life exist for them within their perceptions

leave philosophy for those who wish to seek knowledge and theory

and may the all of life exist for them in the fulfilling of their seeking

leave vows for those who wish to be avowed

and may the all of life exist for them within the fulfilling

 

of their declared promises

leave affirmations for those who wish to be affirmed

and may the all of life exist for them within the expanse

of what they affirm

leave depth of feelings for those who wish to feel deeply

and may the all of life exist for them within the expanse

of their feeling depth

leave discipleship for those who wish to live within an order

and may the all of life exist for them within the living of their order

leave asceticism for those who wish to live such contemplation

and may the all of life exist for them within what they contemplate

leave the law for those who wish to live in guidance of rules

and may the all of life exist for them within following

what is proscribed

leave the scriptures for those who wish for wisdom verses

and may the all of life exist for them within such verses wisely lived

 

leave the all of what people live for the all that their lives will be

for all in all the all of all can be found in all things

but leave what is for them as i will be what is for me

and see what proves to be the greater wonder

(by simply being)

 

god is my master

who i shall never forsake

(so never forsake)

now realizing the absolute nature of faith

now realizing the absolute nature of my faith

and the path that is an expression of such faith

that my purposes have been made known to me

and placed within my expanse to be fulfilled

that no matter what may come to pass

or come to stay

i am committed to my service and my faith

that no matter what may come to pass

i have gods love

which shall not pass, which shall never pass

that no matter what may come to stay

i have god

who shall never go away

that the all of my encounters of life

now encountered within my realization

are only opportunities and supports

to challenge and further validate my service and faith

to strengthen and further grow my faith and service

whether as happiness or sadness, pain or joy

that faith and service are made stronger and purer

by living service and faith

and practicing service and faith

and surrendering in faith and service

for in the depth of faith and service

is the depth of service and faith

but in the shallowness of service and faith

 

all things are shallow

(even your service and faith)

so in such realizations and the continued purity of my manifestations

blooms a gratitude for every moment that i face

for within every moment

(even if masked in a situation or feeling)

are opportunities and supports

to challenge and further validate

and strengthen and further grow

my faith and service

(in, to, and by god)

 

and it was said to me

do not expend the true treasures of life

on those who are not worthy

for such treasures are living beings

and why entrust any living being to one

who is not fit to care for that being

just as it is better for a parent

to not leave their child with one who will not

take care of that child

so should those who possess the true treasures of life

not give these to one who will not care for them

for even god who has the all of all to give

upon which there are no limits

not even god bestows the true treasures of life

to one not worthy of such possession

there are plenty lesser things to be destroyed and abused

by the unworthy

but the true treasures of life are sacred

and sacred should they continue to be

and sacred should they be handled and possessed

within the care of one who will continue the life of its sacredness

within the care of one

(who by action, thought, and intention)

is worthy

and

every being has the opportunity to become worthy

by becoming one who will possess with grace and care

the true treasures of life

by becoming one who will prosper and make prosper

the true treasures of life

 

but if you will not become such

then you are not worthy

and dont complain about being not worthy

when you (when all) have the opportunity to become such

but instead let such an opportunity pass

to become nothing

 

and what are the treasures of life

the true treasures of life which remain forever true

many of these are beyond the scope of what words can convey

but the road to such treasures can be found in many ways

such as

the living of truth

(and living in truth)

the living of wisdom

(and wisdom living in you)

the living of peace

(and peace living in, by, and through you)

the living of god

(and surrender to god

and the grace of god

and mercy and compassion of god)

that by living in sincere relationship with these living realities

(and more,

since god provides many roads to the manifestation

of the true treasures of life)

that by living in sincere relationship with these

are we granted and able to develop

the opportunity to not only become worthy of the treasures

but to discover and possess and manifest such true treasures

 

in our lives

 

so those who are worthy

and those who are sincere

and those who evolve to know so that they need not be told

in our knowing let us be reminded of

the sacred care we should take with that which is sacred

and for those who do not know

and are not worthy

(or not yet worthy)

may you have this explanation and opportunity to understand

why such care, protection, and reservation is given

to the true treasures of life

 

with eyes that hear and smell and know

and ears that smell and see and know

and a nose that sees and hears and knows

and a spirit living in the wisdom of truth

with a heart that lives within the expanse of beauty

and a mind that tempers thoughts in line with peace

and emotions that seek to move feelings in line with my spirit's being

and a body that expresses in form the realities of all these

yet let my perspective be pure

and objective,

and if needed, removed from the being of me

that i may see and perceive realities and things as they are and be

completely unclouded by any vision i would put upon such perspective

for the world is but a metaphor in which to discover the reality of truth

and i would not have my self get in the way of my own discovery

of truth

may such be a gift for me, a gift honored by living within

a pure perspective to perceive all as it is

 

sitting under an almost full moon

with an unseen rainbow in the sky

transparent to the background of night sky and stars

this covenant was shared with me

 

i will teach of beauty

i will teach of truth

i will teach of love

i will teach of love

i will teach of faith and sincerity

i will teach of peace

i will teach of compassion

i will teach of giving

i will teach of awareness and realization

i will teach of love

i will teach of love

i will teach of grace

i will teach of spirit

i will teach of spirits power

i will teach of spirits worlds

i will teach of transcendence

i will teach of love

i will teach of love

i will teach of silence

i will teach of courage

i will teach of responsibility

i will teach of wisdom

i will teach of the sacred art

i will teach of growth

i will teach of transformation

 

i will teach of love

i will teach of love

i will teach of discipline

i will teach of purpose

i will teach of purity

i will teach of soul

i will teach of heart

i will teach of mind

i will teach of feeling

i will teach of perception

i will teach of perspective

i will teach of opportunities

i will teach of efficiency

i will teach of fulfillment and manifestation

i will teach of wholeness

i will teach of love

i will teach of love

i will teach of freedom

i will teach of choice

i will teach of action

i will teach of repose

i will teach of being

i will teach of will

i will teach of balance

i will teach of love

i will teach of love

i will teach of simplicity

i will teach of surrender

i will teach of discovery

i will teach of teaching

 

i will teach of life

i will teach of love

i will teach of love

i will teach of love

 

and as i am a teacher

i am also a student

to learn from what i teach

to learn from what others learn

and as i learn and teach

and teach to learn

let my learning and my teaching be

my life

as lessons learned, taught, and lived

and more

and more

 

there is no final frontier

no secrets of the mind

or super spectacular mysteries of the world

(that are real)

there is only the spirit and soul

so live in the knowledge and wisdom of the soul

and the reality of the spirit

which are one

(if you understand the metaphor)

 

and for all that these words will amount to

as a reminder of the opportunity

the opportunity within that may be expressed without

to live and love

and love and live

as a being pure and true

within the bosom of peace and beauty

and purpose and fulfillment

and the many miraculous qualities of transcendence

 

yet behold

no opportunity in this world will exist forever

although the outcome of such an opportunity

may transcend into a being eternal

and most opportunities present

have a seal of limitation

in which to fulfill their potential

for as it has been said throughout the ages of time

 

there is a reality of being too late

and why exist within the reality of being too late

when there is a reality of opportunities present and fulfilled

and why let the realization of these words

exist within the reality of being too late

when there is a reality of opportunities present and fulfilled

 

so woe to you who live within the reality of being too late

and woe to you who will take these words and make them scars

who take these words in pain, ignorance, destruction

and being too late

to only further your being too late, destruction, ignorance and pain

you who claim that you cannot be what you are

you who claim that you cannot be what you are not

you who claim that you cannot be what you once could have been

leave these words where you find them

and read them no more!!!

these words are not for you!!!

for these words are written for those who will become

one with the knowledge and wisdom of the soul

one with the reality of the spirit

even if in the now they are not what they will become

their presence is one of opportunities present

their presence is one of opportunities fulfilled

for within such presence and opportunities

is a greater opportunity

to serve

to partner

to love

to be one with

 

a power greater than anything one could ever find on their own

but instead finds those willing to be its own

(if you will understand the metaphor)

 

oh, you who are true

oh, you true walkers of faith

rejoice

for you have been given gifts others cannot even conceive

as a result of their choice

or lack of choice

to not live faith

to not live truth

but by your choice

or lack of choice

you live faith

you live truth

and may your faith guide you in remembrance

and may your remembrance guide you in realization

and may your realization guide you in transcendence

and may your transcendence guide you manifesting

the infinite depth of truth in you

and what a wonder such will be if you will be...

 

so rejoice and be glad with the blessings bestowed upon you

so rejoice and be glad with the blessings that are you

yet rejoice with care

lest you forsake the gifts that are you

lest you forsake the gifts bestowed to you

for sacred gifts are sacred and delicate in their sacredness

so be graceful in care with your sacred being

and where faith is genuine

faith will prosper

just as the truly beautiful will make beauty of all that they touch

just as the truly faithful will be in faith with all that they encounter

 

and in remembrance and gratitude for their faith

and what their faith reveals

(which is truth for the true...)

(which is god for the godly...)

 

i am not this body

it is merely my temporal form

(in this world)

i am not this mind

i can't even lay claim to all of its thoughts

i am not these experiences

they seek an existence of their own

(even if within or beyond me)

i am not these desires

although they seek to have their hunger sated

(temporarily) within me

i am not love

it is a reality beyond me, even if manifested in me

i am not beauty

but rather a form of its potential which exists in all

i am not righteousness

yet the path of such being exists

within, without, and beyond me

i am not god

but there exists a surrender and service

which will bring me closer

to oneness with god

 

i am not any nor all of these

in this world

but rather an opportunity to be any or all of these

and an opportunity to not be any or all of these

as opportunity begets choice

and whether the choice be made by me

or i surrender that choice to not be made by me

 

by the very act of living, a choice has been made

and continues to be made in every passing moment of life i live

and some choices are better than others

and some sets of choices even better yet

and some sets of choices will prove to be confusing and disruptive

since much of peace exists within

choices

sharing a unity of purpose

but all choices bear the fruit to be bore

which is the responsibility for living such choices

of which the harvest is comprised of my actions

my approach to life

how i embrace life

and what i make of the opportunity

to be any or all of these

 

commitment

to be committed to the fulfillment of the path you walk

such that no thing or circumstance will deter you

from the action and intention of fulfilling your path

let it be known

the spiritual path is not an escape from the world

but rather a path through the world

that leads beyond this world

let it be known

the spiritual path is not an alternative to the hardships of life

but rather a path more fulfilling of the hardships you encounter

the spiritual path is not a road of gold and roses in this world

although metaphors have been spoken of it being such

the spiritual path is an approach

which uses the life of this world as a means to a life

(and world)

beyond

(this world)

the spiritual path is an approach

which uses the life of this world as means to live

a more pure

a more complete

a more beautiful and fulfilling life in this world

(within and without)

but such a path is not promised to be without hardships

and no one who speaks truth will ever promise

that such a path will be easy

(although there are surely ways to make it easier

and free from suffering)

but

 

commitment

to be committed to the fulfillment of the path you walk

such that no thing or circumstance will deter you

from the action and intention of fulfilling your path

and it is your path (and only Yours) to fulfill

commitment

so that whether it be easy, you will not be deterred

so that whether it be hard, you will not be deterred

from the fulfillment of your action and intention

which will fulfill the path you walk

so that any thing and everything you encounter

becomes a means for the opportunity

of your action and intention

to fulfill and further fulfill your path

commitment

 

there is no love without commitment

there is no faith without commitment

and love and faith are closer to god

let love and faith and commitment bring me closer to god

 

i will appreciate the bounties life gives me

in hope that life will appreciate me with the best of its bounties

 

there is no need beyond god

i may not have all that i want

but god provides me with all that i need

 

let blessings be

that they may be in me

let me be

that i may be in blessings

 

i will take care with that which i care about

that such may be well cared for

that i may be well cared for

 

may the clarity of my perspective be shaped by truth

that i may see things as they truly are

even if they appear otherwise

 

i live in truth and wisdom

and lay surrender of my being

that wisdom and truth may live in me

 

i will live in the grace of god

and let all else that my life may be

come into being through such grace

 

may my will be aligned with god's will

so that what i will is the will of god

may my desires be aligned with god's will

so that what i want is the will of god

may my life be aligned with god's will

so that my life is the will of god

may this life be aligned with god's will

so that this life is the will of god

 

may i be in remembrance of the truth

with every breath that i take

and beyond my breaths

 

purify my being

deepen the depths of my heart

and cleanse my soul

that the breath of god may breathe more freely in me

that the breath of god may breathe more completely in me

 

i will give of my being

even if i am not aware

of the benefits it gives to me

of the benefits it gives to others

 

i will live in love for all beings

even if as tolerance of that which i allow to disturb me

that i may impose no barriers upon any being's opportunity

to find peace, beauty, and their life's true purpose

 

by grace let me live to be

one of the true of true

one among the true of true

who live the truth of truth

as truth deems it to be

not an analysis of truth

or commentary of truth

or abstraction of truth

or imitation of truth

but truth as truth is

in the purity of its being

without doubt, compromise, or failure

 

may i seek and fulfill goodness

in all my ways

with all my means

 

better one lesson mastered and lived

than many lessons known yet not practiced

(in ones living)

 

a poem

for the compassionate

who upon their road of seeking

and discovering

the bounties of goodness

wisdom

and enlightenment

who, through their compassion

say and share prayers for others

 

when in prayer or praying for others

pray for their benefit and needs

but not their desires

for even within the most righteous of people

the most dedicated to the ways of wisdom

may live wrong desires

selfish desires

desires not aligned with the benefit of truth

and the bounties of goodness

and why should such be affirmed

by your prayers and good will

through your prayers and good will

why should your prayers and good will be aligned

with desires that are not aligned with goodness

especially when

one of the most common stumbling blocks

for those on the spiritual path

is ones own desires

especially when

one of the most common self-created barriers

 

to fulfilling ones spiritual purpose (in this world)

is ones own desires

although there exist such a way

to balance the danger of desires with the joy of their satisfaction

although there exist such a way

to sift the dangers of bad desires from the beauty of right desires

humans have proven themselves to show

(again and again)

that the dangers often outweigh the benefits of such joys and beauty

in the human realm

 

but if you insist

(for whatever reasons one would insist)

to pray for others desires

then make such prayer focused

to be aligned with those desires that are right

aligned with goodness

truly beneficial and beautiful

in line with truth and the bounty of goodness

(in line with god)

as prayer and good will should be aligned with these

 

i lay within the silence of my meditation

to awaken within the vision of my spiritual garden

a place of purity beyond form

a place of peace in essence and reality

where beauty always supersedes

the language of that which is not beauty

and even thorns bear blossoms of beautiful petals unfolded

and breath is incense

prayer is thought

truth is knowledge

and wisdom and compassion share their light for all

(to see)

 

so there i sat

within the all of all that is my garden

when then appeared

three formless beings

within their purpose

they beheld messages for me

that i may take with me beyond the garden

Ayes, we are aware

that you have been sent

to be among a collective of beings which have evolved

to no longer be worthy of their own existence

and continue to evolve to no longer be worthy of their own existence

or worthy of possession of a soul (how sacred it is)

or worthy of the power of the spirit empowered (how great such is)

and were it not for the grace and love and great compassion

(of god)

we would have long brought to end the existence of such a collective

 

For even that which was afforded to them as treasures

to bring them closer in oneness in the one realization

the form of collectives

such as family, community, society, nations

the form of tasks

such as work, responsibilities, and worship

the form of paths

such as worship, rituals, laws, teaching and education

are now used to destroy the inclination toward one realization

and further distance individuals from the truth

to bring people together in the neglect and destruction

of their soul

and the opportunities it such beholds

Where even the innocence and wisdom of children

are socialized and conditioned

to be slaves of tradition, culture, and a lineage of births

when truth exists within children

for the service of truth

that truth may live in them in the way

that truth would be manifested to be

(truth)

Of this we are aware

and hope that you are too

i am

but i do not fully understand why

You need not understand

You need only serve

But this we will explain

for the sake of your betterment

for as appreciation is a form of love

 

and love is god

as god is love

even in the form of appreciation

And even as humanity

a collective created for remembrance

has evolved and continues to evolve

to be a collective of forgetfulness and ignorance

even within the whole of such

exist rare beings

who live the purpose of their creation

in truth

Understand the metaphor

And you

are among that rare

it is for the sake of ones like you

that humanity is allowed to still exist

it is for the sake of ones like you

that humanity has not been destroyed

But what will you do

for the sake of such

 

my first feeling

bid for the destruction of humanity

feeling that the destruction wreaked

(by humanity)

is not worth tolerating

for the sake of a rare few

(including my own opportunity to live)

(in this world)

but beauty quickly superseded these feelings

 

and instead made me to see

the light of compassion shining on my thoughts

whereas i spoke my thoughts as the prayer they are

that the prayer may be shared for others:

may god forgive the foolish for our foolishness

may god grant grace for us to realize our ways

may god grant us the means to achieve oneness in the one realization

may god grant peace that we remember our purpose

the purpose

for which we were created

for which we now exist

that we may serve that purpose and honor that purpose

to fulfillment and complete being

may god grant all we need for we who live true remembrance

and truly seek true remembrance

even if at the expense of our evolved states and desires

and for all that god grants, may my service be one with it

for god is worthy of my service, even if humanity is not

for as god loves i am called to love

for as god cares i am called to care

for as god exists i am called to embody the beauty

of gods beauty and qualities

for the benefit of all

 

then the three beings became one being

which then became me

which then became the all of the all

of my spiritual garden

as i was no longer within the vision of my meditation

 

returned to the silence of my focus

whereupon the realization of the oneness that i am

or had become

or perhaps had always been

from this oneness

the words spoke themselves within the silence

to remember this prayer

and that which it speaks to

and the messages it reflects

from my spiritual garden

 

***

as we honor our mandate

we expect you to honor yours

 

for all that the world is

and all that the world may become

my mandate remains consistent

to serve and love and remember god

and serve such service and love and remembrance

(of god)

 

i live my life as the prayers that i make

the importance of approach

 

it is better to realize the spirit and soul

than it is to realize an existence of energy and illusion

in this world

(which some call life)

(which some lay claim to possess)

(simply because they occupy such form)

it is better to realize your soul and spirit

and nurture its growth and depth

and purity

to realize the reality of transcendence

within the opportunity of life in this world

that you may succeed in achieving

transcendence within this world

transcendence beyond this world

for this form of Life will come to its end

although your being need not end with such an end

 

i live my life as the prayers that i make

prayers of form which transcend beyond form

my prayers in form that i may transcend beyond form

the importance of approach

 

there are no angels

there are no devils

there are no demons

there are no saints

these are only forms projected

 

within and upon the backdrop of this illusion

that you may have forms in a world of forms

which contrast and reflect

the formless

(compassion manifests its concerns for this world)

because if you cease your projection

or grow beyond the tendency to project

you would realize that which is beyond form

which is indivisible

and only one

with what the truth of reality is

and no words of form can say what such is

although words of truth can lead to such

for the searching and the knowing

but for those who know

we share such (understanding)

in silence, action, and being

unique within the forms we possess

but yet the same

made distinct by the paths we tread

but yet the same

and yet no matter how many metaphors may be made

of the one truth

such truth is always one truth

no matter of how it is spoken of

no matter of the forms it may possess

no matter of the paths it is carried upon

no matter of the paths through which it is pursued

such truth is always

one truth

 

i live my life as the prayers that i make

prayers of form which transcend beyond form

my prayers in form that i may transcend beyond form

to live in the beauty of truth

the importance of approach

 

if truth be shown

humanity lives their life in surrender

to some thing

or many things

(if not to god)

whether they realize it or not

(and most people do not realize...)

the question becomes:

do you realize it?

then the question becomes:

to what are you surrendered?

and what will the answers mean

within this world of causes, conditions, and interdependence

and what will the answers mean

beyond this world

(if you are to be beyond this world)

for within such truth realized

the importance of approach is made shown

in your living answer to the question

what is it you really do besides choose or not choose?

for such choice manifests the means

which shape the conditions of your life

and although your actions and energies

may manifest outcomes you may face

 

the question remains:

is it really you which make such outcomes be?

(...)

for those whose ego answers for them

for those whose mind answers for them

for those whose heart answers for them

for those whose ignorance answers for them

may your egos, minds, hearts, and ignorance

be grateful for the choices you made

to allow them to claim such

but for those whose spirit and soul answer

we do realize

in truth

(which exists beyond words)

that the only thing we really do is choose

even in light of the actions and energies we embody

that the only thing we really do is choose

which may shape the conditions we embrace

but hold no reign over the causes and interdependence we face

which exist as shaping forces in the lives of most beings

in this world

but what will you choose or not choose

what surrender will you live?

 

i live my life as the prayers that i make

prayers of form which transcend beyond form

my prayers in form that i may transcend beyond form

to live in the beauty of truth

and deepen my realization of responsibility

that the formless in me may be formless

 

and free from the limitations of form

the importance of choice

the importance of approach

 

beware to those true believers

who live their faith outside a path

for a destination is more easily reached

when approached upon a pre-laid path

and the bounties of god are a living destination

to which many paths have been laid

that the true seekers need not be lost before finding

that which god would have us find

(if we only be true

in our seeking and believing)

but such paths have been laid

for the blessings of divine guidance

that all have the means to acquire

the promised victory

the certain victory

and rare are we who will acquire such victory

without treading our faith upon a path

so rare should be the choice to live our faith

without living it upon a laid path of righteousness

 

beware to those true believers

who live their faith upon a path

for a destination is pursued for the sake

of being reached, not merely pursued

and yes, there is much to be gained and learned

and appreciated upon the pursuit

but the purpose and truer treasure of the pursuit

is to reach and live the living destination

a living destination that lives in this world

a living destination that lives beyond this world

 

and if you are not yet within that destination

your every pursuit would be better made

toward reaching and living that destination

be not fooled by the illusions nor your self

that the pursuit is enough itself

that the pursuit is the living destination

that the pursuit is the end of faith

rather,

the pursuit is a means to a greater means

which has no end but life eternity

which lives within the living destination

not the mere pursuit of such...

 

upon this meditation

let peace and love come

to the rare who are spoken of

for love and peace

are beautiful in their being

so let such beauty live in the true...

 

for true walkers of faith

for true walkers of spirit

for true walkers of love

may you come to realize

how rare you

(such beings) are

how rare it is

that beings created in truth

yet placed in an existence of illusion

will become (by whatever means)

beings who live in truth

and live such truth in faith

how rare such is

how rare you are

and may you realize how rare you are

not that you should relish in the glories of such

but be

humble and appreciative

that such rarity came to be in you

and you in it

for it is truly a gift

and yes, how glorious this gift is

(in deed

 

in action

in intention

in commitment and discipline

in sincerity

in compassion

in purity)

 

humble

in understanding the best of your surrender

for if it is true, it is a surrender

humble

in living the understanding of your best surrender

in truth, commitment, and pure sincerity

that your life be lived in surrender to god

and not to the aspirations and desires of the world

for truth be told

exceedingly rare are those

who can live for god and for the world

but even those rare beings realize

it is better

to live for only god

for the rewards of the world are passing

and subject to loss

since illusions will always fade in the presence of truth

but the rewards of god

in truth are not rewards

but are realities and blessings which are lasting

and can never be taken away

except by god

if you will create the reasons for such

 

and to live for god is to turn away from the world

and its illusions and appearances of life

and to live for the world is to turn away from god

and the reality and truth and love and absolute

and for the humble

living the best of your surrender

what of the best could be

better than a complete and living surrender to god

and serving the fruits of such surrender

in the way that god wills to be

 

appreciative

because a gift of god is a gift magnificent

and the more fully you embody the gift

the more magnificent you will realize it to be

manifesting blessings in this existence

and beyond

and amongst the greatest of these blessings

is the ever-growing, ever-existing opportunity

to live in the greatness of god

even if the majority of this world lives in lesser things

and in lesser ways

and for every hardship that may exist upon your path

will blessings come to make the hardship well worth its worth

and for every blessing that may exist upon your path

will come more blessings to make the blessings blessed

and bountiful

and for the rare being you live to be in this world

come to know that the truth will be told and shown

that if you keep the faith and fulfill the provisions of your path

 

you will realize

that you wont always be in a world where you are rare...

 

the world as you know it

presents

the world as you know it

and all that that world contains

and all the limitations it inherits

(being a thing of form)

and all the opportunities and blessings

which exist within such form

but yet behold

there is a greater present

within the bounties of god

and god will not be separate from such bounties

for god is the greater present

as god is love

(in form and beyond form)

as god is truth

(in form and beyond form)

as god is purity

(in form and beyond form)

as god is sincerity

(in form and beyond form)

as god is compassion

(in form and beyond form)

as god is wisdom

(in form and beyond form)

as god is beauty

(in form and beyond form)

as god is blessings

(in form and beyond form)

as god is life

 

(in form and beyond form)

for which there are no limits

as that which is beyond form

is beyond forms limits

that it will be as it will be

which is the infinity of gods being

and the infinity of gods qualities

which no expression of form could ever fully express

but the reality of such will continue to be

for such reality is the greater present

are you willing to receive this gift

are you willing to be a being

who shall behold such greatness

(gods greatness)

(in form and beyond form)

you choose the present you shall bear

and the fruits which spring forth from such present

(in form and possibly beyond form)

 

i will not sacrifice the blessings of my soul to humanitys culture

the shame and emptiness that it has become

a jewel intended for the brilliance of life

has become a feeble stone that shuns and steals away all light

where all that it touches it only seeks to infect and destroy

whereby soon will come a hand to destroy the stone

that the stone will be a beacon of destruction no more

 

i will not sacrifice my transcendence of humanity (and its limitations)

to a surrender of changing moods and yielding feelings

which have become the undercurrent of my life

a current i choose to no longer wade within

i live in the heavens of peace

and although the undercurrents will call with the songs of waters flow

i will remain in the heavens

proceeding my progressions in the journeys of heavens beneficence

proceeding my progressions as a being within the blessings of god

as the undercurrent and the call of its songs

will only come to pass

me passing beyond it

 

i will not sacrifice my spirits calling for illusions of comfort

for the touch of todays comfort can quickly become

the cause of tomorrows pain

and any comfort is fleeting for one who lives life as a journey

and few are the journeys promised to be without toils

(in this world)

and as much as desires may speak for their own fulfillments

whether they be fulfilled with or without you

and as much as struggles may call for comforts to ease the toils

 

whether those toils be challenges or calls from the undercurrents flow

the all of what matters for the sake of this life

is that you fulfill your journey

in the way that your journey needs be fulfilled

which is intimate and the utmost personal

with what exists within the invitation of your souls union

with your spirit

which is the metaphor of your spirits calling

and the purity of the potential it awaits to possibly be

a potential which exists in all

a reality which can be in all

if all would honor it with fulfillment

that it may bring you to the next place beyond

 

the truer purpose

the sincere believers will live

this life in journey toward the truest of truth

(uncompromised and pure)

to become the journey to transcend the journey

to become the destination which is the living destination

and it is better to live the life of such journey

without attachments

for that is the simple and purer way

but if you will live with attachments

may such attachments exist humbly within you

so as not to distract or obstruct you

from the truer purposes of this life

and it is better to live the life of such a journey

without limitations

for that is the simple and purer way

but if you will live with limitations

may such limitations exist humbly within you

so as not to prevent or bar you

from the truer purposes of this life

and it is better to live the life of such a journey

without opinions or self-thoughts

for that is the simple and purer way

but if you will live with opinions and self-thoughts

(self-centeredness or selfishness)

may such exist humbly within you

so as not to distance you

from the truer purposes of this life

that it is better to live the life of this journey

in ways that are simple and pure

 

for within and through these will be provided all you need

in a way that the journey provides for the journey

transcending to become

the living destination

(which is the true treasure)

 

if the ignorant will only remain ignorant

then it is better that they not realize what the wise grow

to know

and if the seekers will only remain seekers

then it is better that they not realize what the arrived have

come to know

but that it may be inferred through metaphors

for the ignorant who will transgress their ignorance

for the seekers who will arrive

let it be understood

that it is better to not become so enthralled with this life

(or its parts)

that you lose sight

(even if the slightest)

of the greater life

that it is better to not become so despised with this life

or so inspired by this life

or so involved with this life

or so disgusted by this life

or so in love with this life

or so excited by this life

or so bored with this life

or so any thing or feeling with this life

that you lose sight

 

(even if the slightest)

of the greater life

of that which exist in this life as a bridge

to the greater life

of what exist as means of journey

to the living destination

(which is the true treasure)

 

i have turned a path of scars

marked by experiences

of becoming and being pure

in a world that has become impure and cruel

i have turned such a path of scars

into a path of red rose petals

which continue to live as vibrant petals

although separate from the stem

which connects to the roots

but yet still

my life is not removed from pains

as pains continue to reign in this world

and i continue to live in this world

(for now)

and i remain determined

to not be transformed by pains

to not be transformed by this world

but rather

to transform (transcend) any and every thing

i face

i encounter

into a testament of beauty

such as a red rose petal

and how many red rose petals

serve as the path i walk upon

my tears serving as their sunlight

my blood serving as their water

my feet serving as their earth

my faith serving as their roots

my being serving as the purpose

 

for their continued existence in creation

...

there is meaning to be found

in everything

i encounter

i face

but better meaning is found

(the art of efficiency)

in that which brings me closer

to what is true life

and although truth can exist in all

and be expressed through all

true life is a much more reserved way of being

(in this world)

rare in how it will be manifested

patiently awaiting those who will find it

infinitely blessing those who will find it

and honor it by living their life truly in truth

and blessings are not simply joys

or that which exists within the realm of our desires

and blessings are not simply strengths

which invigorate and reinvigorate our commitments

for blessings are sometimes struggles

and hardships and challenging tests

for blessings are sometimes weakening

and destroying self-created barriers

(to truth)

for truth will spare no expense to be

in those who will truly live their life in truth

and such persons should seek not to spare

 

any thing from truths chosen fate for it

for with any less than this, truth will not remain

nor should it remain

if you understand truth

(and its better meaning)

(and its blessings)

 

a prayer for the genuinely sincere

seeking to become the true of true believers

to live life as the greater life

and arrive at the best of best destinations

to become and be humans

as god created humans to be

not as the excuse and expression of imperfection

humans have made humanity to become

but to prayer:

 

o god

to you i pray

for you i pray

that my prayer may become my life

that i may become and be

to fulfill what you deem for me to become

to fulfill what you deem for me to be

without limitations or barriers to what your will

will have me be

i pray for your guidance

for you are the best of guides

i pray for your protection

for you are the only lasting protection

i pray for your forgiveness

for you have the understanding to forgive

i pray for your blessings

for such blessings will shape me to the bidding of your will

i pray for your mercy

for it is the best of refuge in a world full of harm and danger

i pray for your compassion

 

for it is the best of ways to be brought closer to you

that i may live this life as an expression of you

this life as your love

this life as your will

this life as your wisdom

this life as your beauty

this life as truth

this life as your great magnificence

that i may live this life as an expression of you

through living in surrender to you

that i may live within the great qualities of you

that i may transcend the limits of this experience and existence

in journey to the ultimate reality

the best of best destinations

the only reality that is in truth of being itself

for there is none but god

may the love and clarity and purity of this prayer

bear fruition to me and others

through the means of truth and sincerity that i live

for there is no power but god

and through compassion may that power come to be

through the means of compassionate forms

such as the qualities of god that live within me

that i may live with and within them

 

the world your perceptions perceive

is but an expression

of the distance between

the spirit and your soul

it is an illusion

waiting

to be burned away

or

to conquer the potential of your soul

to make it part of this illusion

(not reality)

 

lasting flames burn slow

perhaps because they realize

all they can do is burn

and what benefit is there

in burning fast to only burn yourself

the benefit of burning is in burning

the benefit in burning is burning

and to burn in a way that fulfills

the purpose of your form

(the form shaped to be burned)

(like the wax of a candle)

that in burning the form is yielded as sacrifice

to invite the welcomed reality of blessings

form yielded to become formless

for blessings from a reality formless

and

there are those who in burning seek

the bounties of all blessings

 

but how much better it would be

to not seek all blessings

but rather

to seek your blessings

which shall prove to be enough to full your form

for with the blessings of such fullness

absent from the distractions of blessings overspilled

can be found a means to transform

the fullness of your form to a greater emptiness

for with the blessings of such fullness

absent from the distractions of blessings overspilled

can be found a means to transcend

the limits of your form to a way limitless

that the existence of your form

will exist

and truly exist

as a distinct reflection of being formlessness

(and becoming formless)

which is a greater expression of the reality of god

to be not as the flame that burns

but the light that expands beyond the form of the flame

to eventually fade itself to union with the pervading darkness

 

for when the flame has burned its full

and the distance of illusions are no more

and perceptions are subdued to true observation

to use the senses to realize what truly is, as it is

and only as it is

that the forms of your form are surrendered

to that which is a greater expression of the reality of god

 

and the spirit and the soul meet

to become

the gift of the only union bestowed upon the chosen

(a gift from god)

that it may be understood in metaphor

the spirit is as the blood of god

the lesser seen but felt waters of lifes force

and

your soul as a portion of air that may or may not be breathed

(into the lungs of god)

the state of such to be determined

by the importance of ones approach

but for the one that burns the distance

between the spirit and your soul

with care and persistence

by the grace of god

may you be breathed into the body of god

by the grace of god

may you be breathed into the lungs

before being expelled by the body

as much air is expelled from the body

before reaching the living destination

(where it may become part of the body)

by the grace of god

may you reach the interior of the lungs

in the face of the air that is forcefully exhaled from the lungs

and by even greater grace of god

may you come to reach a welcoming place within the lungs

where the air that reaches these

is measured to see if it possesses that which the body seeks

 

where if so, the air is absorbed into the blood

unified with the blood

to be carried into the body to deliver and share its nurturance

where if not, the air is thrust away

to be escorted away from the sacred place

with the air that is forcefully exhaled

(and what is the existence of air if it will not be breathed

and inhaled

and absorbed into the body:

nothing?)

...

in the context of all the air that is

rare is the air that is even breathed into this body

and rarer still the air that is joined with the blood

to flow within the body

until it arrives at its rightful place

to yield its being to the body

to become part of and one with the body

(of god)

and if such comes to be

it comes to be by the grace of god

and certainly such grace is made to be greater grace

by right surrender and sincerity

and right maintenance of faith and persistence

and right practice of the example of god's great qualities

that the portion of air may endure the struggles of its existence

to transcend and transform struggle

into a greater and more peaceful way

(the only union of the spirit and your soul)

 

understand the metaphor

 

a prayer of gratitude

for teachings and reminders

which surrender themselves to us to be

that which manifests as opportunities

to become (by living) these teachings and reminders

and the blessings and benefits which emanate from these

 

the road of goodness and righteousness

exists as a road among the many roads which exist within this world

a sacred place of worship

a sacred place of refuge

(in this world)

for those who walk this road

(of goodness and righteousness)

but this is a world where a vastness of illusions and portion of reality

share a common expanse of existence

a world where fools share the same realm of existence with the wise

and the wise share the same realm of existence with fools

a world where the true share the same realm of existence

with the confused

and the confused share the same realm of existence with the true

where there are livers of life and destroyers of destruction

where there are makers of war and walkers of peace

where there are truly committed and hypocrites

where there is beauty and love and those ignorant of these

that by sharing the same realm of existence

the sameness of this realm breeds an interdependence

where the fate of one affects some

and the fate of some affects all

 

and the fate of all eventually affects the fate of some

and even one

that within the all and some and one of this world

there exists a road of goodness and righteousness

which manifests as roads of goodness and righteousness

for the all and some and one who walk this road

but behold

let the warning be made known

if it is not already known

that the road (and roads) of goodness and righteousness

is no easy road to tread

(in this world)

for this is a world constructed of a vastness of illusions

and a portion of reality

and the reality of that portion is not always peacefully aligned

with the vastness of illusion

and some of the walkers of goodness and righteousness

will be despised and envied by the vastness of illusion

will be persecuted and blamed for the treasures

of our goodness

challenged for the wisdom of our righteousness

rejected for our spiritual growth and maturity

harassed in light of the compassion and kindness we shine

(to share with the world)

but the challenge remains

that even within the hardships you face

you should remain without doubt

committed

to continuing upon this road

with unwavering conviction of commitment

 

that you should remain without doubt

committed

to bearing the toils of the hardships you face upon this road

for even through these (but not only through these)

will be given teachings and reminders

to offer themselves as opportunities

for your benefit and blessing

that you should remain without doubt

committed

to resolving the challenges you face

within the realm of roots and causes

instead of merely addressing problems or consequences

(as these emanate from roots and causes)

for within the resolution of roots and causes

abides the opportunity to end

the problems which originate from these roots and causes

the consequences which originate from these causes and roots

that you may achieve a lasting freedom

from these roots and causes

and the problems and consequences which originate

from these

that you should remain without doubt

committed

to seeking the teaching and guidance of truth

and living the teaching and guidance of truth

as a means toward enlightenment

realizing, in truth

that the teaching and guidance is not enlightenment itself

but rather means which offer their contributions

to your quest upon the road you travel

 

(if you travel it sincerely)

that you should remain without doubt

committed

to developing and living a mastery

of the qualities of goodness and righteousness

and nurturing such mastery

through how you deal with the little things in life

that these little things may grow to become

the great expanse mastery is destined to be

 

with open mind

and open heart

and open senses

and perseverance of such openness

and patience with such openness

will the blessings of goodness

unfold within you at their own pace

in quest of establishing a possible lasting place

within you

for the qualities of god and goodness

give nothing but themselves

and take nothing but themselves

(for they are sufficient unto themselves)

and exist beyond the interaction of this world's currencies

(the currency of god is not in material or worldly things)

there is nothing you can do to obtain these treasures

for they are gifts

all that you can do is clear or create a place for them within you

(the sacred house of your being)

and leave an open invitation for their arrival

(in how you live your life)

in hope that they may pass your way

in their journey of seeking the good and chosen

to be received

and upon their arrival

there is nothing you can do to make them stay

for they are truly free

(not bound by any worldly thing)

all you can do is be a good host,

serving them with commitment and appreciation,

 

entertaining them with the purity of your sincerity

and honesty

for if they choose to stay

rest assured

they will make themselves more at home (within you)

by the measure of that which brought them to you

until they reach a point

where they make your sacred house their sacred house

and share such a house (and all its blessings and beauties)

with you

(within you)

so understand

rather than believing in things you do not understand

make yourself open

(in mind, heart, and senses)

to receiving that which you do not yet understand

that such may place themselves within you

and explain themselves through their continued acquaintance

so that you may come to understand them

(from themselves, from the source)

 

the openness of your being

is a way to such

that will provide the means you need

to attain and achieve that which you seek

(and are sought by)

 

the quality of openness is an art of purity

and purity is an art of fulfilling the bounties of goodness

for whatever barriers may exist within or beyond you

to prevent the fulfillment of good

purity will acknowledge where these barriers exist

(within and beyond you)

and will provide a means for you to overcome

or remove

these barriers

in hope that such will allow a greater place for goodness

(within and beyond you)

but purity will only provide the means

(and sometimes in the mystery of its playful expression)

but

it is up to you to realize these means

and use these means

if you are to fulfill the purpose of puritys beautiful art

(and it truly is a beautiful art!)

and

openness is an art of purity

an openness focused toward goodness

committed to goodness

committed toward goodness

and nonjudgmental of the all that is

(regardless of the type of judgment

and including judgment of yourself)

acknowledging the place of things

within the place of those things

and receiving from the place of things

(and sometimes through the place of things)

 

the boundless ways purity will share its messages with you

that purity may manifest its ways in you

through the messages you heed

that purity may become pure in you through the messages you live

that the qualities of goodness may be made a place to be

and live

and prosper

(within and beyond you)

(and sometimes through you, if your purity is that sincere)

so be open

in how you live

(and how you approach this life)

in prayer and meditation

(and how your living becomes your prayers and meditations)

in repose

(and the peace and vivaciousness which springs from repose)

to manifest and further manifest the art and beauty of purity

as

pure being

pure spirit

pure soul

pure union

pure heart

pure mind

pure intention

pure body

pure action

pure existence

as the parts that these are

and the whole that these are

 

and all that these will become

(within and beyond you)

(and possibly through you too)

 

light upon light upon light upon light

and you still wont find me in the darkness

for i am shielded by the peace of an inner peace

that prevents the advance of any thing that is not pure

from transgressing beyond the threshold of my self

to embrace the beauty of my sacred being

 

(for when you look at this world

and the beings in this world

how they will ruin the perfectness of paradise

and then cry for perfections return

within the remains of the destruction of paradise

a destruction caused by those same beings

(the importance of learning appreciation for the present)

 

i live in the silence of the silence i have found

a gift bestowed as a blessing to the sincerity of my search

delivered from the ultimate reality and origin of all

which i realize as god

(there is none but god)

and in the realization of the gift bestowed

have i realized

the importance of asking for gods guidance

protection and blessings

and remembering that i asked for such

so when it is given

it is better received by me

and not forsaken by me

(who asked for it)

(the importance of learning appreciation for the present)

 

and in the realization of the gift bestowed

have i realized

of all the things a human can obtain

and has obtained

it all equates to nothing

if one has not obtained

the life and union of the spirit and soul

the union of life of the spirit and soul

for within this life and union

and union of life

exists the awaiting miracle

of the living perfection

and what a great miracle it is

worthy of the greatest practice

of consideration

and appreciation of its present (and presence)

and careful mindfulness of our ways

that we take heed and care and caution with everything we do

and don't do

so as to avoid the expense of mistakes

upon the way of the living perfection

for the cost of mistakes with perfection

is

the loss of perfection

and although once loss it is possible to attain it again

the road to attaining something previously loss

is hard and draining

and more demanding than the road of first attainment

 

and what is a mistake

 

in simple terms it is this

that which you know you should not do yet do

or should do and yet do not do

which exists beyond the bounds of your ignorance

for even if forces will seek to paint what you know

with shades of confusion

you know what you know

and should take responsibility for such knowing

and should take responsibility for avoiding mistakes

 

and what is perfection

in simple terms it is this

the fulfillment of that which you know you should be

as action, practice, repose, service, surrender, and being

(and more)

and the destruction of ones ignorance

(and more)

that all that you are and be

(and are becoming)

is the fulfillment of that which you are and should be

that you may be complete (whole) in all that you are and be

that the bounties of completeness may live freely in you

without the flaws of defects and mistakes

without the loss of mistakes

to be focused with the precision of meeting

every moment in the way that moment should be met by you

that is the living perfection

and would it not be better

to grow with this and further develop in this

rather than attain it and lose it

 

only to seek to re-attain a precious gift loss

(and it can only be loss by you)

for if truth be shown

for those who will understand

how one deals with the living perfection of this world

is indicative of how one will deal with perfections of any world

and beyond (worlds)

and as there are perfections of other worlds

far greater and more sacred

and more beautiful and even more wonderful

(in the wholeness of their beings)

than the living perfection of this world

as such exists

why should such be granted to you

if you cant attain, maintain, and sustain

the lesser living perfection of this world

 

the true success of life exists not within this life

the true purpose of the living perfection exists not within this world

this life is offered as a means to a greater opportunity

this living perfection is only a means to a greater opportunity

it is only for the greater opportunities

that we should seek to endure this life

and master this life

and serve this life

and enjoy this life

and live this life in the form of this life

within the context of the intention in which it was given to us

everything else, in the end, will mean very little

if anything

 

(but will most likely mean nothing)

so put not too much care to the affairs of this world

except for that which will bring you closer

to fulfilling the means to obtaining the greater opportunities

(for the sake of the life and perfections these opportunities will grant...)

 

are you willing to become

a rare being of goodness

at whatever cost is demanded of you

and live the realities of such

a life committed to goodness

with unfailing commitment

 

if so,

attain, maintain, and concentrate

your faith

 


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