A quote from “A Course in Miracles” (about going within)

There is a silence into which the world cannot intrude. There is an ancient peace you carry in your heart and have not lost. Lay down your arms and come without defense into the quiet place where Heaven’s peace holds all things still at last. Lay down all thoughts of danger and of fear. As…

“Subtle Truth” – by Lao Tzu

Why scurry about looking for the truth?
It vibrates in every thing and every not-thing,
right off the tip of your nose. Can you be still and see it
in the mountain? the pine tree? yourself?

NATURE POEMS: “The Lake of Beauty” by Edward Carpenter

“The Lake of Beauty” Let your mind be quiet, realising the beauty of the world, and the immense, the boundless treasures that it holds in store. All that you have within you, all that your heart desires, all that your Nature so specially fits you for — that or the counterpart of it waits embedded…

ZEN POEMS: “Still water” by Chuang Tzu

“Still water”   The non-action of the wise man is not inaction. It is not studied.  It is not shaken by anything. The sage is quiet because he is not moved, Not because he wills to be quiet. Still water is like glass. You can look in it and see the bristles on your chin. It…

POEMS: “Traveller: stop a moment (from Anamnesis)”

“Traveller: stop a moment (from Anamnesis)”   Traveller: stop a moment. It is time to stop time, to step inside. Come into this house of quiet and let it take your mind. Can you ? The hardest thing. To stop thinking. So you can start really seeing and enter the silent mind that waits in…

POEMS: “Listen to This Stillness Moving”

Listen to This Stillness Moving Listen, Listen to this Stillness moving as the Silent Wind through Mind -the Mind of all creation –  blowing as the glistening brook, the salamander struggling up a wet incline of leaves, a tiny purple flower offered to the Buddha, joyful wind chimes jingling, scampering squirrels and squawking jays, preening…

SPIRITUAL POEMS: “Birthright”

Birthright   Despite illness of body or mind, in spite of blinding despair or habitual belief, who you are is whole. Let nothing keep you separate from the truth. The soul, illumined from within, longs to be known for what it is. Undying, untouched by fire or the storms of life, there is a place…