Monthly Archives: February 2014

Saving the world

‘The wise man sits on the hole in his carpet.’

We all have so many things,
and we’re shielding our eyes
from the very sight
that we will bow down to,
One of these days.

‘I used to feel sorry for myself for having no shoes until I met a man who was dead.’

We’re all racing towards a blind bend
and our hearts are pacing faster than they’re breathing:
We breathe air
that is full of poison.
And we laugh.
And we cry.
And we throw things.
And it’s all a big act,
a big act because there’s really nothing there,
and we’re scared,
so we put on this drama,
and make things exciting,
because to be still is to be dead.
The Buddha is dead.
As is Jesus.
And Muhammad (peace be upon him).
And we will even soon die too.

‘He gives him roast meat and beats him with the spit.’

We’re a tempest.
We’ve forgotten the inner wisdom,
the gentleness and the sadness,
the forlorn and the peace.
We’ve forgotten it all,
just as
the indigenous spirit
has been
lost.

Rumi says:
I will soothe you and heal you, I will bring you roses.  I too have been covered in thorns.  The wound is the place where light enters you.  What hurts you, blesses you.  Darkness is your candle.  But listen to me.  For one moment quit being sad.  Hear blessings dropping their blossoms all around you.  The inspiration you seek is already within you.  Be silent and listen.
Those doing soul work, who want the searing truth more than solace or applause, know each other right away.  Those who want something else turn and take a seat in another room.  Soul-makers find each others company.  The minute I heard my first love story I starting looking for you, not knowing how blind that was.  Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere.  They’re in each other all along.

It feels like things are broken, all across the world, and that shards have pierced our hearts.

On the evening of Friday 14th February 2014, at l’Esprit d’Amor, we will be hosting an evening of Metta.  Loving Kindness.  Unconditional Love.  Compassion.  Empathy.  It will be our first opening of the doors.  It will be the opening of the hearts, the working of the hearts, the blessing of the world and the receiving of the world’s blessings.
I would like to extend an invitation to the worldwide community to join us that evening.  We are beginning the evening at 6pm GMT, with an introduction to metta and heart practices.  At 7pm GMT, I propose that we sit in a global heartscape: a meditation of the interconnectedness of all of our hearts.  We sit, we close our eyes, and we go straight to the heart: visualise, and feel, the hearts of other people, of other beings, and of the world.  Then, feel your heart open and shine to the whole world, as we all interconnect and share in love and gratitude.  Please, do be a part of this.