Monday, September 24, 2007

Forget Everything

I am back, but not feeling very prolific with my words, so I will share those of another.



Forget Everything
By John Squadra

If someone says, “To be enlightened you must
fast and pray all night,”
Have dinner and go to bed.
If you see a sign, “This way to salvation,”
run the other way.
If someone says, “This book is the truth,
you can buy it from me,”
Take your money and buy grapes and roses.
If someone says, “He’s talking tonight,
thousands will be saved.”

Go for a walk…listen to the birds
and watch the clouds, and leave
your backpack, your Bible and your Buddha
under a tree and hope
they will be gone when you return.
Where we are going you can’t carry anything,
not even your name.
If there is logic in the above,
be afraid, it’s a lie.

But if you feel something in your chest
as beautiful as the grass beneath your feet,
be grateful…open your arms
and forget everything
you ever thought you knew.


Source: This Ecstasy

as seen at Northwoods Contemplative

photo by bill

5 comments:

Tess said...

Welcome back, we missed you.

Sunrise Sister said...

With new found self-knowledge, confidence and freedom, it must be hard to "release" them back into the wilderness from which many of them came.....I hope it was a beautiful week.

Thanks for John Squadra - he's worth reading again and again:)

The Dream said...

Fantastic, Lucy. I especially love the last line.

Welcome back!

lucy said...

Thank you, ladies. I missed you, too.

SS--it was truly a beautiful week. i hope to write about it soon, but in the meantime you nailed it for they truly left with new "self-knowledge, confidence and freedom!"

Shelby said...

great great great :)