WHAT SUSTAINS


I have begun to deeply understand Beauty as the single spiritual force that draws me through life and propels me, gives me courage, inspires me. I somehow think it should be Love or Truth..making rules as usual. But it is the Beauty in people, places and things that causes Love to arise in me and saturate me. Beauty activates Truth that then compels me to reject the shallow, the illusory and the sentimental. They are not separate forces but aspects of the One. Finally though, it is the longing for and search for Beauty that flows through my being. It is my life force. It is the gift that is given to me in this particular human incarnation. It is Beauty that invites me into the mystery of experience.

 

 

WHAT SEEKS US

 

The light in the bowl of honey

 

is the perfume in the apple

 

is the breath in rising bread

 

is the longing in new wine

 

is the ache in an autumn leaf

 

is the bitter taste in wind

 

is the waiting in winter trees

 

is the gnarl in the hand reaching

 

for the deep sweetness

 

in death.