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Mind and Heart

The mind creates the abyss, and the heart crosses it. ~Nisargadatta Maharaj

Saksham Gangwar,

We walk through half our life

As if it were a fever dream

Barely touching the ground,

Our eyes half-open

Our hearts half-closed.

Not half knowing who we are

We watch the ghost of us drift

From room to room

Through friends and lovers

Never quite as real as advertised.

Not saying half we mean

Or meaning half we say

We dream ourselves

From birth to birth

Seeking some true self.

Until the fever breaks

And the hear cannot abide

A moment longer

As the rest of us awakens,

Summoned from the dream,

Not half-caring for anything but love.

~Shan Tsai, in Becoming Kuan Yin, by Stephen Levine

Upcoming Retreats:

Sept. 17-20 Initiating the 21 Aspects of Sophia, Holy Cross Monastery, West Park, NY

Sept. 20-22 Emerging from the Womb-Tomb with Mary Magdalene, Holy Cross Monastery, West Park, NY

Please Note: Space is very limited for September retreats. Book now if interested

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