Friday, September 20, 2013

There is a wild grace that is everywhere

There is no need to transcend anything here,
for you have taken birth in a sacred world.
Whatever arises in your immediate embodied experience
is none other than the path itself,
a gateway into the wild dimension of love.

Even your despair, your confusion, your fear,
your anger, and your sadness
are revelations of intelligence,
pouring into this reality
to expose a secret place within you.

From the perspective of awakened mind,
there is no bias for wisdom over neurosis,
divine over human, or clarity over confusion.
For anything met with pure awareness and open warmth
is self-liberated into the ground of being itself.

This is a spirituality of intimacy, friends!
of the breaking open of your naked, messy, vulnerable heart.
Fall into the unknown and come closer, and even closer than that.
There is a wild grace that is everywhere,
that keeps the stars from falling out of the sky.

It is this same grace that has assembled you as you are, cell by cell.