The voice of God is silence

If you listen closely
with ears concentrating
on the present moment

you can hear the voice of God
the voice is silence

nothing contains anything and something
everything includes nothing
The emptiness of nothing
leaves a resounding peace

Can you sit in stillness with God?
could you spare 5 minutes?

If willing, pay close attention to the breath
this expanding action is your connection to the universe
nothing could be more fundamental
nothing could be more forgotten
than making the involuntary voluntary

As you approach the shore of your reason
casting imagination of what lies beyond
keep faith
open yourself to compassion
release your power and influence

hear the voice of God in silence

ten thousand functions, one suchness

The journey of a thousand steps starts right at your feet
Step one was understanding the great feat up ahead
Better to take care of the shoes,

There is only one program called life
with one run on this path of our trajectory
Ten thousand functions
experience through interpreted history
the simpleness of all complexity
within suchness

quiet the mind
to seek the door of this suchness
it has many other worlds behind its surface

Each function plays a critical part
neatly defined, re-defined and called upon
the suchness depends on unity
without so it would not be such
much has been made of the last steps
to get through a journey
many emphasize the beginning

few stick through the arduous and ardent intermission
plan your obsession
to relieve attachment on all but perseverance
adhering to the mantra

ten thousand functions,
one suchness

Set the intention

Affirming the cold winter breeze, before the first step
giving dues to the power of small sharp pricks that redden the skin
one rounded corner of powerful blows may not stop your tracks
but lengthy strolls in such conditions of many corners will take a toll

Before the first step, set intention
how far? which path? for how long?
intention to select a proper jacket to protect

Anticipation is a form of rationalization
critical for any mission with a hint of difficulty
the new year sets resolutions for changing
without specifics
its like following a map written in a foreign language
perhaps you can follow the geographic markers
perhaps you find your way before it gets darker

set the intention with a marker to codify presence
mindfulness recognizes surprises
but doesn’t led them lead the mind stray
recognize this opportunity for what it is
the plans will change but you may continue

continue to resolve by setting your intention
reset every morning
set the intention

give everything first

The morning brings urgency of movement

This urgency is fueled by awareness of the finite.
Life’s limitation that there will only be a certain number of mornings.
Celebrating this privilege, he lights an incense.
Reflecting on this opportunity, he prays to be of service; to serve the day
Responsibility is the purpose for his early mornings

to give everything first

If by the end of the night you do not feel exhaustion
perhaps you need rise earlier to the urgency of finitude

God’s voice can be heard in the silence
Walk the streets in the early morning and listen to his presence

The urgency of the present
the dedication of your sacrifice
to give everything first

waiting patiently

This world awaits your new self

It awaits for you to find that which you already have

When you awaken, your joys would not seem as great as your suffering
realizing that they both were necessary for the path to be formed of your journey

listen to the divine patience and compassion of silence
It calls to you and your inner voice
this emotional immaturity cries for love out of natural selfishness

feed this child the selfless compassion you would share with a struggling friend

This world awaits your new self
This world will wait patiently

Always Get Back Up

Every failure
is another chance to learn success
I have never met a battle that could not be met
within reason

The hardest battle is from within
nothing in my environment could keep up
with my expectations
dive into frustrations

I lost focus getting too focused on one thing
spread love, keep time
wake early, sleep early
take care of the body

3 miles at top speed
leaves me relaxed and relieved

30 mins of meditation
to clear clutter for concentration

These daily activities
of created energy
are the paths to realizing identity
clinging to the past or hoping for the future
while forgetting this present moment
is an omen of unused potential

find your obstacle
try as many times as you can to go through
when knocked down
always get back up

May there be peace and love and perfection throughout all creation

“I believe in God”
“God believes in me”

Words spoken in the mind during a meditation retreat.

“This is my reality”
“This is my ultimate reality”
“I have compassion for my ultimate reality”

Beliefs instilled deep within the roots of my veins

“This is happiness”
“Enjoy this moment”
“Nothing is more or less important than right now”

Values created through repetition
Learning of a new order and form

“Thank you for today”
“I am grateful”
“I am grateful for this, right now”

Gentle smiles of flickering light
straightened posture
Awaiting the gift of insight
while removing expectations

The silence and stillness and quiet
transforms

I found something more powerful than power,
compassion