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We have All Touched The World With Little Fingers

here’s the thing –
the people prayed to God;
deliver us from evil,
from oppression,
all this misery.

And hearing their prayers
god sent an answer.

But it wasn’t a king,
an army,
a weapon,
a political party,
not even a religion –
but rather God with all the power and the glory

answered  their prayers

with  a  child


for you all – may you remember


with regards to Joseph Campbell




Putting The Tea Cup In, by pd lyons



Putting The Tea Cup In

what can be said about the rain?
does it have a politic?
philosophy? religion?

it must have a history,
there must have been a time
when there was no rain
and then there was.

what language does the rain use?
what alphabet does it choose?
or perhaps prefers memory to letters,
silence over words?

and even if you understood,
would the rain decide to speak to you?
perhaps it does and you do –

but right now you’re not paying attention as you’re trying to be quick about the packing, trying to wrap that tea cup, its saucer broke so long ago, you can’t remember how or when.

 you’re in a hurry now because you know if he comes in and sees you putting the tea cup in, he’ll give out, saying there’s more important things to pack, that he can buy you a new one, that you’re silly to fuss over such a thing.

and for a moment you consider leaving it out
maybe on the garden wall
leaving it to share its history with the rain
for there must have been a time
when there was no tea cup
and then there was.

(with regards to t.s.& e.e.)



pd lyons photography

quotes from pema chodron



Learn More | Books and Audio | The Pema Chödrön Foundation
July 18, 2012


“Fruition” implies that at some future time you will feel good. One of the most powerful Buddhist teachings is that as long as you are wishing for things to change, they never will. As long as you’re wanting yourself to get better, you won’t. As long as you are oriented toward the future, you can never just relax into what you already have or already are.


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Comfortable with Uncertainty: 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion, page 149.

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