This unknown time

Follow your own vision.
From Bryan at Visions of a People’s Dharma

Visions of a People's Dharma

I no longer want to involve my being with endless chats of maybes and possibilities.

Nor debate opinions, or so-called truths, whatever they may be.

Or stories of her, him, and it, dancing in endless drama.

Or seeking what isn’t and never will be.

Nor do I care to listen to empty commitments, made from an empty existence, attempting to force change.

Or pretending to care, or not care.

I want to spend my unknown amount of time,

embracing exactly what is in my moments, seeing my vision, not yours or others.

Not running, or chasing after, changing it, manipulating it, forcing it, or pretending it.

Just, A Human, Being,

Being.

Bryan Wagner

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Self-belief

Saint Francis and the Sow ~ Galway Kinnell

The bud

stands for all things,

even for those things that don’t flower,

for everything flowers, from within, of self-blessing;   

though sometimes it is necessary

to reteach a thing its loveliness,

to put a hand on its brow

of the flower

and retell it in words and in touch

it is lovely

until it flowers again from within, of self-blessing;   

as Saint Francis

put his hand on the creased forehead

of the sow, and told her in words and in touch   

blessings of earth on the sow, and the sow   

began remembering all down her thick length,   

from the earthen snout all the way

through the fodder and slops to the spiritual curl of the tail,   

from the hard spininess spiked out from the spine   

down through the great broken heart

to the sheer blue milken dreaminess spurting and shuddering   

from the fourteen teats into the fourteen mouths sucking and blowing beneath them:

the long, perfect loveliness of sow.

You’ll find a full analysis of the poem here.

Everything flowers from within, inspired by self-belief and self-love. We need to recognize our worth. In this way, we can reap fullness.