Open your heart to the world
Vulnerable I am
Can I be hurt?
When hurt is our daily bread
There is only one move to make – open more
How can I find out if my life will be equal to this hurt?
Going for shelter in this storm will kill me
All the angels spread wide their wings in pain
Only then do they know what pain is
Do pain and knowing belong together?
Is there knowing free of this friction?
The best thing I heard in a long time was
Bring your full mind into your body.
There is a reverse effort that is magical:
Swallow the pain, swallow all experiences like red glowing iron balls
Be a glutton for the world’s suffering and discover your non-limits
Discover how you cannot be more than you are
Something somehow shifts gears up into lower rpms
Until you reach very low
Only the simple weed on the side of the path can measure the mighty redwood
Let me sink into this lowest place where all the stench is found
Let me come to inhale the other side of things
Dammit! as long as I fear I will perish!
So let me drink it in deeply this bitter nectar of death
Who knows? Maybe I’ll survive!