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the greatest poem never seen

imagine that the greatest works of art
have never been seen
by anyone beyond the artist

that poem you wrote and never showed anyone
the story that stayed in your head
or the song you played for no one but god

these are the unsung heroes of life

not everything has to be seen
and shared
sold and scrutinized

there was a film i saw recently
of a poet who lived a regular life
his daily poems were just an expression
of life
he was not seeking fame or fortune
or striving to be read
in fact his book of poems
was destroyed by the dog
and no one had read them

some art exists for its own sake
it is all consciousness expressing itself
through form
and it doesn’t care abut fame or readership

i have often said
some of my best songs have never
been heard by anyone.

utterly unique

each of us manifested by the grace of god
yes, divine intelligence
chose you
and of all the billions and billions of humans
who have been before you
there has never been one like you
each nuance you carry
and anything that you may not like
about yourself
is fine with god

ah! if only we could accept ourselves
as god accepts us

your perfection is in your uniqueness
not in what you do
you are already perfect
before you do anything

all you need to do is radiate your inner perfection.
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Existentialists Only Need Apply

Only those who dare to look inside
At the void
And those who, by choice or fate or life’s misfortune,
Fall to the very bottom of all meaning,
Need apply

Only those who have become tired and sickened
By the endless flapping around on the surface of the deep dark lake
And, thirsty for something real,
Have chosen to drown themselves
In the mystery and confusion
Are welcome

Let the flappers flap
And let the divers
And the drowners
The searchers and the seekers
Let the disillusioned and the broken
Apply
For they are the ones who give life its meaning
And its art
And its depth.

If you are prepared to dive, and keep on diving,
Eventually you will discover the pearl.

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creativity is an impulse not a choice

even if it draws no money
or no-one even sees it
if it brings no fame
or even if it brings misery
serve it anyway.
creativity, your art,
is an impulse sent by the divine
it is the divine impulse itself
manifesting into consciousness
for the sheer joy of it. 
no other reason is necessary.

true art is not a choice
but a necessity,
a demand, and to not serve it
might be the worst thing
you ever did.

so i say, ‘turn it all into art…
all the pain, the joy
the suffering, the anger
and even the fear.
let it all become the raw material
of your creativity.’

that is the only true prayer necessary
and that is how we serve the divine.
Kavi in the Old Town

like you i know nothing

like you i have no idea where i came from

like you i have grown used to this

like you i have no idea where i’m going

when its all over

all we can really do is try and enjoy the experience while we are here

but let me make it clear

none of us actually know

what the fuck is going on.

kavi says, “i am convinced that the more i admit

that i know nothing

the more life reveals its secrets to me.”

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richer than money

your heart 
is the only wealth
that really matters

a rich man
with a cold heart
is a poor man
with money

but a poor man
with a warm heart
is rich

we cannot live
by money alone
yet it consumes us all

the artist who longs to paint
the musician who must play
and the writer scribbling in the cafe
all compromised by this monster
called necessity

‘i saw a youtube video about a guy who 
had come out of prison after doing time for drugs.
he couldn’t get back into society, couldn’t get an apartment 
or a job and was shunned by people.
So he said ‘fuck it,’ and decided to live in a tent and play his guitar, 
get whatever money he could from busking
and just do what he loves…his music.’

i have a lot of respect for that guy.
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I Came Here For a Reason

I did not incarnate just to be a robot
I came here for a reason
That reason reveals itself the more I wake up
And it doesn’t involve towing the line and behaving myself
It involves doing what I know is true
I know my commitment to awakening is the most revolutionary thing I can do
I serve the world by awakening fully to the truth of my essential nature, and from that place I act according to a true impulse
I did not incarnate just to be a robot
I will bust out of any box
I find myself in
Life is short
And there are things that must be done
That I alone can do

Let these words send a clear message
To my unconscious
That NOW is the time,
No more delaying tactics
Or subtle trickery
I am like the sun
Born to shine the light
On all darkness.
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the artist within

don’t tell me you are not creative
don’t say you have never had an urge
to write or paint or sing or dance

don’t imagine that 
you can push down
your need to express
your innermost world
and not die a little

we have been tricked into thinking
that artistic expression
is not that important

but i am here to tell you
that it is vital to our humanity

don’t turn your back
on your creativity
release the artist within
bring them up close
like a tender child
and give them what they need
hug them and whisper
you love them
let them shine
and cry and dance
and they will reward you
in secret and divine ways

if we could all do
just this
we would 
not have to fight each other
any more
we would be far too busy
laughing and crying
the world back to life.

Kavi and Travis Music Experience.
Kavi and Travis Music Experience.

god has invested so much in you

if you don’t do what you love
in this crazy life
that disappears in a flash
if you don’t live your life
fully, wildly, kindly, lovingly
and creatively
or if you let your sense
of duty or obligation
rule supreme
and you forget
to dance in the rain
and cry at the moon
if you live by other people’s rules
or you carry your wounds 
around in a bag called
unforgivable 
my dear dear friend
and fellow traveller
you will have missed
the point of being here

you came here
to love, yourself
and all life

if you have the choice
use it creatively
you are fortunate to have choice

and here is the thing..
god has invested so much in you
and wants to see a return!
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