don’t let your soul dry up

even though you may get old and tired
and your body wither and shrink
your joints may creak and groan
like a weary engine
yet still
don’t let your soul dry up

your spirit is eternally young
timeless and free
it is not bound by the same rules
as your body
and our error
is to think it is

so let the body do its thing
but don’t be fooled

it is not you, and it never was
you are forever free
and open
don’t dry up
stay free until
your last breath

you are much too wonderful
for that fate.

time based and body bound

what are we
beyond all this?

locked up in these shells
time based and body bound

subject to cosmic laws
we don’t understand

we grapple and struggle
to make sense of this
we plead with the wise
to explain
our predicament

we search the heavens
for company

but we remain
time based and body bound
each of us
a momentary appearance

in the mind of god

each time i try and
understand all this
my mind collapses
and i am left without words.

let your heart break open

tear down the walls
of your heart
and be done with all this
defending and attacking
this protection
has done nothing
but keep you hidden from life
it was a trick you learned
but it didn’t work

you thought you could
protect yourself from pain
but it just killed you
and numbed you
and now you are here
terrified of your own shadow.

tear down the walls of your heart
and let the world in
let it flood the dry barren land
if it kills you
so what!
better to die of the truth
than live in the lie

but it won’t kill you
it will resurrect you
and bring you back
and give you wings
so you can fly.

we are made of light

we are designed with potential
hard wired into us

made of the same light
as the rest of the universe

we are the same
as the distant star
spinning in an unknown galaxy

we are black hole
and super nova

we have the potential
for cosmic consciousness
and all that comes with it

oh why! do we spend our lives
just coping, getting by, fighting, hating
warring, starving?

i say let us evolve beyond all this
and all of us, together,
take a step forward in our evolution
we have the potential
why not now we realize it?

and here it is, it starts with me
and you
in small ways we raise our vibration
by choosing love
by choosing peace
by choosing truth.

the vast blue ocean

it doesn’t matter how you do it
or which path you take
i don’t care what transport you use
or if you have to walk

just find your way
to the vast blue ocean
to the sky fields
make it all you want
set your inner eye
on that bliss
of freedom
that lies beyond the valley

and never stop
until you reach it
it may take no time
it may take a lifetime
some roads will lead nowhere
and you may feel like giving up

don’t

just find your way
to the vast blue ocean
to the sky fields

every ounce of pain and fear
rage and regret
is nothing
compared to a drop of that water

let us meet there
and swim together
in eternity.

i cried back to life

when i realized
how i kept love at bay
and shut its grace
out of my life
and how i defended
the walls of my heart
as closely as possible
i cried
and those tears
that flowed for many a day
brought great nourishment
back to a dry and barren desert

since then new life has grown
in a rich and fertile land
such great abundance and joy aplenty
and enough to share with
anyone who passes by.

those who deny love are fools

if i bore you
because i speak of little but love
i am sorry
but let me explain

after my years of walking this life
i have concluded that nothing else matters
as much as love

for most of those years
i was denied access to love
cut off from my own heart
and ruled by pain

and then something changed
and gradually,
brick by brick,
the walls of protection
came down

and i allowed
everything to rush in
and i never built a wall again

but when i hear people
saying that love is weak
or an easy option
or that it changes nothing

i am reminded of how tough it was
to open to the ocean
and willingly drown

those who deny love are fools
and cowards
they do not know
that love rules everything
and to keep it shut out
your whole life
is to live a life
in the shadows
denying the light exists.

i don’t want to bring you down but…

almost everything is bullshit
sorry
but someone has to say it
over and over again
we are trained to get caught up
and hooked in to all this

but really
it is an existential truth
that
almost everything is bullshit

the layers that cover the truth
are endless
but if you relentlessly search
without end
you will surely find
that nothing is true or real

except the nameless, formless
silence
in which everything appears

almost everything else is bullshit
although some is less bull
and more shit.

excuse me for my bluntness
but i had to get it out of my system
in case you thought
i believed anything.

In San Jose, California. Singing songs of sadness, love, truth and freedom.

the patterns of your life

if you could see
all the patterns of your life
from birth to death
and understand
the silken threads
that hold it all together
if you could see,
even for one moment,
the complexity
and beauty
of your unique pattern

in that moment you would surely awaken
and see it from on high
and you would never
fall back into confusion or doubt
ever again.

nowhere to hide

there is nowhere to hide
from your own sun
it is there always
shining the light of truth
and casting the shadows
that terrify you
but it is not the sun
that scares you
it is the shadows

look friend, take a minute and think,
ignore the shadows
they are but ghosts

and keep your eyes and heart
set upon the sun

that is where the peace
and the love is.