I have been marinating in metta so much lately, as I prepare for the mini-training/webinar that I'm leading FOR FREE next week.
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This poem emerged out of my reflections on metta.
says the crowd
wandering emptily, weaving through the night,
drunk on false advertisement.
Each one is a vacuum of lies,
promises to the self, broken.
Each one, hungry,
waits for their soul to return.
But their bellies are too full from all the pudding, the blintzes, the tinny jingles
of stringing themselves along
Too much immediate gratification
for any of that love to drop in.
craving is a poison
it turns the insides to black,
it spoils the meat of the soul and hardens the heart of the world.
When did it become ok with you
that empty handed beggar
desperate to be seen?
Go back to that painful moment and take a different path.
And how now, you ask?
Get in there with that wanting,
give yourself back to yourself
open yourself to the craving beneath the craving.
Let that water soak you through
let the knife of that craving cut the armor off
feel the pain of that wanting,
let it absolve you.
You have done nothing wrong,
but what you have done has put you here.
Do something different.
want your own wanting
drink your own poison
breathe in your own longing.
Stop passing the buck.
You will find your way into the well within
The metta well
where the holy water runs clear and deep
and become the source
that moistens the dry cracked hands
of your own beggar’s heart
and fills the tank
that fuels the world.
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