Reality

Reality influences

Everything we do

And changes us

But reality itself

Never changes

 

We cannot change reality

Only our perception of it

 

Like seeing things

For the first time

In the light of a new day

 

Reality is present

Everywhere

Underlying everything

Influencing all things

 

There is no place or time

Reality is not 

Just patiently waiting

For us to wake up

Word of God

His word is like an echo

That when sent out

Returns to him

Again and again

 

But it returns to him

Hollow, empty

Nothing but an echo

Of his words

 

When will his word

Return to him fulfilled

And who can receive it

 

St. John 10:16

“And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.” 

The Mind

Art: Immaculate Conception by Giovanni Bapttista Tiepolo

When the spirit

Puts her foot

On the head

Of the serpent

Game over

 

The mind is

A worthy adversary

A worthy opponent

But no match

For the spirit

 

Spirit trumps mind

She created the mind

 

Overcome the mind

Do not see it

As an obstacle

But as a stepping stone

 

Kingdom of God

A house is just that
What we labor for
A place to live
And when it is finished
We move in
And the house becomes a home

Christ built a house
A place where he could live
He is finished and he is home

The house is only what it contains
And when love fills our home
It comes pouring out the doors and windows
Out into the streets and cities and countries

 

St. Luke 17:21

…for behold, the kingdom of God is within you.”