They are a secret gateway to the joy
that is meant specifically for you
should you choose to invest in such curiosities.
Follow them as deep as they go
and be patient with yourself
as you pause to laugh, or cry, or
do something else for a few days.
No turn of events will lighten your heart.
No one will make you feel Loved.
Joy is unconditional,
and the conditions are of multitude,
so what do you choose?
we are remembering an old story,
as if we recall the earthly smell of old books
and rocks, and fire-smoke,
that say, oh yes, We. Are.
I am Alive
and oh yes,
I am of One
and oh yes,
I am Free.
And I choose Joy.
And should you encounter difficulty and stress,
you might pause and pretend...
pretend that moment perfectly pairs to your growing edge
your next 'level up' matched with a little shakin' up,
a little thinking on your feet
a little life-hacking cheat
a little deep feeling
a little healing
and a little humour.
You may also pretend
it is a dramatic collapse...
that we still must fight each other
and forever relapse.
And while we're pretending,
let's pretend there's no such thing as mishaps!
our feelings are no accident
and our choices follow us along...
we can do this day the same old way
or we can lift ourselves out of the fog.
It is all one moment, gone.
And the relationship of all things
forever lives on.