A Moment

Sunlight filters through the branches
The wind blows softly
Leaves fall quietly to the ground
In their own time

Everything is complete

©2016 by Awakening Wisdom Light

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This Time of Year

This time of year
The beginning of quiet
Feeling of change
Your colors are so vibrant
So varied
This gold is not coveted
But it is priceless
This is a beautiful, magical world
A presence is awakening
Look at the beauty when no one is looking
What a beautiful space for beauty

©2016 by Awakening Wisdom Light

Photo @2008 by Carl Mueller

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The Beauty of Giving

A gift is a beautiful thing
Sharing with another
A connection

Between people
Humans and the Earth
The Earth and the stars

Giving
Not because they should
But because they realize

That in reality
They are not separate
A deep connection

What is the greatest gift you have to offer to this world?

The happiness
Of your true self

© 2016 by Awakening Wisdom Light

Two People Meet

Two people meet
Different faiths
Different beliefs

And because they are free
Sincere
Genuine

Their meeting is joyous
Recognizing the sacred
In each other

Two people meet
Dogmatic
Self-righteous

Their meeting is disastrous
Recognizing only their judgements
In the other

When two people meet
There is One
And no other

©2016 by Awakening Wisdom Light

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The Human Earth Drama

The Human Earth Drama

We fight one another
With words
With weapons

We strive to succeed
For money
For status

We misunderstand
By judging
By condemning

And all the while

The moon sits in the sky
Without a care

The stars twinkle away
Completely at ease

The planets orbit the sun
Not in a hurry

Galaxies spiral away
Enjoying the ride

Some may find it unsettling
Others a great despair
But I find it extraordinarily peaceful

To know that our lives
Our conflicts and battles
And everything we think is so important

Is of no real consequence
To our wonderful planet
In our beautiful universe

Whatever harm we inflict
The Earth will survive
And carry on

Whether we make it or not
The universe will continue
In its miraculous wonder

On this gorgeous night
My only wish
Is that the world
Will know my love

©2016 by Awakening Wisdom Light

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A Leaf

I am a leaf blowing in the wind

Without a thought

Unfettered

© 2016 by Awakening Wisdom Light

So Much Love

So Much Love

I’ve never known so much love
And you are the source
The fountain of goodness

Like a supreme nectar
Flowing into my heart
A river of wholesomeness

An infinite supply
Of everything that I’m looking for
All that I’ve wanted or needed

I found it in you
You are my true lover
And I love you forever

©2016 by Awakening Wisdom Light

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My Friend, A Soldier

As you get off the plane
Stepping into the airport
Heading home

Your fatigues
Are like an artifact
From a world many will never see

Your face
Tells a story
That many could never imagine

Many are afraid
To look in your eyes
Because they may see what you’ve seen

Others look with judgement
Thinking they can understand who you are
And the choices you’ve made

Still others look with disinterest
Because they have more important concerns
In the Real World

And yet others
Look with excitement
Longing for something
They do not really understand

But as for me

I am not excited by you
I do not think you are ordinary
I can not judge you
And I do not fear you

What is right?
What is wrong?
Right and wrong
Exist in each other

In the midst of War
There are those who find Peace
And in many of those who call for peace
There is a hidden war raging inside themselves

Who can clearly say
What is the right path?
Does anyone have the power
To dictate what should and should not be?

Only reality is the judge
Of what is
And what is not

For your experiences
For your choices
For who you are

I can only Love you
My friend
A soldier

©2016 by Awakening Wisdom Light

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True Beauty

Your body is only an expression
Of the blissful radiance within
Your body is only a mask

But when the inner beauty is shining strongly
It pervades your entire body
Making it glorious and beautiful
Shining with the light from within

There is beauty in everyone
We are foolish
When we see the beauty
Only on the outside

Not recognizing
Where it really comes from

Your skin is glowing
When the inner beauty is shining

Your eyes are filled with light
And there are no imperfections

Inner beauty is profoundly peaceful
When you recognize it
In another
Or in yourself

Only beauty can recognize beauty
So when you see beauty in another
Trace the beauty back to its source

There you will find peace
In the recognition of your Self

©2016 by Awakening Wisdom Light

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Planting Weeds

Going to war
In order to create peace
Is like weeding a garden
At the same time planting weeds

©2016 by Awakening Wisdom Light

Photo©2011 by Lewis Steward Giles

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Views in this poem do not necessarily reflect those of the creator of this photo