OUR CEASELESS NOW

OUR CEASELESS NOW

Our ceaseless life

together

is one timely woven

continuum

of relationships,

events,

experiences,

surprises and

opposites.

We continue

to experience

the equalizing pain

and joy

of being our

perfectly

imperfect selves.

Everyday,

somehow and

some way,

our evolving ego

confronts

the deeper

strength

of the

Spirit of

our Depths.

Everyday,

the cross

that has our name on it,

awaits

our integrity

to refine

our true meaning

and purpose,

reshaping, redefining

what is is

to grow

and heal

and serve

in Love.

How we take

those sharp jabs

of inner and outer

voices

sharpens

our prevailing trust

in this

Sacred Process.

They—all of them—

the healing voices

and

the hurtful voices—

are solid servants of

Divine Presence

working in us.

“My problems

may be a ton,

my problems

may be an ounce;

but it ain’t how

big or little they are;

but how I take’um

that counts.”*

So,

thank You for Your

supportive affirmation;

and thank You for

every sacred scar.

We choose to heed and heal

them all,

slowly,

painfully and gratefully,

one by one,

through myriad experiences

of humbling self-awareness

and loving

non-attachment

determined to

awaken and evolve,

grow and serve.

Divine Love

is such a

crazy wonderful Force.

At once that pernicious snake

in the garden

and the guiding star of hope

remain close by.

Our resistance

and humiliation—

confirming our human

margins,

placed in Transforming Presence—

fall upward

into release,

harmony

and insight.

Another learning

liberates!

Delicious new wine

spills over our glasses!

Our ceaseless lives

embrace another

glimpse

of Ceaseless Life

here, now.

(* A poem I learned in childhood)

Hal Edwards

April 22, 2016

Wauconda

LATER LOVES

LATER LOVES

We are later loves,

yet, right on time;

our years and tears

of experience, loss and

refined trust

have yearned and earned

this shared wonder.

Impossible to comprehend

and always sought

with integrity,

we have been given

open doors.

It is all about

truthseeking and courage,

healing and growing,

living in the now

and walking faithfully

into the Great Unknown.

Soul open to soul,

eyes that invite eternity

into the heartland

of our intimacy,

this sacred and shared space

basks in gratitude.

SEE YOU AT THE POLLS

See You at the Polls

I read
The Wall Street Journal
And
The New York Times;
I watch CNN
And FOX.
I listened to
Romney and Obama
At both Conventions.

I have some
Work to do
Inside
As I listen and learn
What is mine to do.

The more I listen
To both sides of
Our most divided
Congress in my lifetime,
The more I commit
To
Discern and
Seek
An Inner Stance
That
Provides Attitudes
And Perspectives
That enhance
Our highest good.

I have heard the voices
Of every Presidential candidate
And elected President
Since FDR.

I once thought
That issues were
Black or white
With no gray
Sandwiched
In between.

Time and Life
And my hard won
Experience
Have released me
From the
Inviting illusions
Of absolute
Political clarity
Or
The naïve expectations
That
One Person
alone
Or One Party
alone
Has the power
To transform
Our country
And heal
Our woes.

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