Saturday, March 2, 2013

Where To Look



“My mentor, Gottfried Muller once said to me, “Thomas, do you want to know how to look into the eyes of God?’

‘Of Course!’ I answered.

‘Then look into the eyes of any other living thing,’ he said.”

--Thom Hartmann “The Last Days Of Ancient Sunlight”



Yes, I’d grown cynical

Lived a life so long wherein

I searched for Him

In every church

in temple and mosque

Read a thousand tales

In a thousand books

Sank my mind

Into the lost valleys

Of philosophies, of physics theories

Trying to catch a glimpse of Him

Through lenses, windows

The bottom of a glass

And in the winds

Of lysergic journeys

Fell long distances

Rose to vaporless vacuums 

Sat cross-legged under sweet trees

Humming the Mandala of Om

Counting breaths, searching Yarrow stems

Laying prostrate on red rock mesas

Beseeching the curtain be parted

And peace be granted

To my groping heart.


I’d grown cynical,

Starved, fruitless and weak

Spirit parched

Past all love, I thought


One day I turned to gaze

Into the eyes of

Another being

And that’s where I found Him,

Staring back at me.



1 comment:

  1. "For now we see through a glass, darkly, but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known."

    I think you've got it!