To Live From the Heart

August 14, 2011




To be free...
To trust yourself...
To trust all you are...
To rely on your deep heart...
To... find truths...
To... merge with life...
To... become life...
To... become truth...

To live from the heart
Requires a clean heart...
A true heart...
Not clouded by hates...
Or presumptions...
Or prejudices...
Or... judgments...

Because...
Living in truth...
Requires... love...
To search out reasons...
To discover unknowns...
To... understand...
As... every creature
Has... a reason...
And... can be so lost.

To... not love...
Is to abandon life...
For... life is so complicated...
And so hurtful
To our gentle hearts.

To live from the heart...
Is... all that you are...
All... those choices you make...
All... those habits you choose...
All... those illusions you need...
They come to the surface...
And you will know them...
So that you can... fix them.
You can make yourself healthy...
And you can be free.

To be thwarted...
And forced to think about
Every little thing...
To be cornered into
Going against your own heart...
Under the premise that
You cannot trust your heart...
According to a belief that...
The human heart is flawed
And saved only by obedience
To some... rules...
Rules that decide for you
How you live...
And think...
And feel...
Until... you are nothing but
A programmed creation
Finally permitted to exist.

I've seen these doctrines
Being practiced in our lives.
Are we... fool enough to follow fashions?
Are we... fool enough to follow a crowd?
Are we... fool enough to fall
For a flawed philosophy?
Well... we surely can be.
We are social creatures...
And we do that.
We... conform to our environment.
This... is no basis for any judgment.

Judgment itself
Is a flawed philosophy.
Judgment
Is a philosophy of ignorance
For those who don't bother
To understand much at all.
Some... need to categorize
For some... unknown reason.
It's just so much easier.

But... living from the heart
Unfolds our uglinesses
And our beauties.
And we will know...
We will see and we will know...
And... life will go on
Because... to be free...
Will work all things out...
And no one
Will ever seem to notice
Because it is so beautiful.




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