The Only Question

May 1, 2015

 

On Monday I taught a highly energetic class of teachers and Yogis at Triyoga Soho and I felt so present and plugged in.

 

When I arrived home, I had lyrics to a rap or a poem flowing through my mind and I knew I was in a creative space and just had to write down my thoughts as they arose.  This is what unfolded and spilled onto the page like water, without me thinking twice about it. . . 

 

 

The Only Question

 

The only question in life is “To open one’s heart or not?”

 

But in a world of disconnected souls, it’s hard to loosen the knot

 

Around one’s heart that keeps it strong and protected

 

Fearing that somewhere along the way it will be rejected.

 

Year upon year we have become so good

 

At building an armour so strong it could

 

Keep feelings of pain, of anger, of grief at bay

 

To avoid those who may betray

 

Our trust, our love, our kindness

 

But now we ask “why are we in this mess?”

 

As a nation of intelligent souls who understand the importance

 

Of Love in this one fleeting life’s dance

 

Why are we not taking every opportunity?

 

To open to one-another and just see

 

Where it may lead us, perhaps far away

 

From this chaos we see today.

 

For when we suppress one sensation we numb

 

ALL and can only be described as “dumb”

 

If we hope to attain a higher state

 

Without first facing this great debate

 

That plays out between heart and mind.

 

One wants to open, the other not so kind

 

to strangers, to those in their shadow, perhaps a ‘difficult’ being

 

But if we are to attain this Union, we must first ‘be seeing’

 

The lesson that exists in the crossing of paths

 

With our greatest teacher; the one not allowed in our hearts.

 

For what is it about this person that reminds

 

Us of something we would rather leave behind.

 

In finding out and embracing our shadowy parts

 

Are we then able to find enough space in our hearts

 

To extend the flow of love to every corner of the universe

 

As though the quantity of our Love would never disperse

 

Or fade away, or diminish, or lessen

 

And, in doing so, we learn life’s lesson

 

That our hearts are our epicenter and should be plugged

 

Into every other heart that we hug,

 

Until a web of connection is formed in the formless

 

World and we allow the information

 

To flow between us without trepidation.

 

For each and every heart just wants to connect

 

To plug into the web of respect

 

For one another that I know we can feel

 

If we look inside, address our shadow self and heal.

 

The great chasm of ‘disconnect’ between the pull of the heart

 

And the action we take, is a great place to start.

 

To open one’s heart is the only solution

 

And this, my friend, will be the REVOLUTION.

 

 

 

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