Sunday, February 5, 2012

lost & found

"Self is the only prison that can ever bind the soul."  
~Henry Van Dyke, The Prison and the Angel

Is all well in our world?  No matter what our circumstances are we well? 

Or do we swing schizophrenically on our own self inflicted hangman's noose battling incessantly with our selves? 

Drawn and quartered between stuck and lost?  between our compulsive obsessions or the never ending process of finding ourselves? 

Or do we dance to and celebrate our innate nature?  Acknowledging balance is indeed the key?  Exploring the parts of us that please us?  Appreciating what our shadow selves teach us? 

In our path toward enlightenment our journey is paved each step of the way with the choice we make, the attitude we sustain, the decision concluded. 

Who determines which is wise or appropriate?  timely or truly? 

Are we encouraged and empowered by the endeavor?  Are we filled with light, love, life? 

Is the body harnessed?  the mind disciplined?  the heart engaged?  the spirit ignited?  the soul kindled? 

Where then do we let life take us?