by bryan maynard
Poetry is a kind word made flesh experience for me. Below are two poems that describe the life that can be found after you lose your (first) life of the ego. It was Jesus who said, “Lose your life and you will find it.” Here are two descriptions of what it means to lose one’s life only to find it again, fuller and richer than ever.
Here in this body are the sacred rivers;
here are the sun and moon,
as well as all the pilgrimage places.
I have not encountered another temple
as blissful as my own body
Trust the energy that
Courses through you. Trust
Then take surrender even deeper. Be the energy.
Don’t push anything away. Follow each
Sensation back to its source
In vastness and pure presence.
–Danna Faulds (quoted in Tara Brach, True Refuge…, p. 77)