Asheville Spirituality, Satsang, Meditation
© 2012 Howard McQueen
Well before confidence,
well before courage,
the well-spring of faith is fed.
The journey of my life,
is an exploration in discovering and removing
my inner obstructions blocking this spring.
In my journey my faith will waver:
I will become afraid and numbed down.
I will become overheated with anger.
I will experience the delusional fever and become disconnected.
I will judge and then ridicule and punish myself
and others around me will be subjected to my suffering.
Disappointments and rejections,
abandoning patience - These and other reactions to circumstances,
when fostered and bred in my mind
become the obstructions that close down
my mind and my heart.
And so it is:
I will also step up and open myself again and again
with the help of my dearest friends
and clear away my obstructions.
And I will learn to turn to and embrace, integrate and innovate using this process,
recognizing and realizing that it is the most effective of medicines.