Be This Only
Be this only: One Love
And walk in beauty -- let every step
Be in kindness and harmony.
Be free -- imprisoned no longer
By the narrow range of thought --
Leave your mind with the caged bird
Singing of the wild it does not know.
Be this only: before the One
Become the red rose of passion
Indistinguishable from every delight...
Be the surrendering of lovers
And their union beyond form or flower.
Be this only: before sound, one Sigh
Of the luminous wind before the grandeur
Of the Universe leaning in for you to kiss.
Birth 2012 And Beyond
This moment -- our moment in time -- is pregnant with transformational possibilities: both personal and Planetary. What is it going to take? Perhaps, only you! With our entire precious blue Planet at risk -- and the willfully blind oppression of women and global violence, especially towards children -- how is it possible for anyone to remain passively uncommitted? Access to a voting booth does not make for a particapatory democracy, neither will attending church, temple, mosque, or circle make for a saint. This moment, our moment, is calling out to each one of us -- personally -- so how much longer will you wait? How much longer before you follow Yeshua, Rumi, Francis, Dorothy, Gandhi, King, Maathai, and all of the other mystic-activists about the work of manifesting the radiance and beauty of the New Creation? ... The grandeur of the Universe is leaning in for you to kiss... are you ready now for the kiss of your life? Are you ready to kiss and kiss and kiss more? If not, what is holding you back?
Robert Daniel Smith was privileged to serve the homeless and marginalized for 30 years in Salinas, California. Together with his wife, Michelle, they founded an intentional community called the 'Companions of the Way', also in Salinas. Robert and Michelle are community organizers, Catholic Worker renegades, sacred activists, writers, poets, artists, Divine Mother devotees, and practitioners of Kriya Yoga as taught by Rev. Ellen Grace O'Brian of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment. Michelle is also a Montessori public school teacher. Robert is also an ordained Interfaith Minister.