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The juice

Postby alex » Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:14 pm

Life is so juicy, endless juice.
It is soft and warm and loving, its name is embrace.
And it hurts, and it holds the hurt.
It is such beautiful devastation.
I weep for all those who are too closed to let life break them,
Whose walls keep out the pain and love and life.
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Re: The juice

Postby rachMiel » Sun Jul 20, 2014 2:55 pm

alex wrote:Life is so juicy, endless juice.
It is soft and warm and loving, its name is embrace.
And it hurts, and it holds the hurt.
It is such beautiful devastation.
I weep for all those who are too closed to let life break them,
Whose walls keep out the pain and love and life.

Let life break you ... nice. :-)

But it's tricky, in'nt? The breaking. A certain type opens you up. Another type shuts you down.

To let the breaking in when you're in the wrong frame of mind could be devastating. So, before opening the gates of life, get solid.
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Re: The juice

Postby snowheight » Sun Jul 20, 2014 7:47 pm

alex wrote:Life is so juicy, endless juice.
It is soft and warm and loving, its name is embrace.
And it hurts, and it holds the hurt.
It is such beautiful devastation.
I weep for all those who are too closed to let life break them,
Whose walls keep out the pain and love and life.


Inspiring Alex. :D

overflow it might you know
watch and let it happen
ever there and always on
love might catch you nappin'!

Ups and downs and all arounds
they fade out to a whisper
pushing pulling this way that
emotion's just a hipster

It seems a core at where you are
but centers are deceptive
find yourself in all around
no way to keep you captive

The wind is change and can smell sweet
It might be gentle, cool and dry
Be grateful for it all
open arms, let go of why

There is no devastation
But the mind does make and use
the here and now, eternity
or not .. is what you choose
Stop talking. Hear every sound as background. Look straight ahead and focus. Take one deep breath. This is you. This is Now.
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Re: The juice

Postby alex » Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:24 pm

It's about being ok with devastation. The truth will absolutely devastate you. All the parts of yourself will be revealed to your eyes, every hidden corner, every forgotten and suppressed piece of pain. In holding it all, in offering no resistance to any of it you sink deeper into the heart of this beautiful life.
If you can embrace your own pain you also become open to the pain of everyone and all the world.
Can you hold the paradox of pain and perfection ever so gently within yourself?
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Re: The juice

Postby rachMiel » Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:03 am

alex wrote:It's about being ok with devastation. The truth will absolutely devastate you.

Like fire. Or like Kali, slaying non-truth, the only goddess that could cut the Buddha's head off.

I'm just saying, before you invite devastation into your life, understand the consequences ... i.e., devastation. ;-)

For those who are ready, willing, and able ... fire cleanses. For those who are not, fire wounds and scars.

P.S. I'm not addressing my caveat to you personally, Alex. I think you're probably ripe for devastation, the good kind.
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Re: The juice

Postby snowheight » Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:38 am

Can you hear the stillness?
Inside, behind and all around, it never warns you, not with sound.
Can you see the silence?
Without it there can be no noise. Don't strain so! You'll lose your poise!
Can you feel the emptiness?
Know your skin it is a lie, illusions limits knot can't tie.

How can there possibly be anyone to actually let go?
Here, at the end of your world, you find nothing.
Here, in the absence of meaning, the impossiblity of capturing peace becomes very very clear.

Life it will go on you know.
There is no ending to the show.
Today, tomorrow wend out ever
Endless road mind seeks to sever.
Where it leads is no concern
Just keep walking, let it burn.
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Re: The juice

Postby alex » Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:02 am

Hi rachMiel,
I guess my poem is written from a place of openness and feeling the incredible peace and love born of allowing deep pain. I'm not sure that one can choose when devastation will come knocking, or if one can ready ones self for its threshing. Perhaps it is in opening ourselves to all the small discomforts in life and questioning the beliefs around them that we ready ourselves for deep pain should it visit. Of course there are those who have no option, immense suffering is already here! May their walls come down, may they fight no more, may they let life break them.
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Re: The juice

Postby alex » Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:26 am

Your poems are very clever snowheight :)
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Re: The juice

Postby snowheight » Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:56 am

alex wrote:Your poems are very clever snowheight :)


"Clever"?!? :shock: .. ha! If there was an "I" here he'd be insulted!Image

some come by landing
some by see
there is no duplicate of me

wisdom in a complete way
drops down to knees, can't help but pray

when love flowers on each side
mind it has nothing to hide

service can be hard and great
and lead one to the tall front gate
don't think it was the fruits oh no
ain't no limit to the show

in a circle looking out
some stand fast and lend a shout
"come this way! and then you'll know!"
but those echo's all lay low
on that circle looking in
all roads connect at center's pin
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