As regards feeling pain, like a hand cut in battle,

When you meet someone you love, do you kiss their clothes? Search out who’s inside.Union with God is sweeter than body comforts.We have hands and feet different from these. Sometimes in dream we see them.That is not illusion. It’s seeing truly. You do have a spirit body;don’t dread leaving the physical one. Sometimes someone feels…

Your grief for what youve lost holds a mirror

Expecting the worst, you look and instead,here’s the joyful face youve been wanting to see.Your hand opens and closes and opens and closes.If it were always a fist or always stretched open,you would be paralyzed.Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expandthe two as beautifully balanced and coordinatedas birdwings.

Lord, what a Beloved is mine! I have a sweet quarry; I possess

When in anger the messenger comes and repairs towards me,he says, “Whither are you fleeing? I have business with you.”Last night I asked the new moon concerning my Moon. Themoon said, “I am running in his wake, my foot is in his dust.”When the sun arose I said,” How yellow of face you are!” Thesun…