Byron Katie inspired me to write this poem. Her books, Loving What Is, A Thousand Names for Joy and others, talk about how the thoughts and attitude that you bring to each and every moment determine your emotional experience of that moment. If you bring the thoughts and attitude of acceptance and embrace, you will experience the emotions of oneness, peace and joy. If you bring the thoughts and attitude of rejection, you will experience the emotions of separation, frustration, fear and pain. The poem starts off with these ideas and moves on to other ideas often labeled 'non-dual', what I like to call 'mysticism'. I hope you enjoy it!
To Love Like God - A Mystic's Poem
Copyright 2007 by Tom Razzeto
May 29, 2007
I wanted the world to be different,
so I told the world it could stick it!
But the only thing stuck
was the me in my rut,
a face so long you couldn't miss it.
Align the whole world to my wishes,
especially romantic kisses.
Only then will I choose
some delight, not to lose.
But this grand plan it often misses.
In a new way, I found a new thought.
It truly shows what cannot be bought.
Acceptance is the key,
Only this brings the joy that is sought.
I now clearly see what I can do!
The gift of the now, it offers two!
Choose a smile or a frown.
Pick an up or a down.
Like magic it flows matching my view.
Plant different seeds, take new action!
Don't be afraid, work with elation!
In the heart, what we sow,
we soon see in the flow.
A spiritual farmer's transaction.
Though I do love the world as it is,
I fancy more caring and kindness.
Everyday a new start,
peace and love in my heart.
Here and now sweet heaven arises.
God and creation are one, not two!
Like water and ice, they differ to you.
Diverse forms, nothing more,
both the same at their core.
All things divine, though hidden from view.
Can it be true, though hidden from you?
God's magic trick, to show up as you!
Both the good and the bad,
all the glad and the sad,
one Grand Spirit enlivens the crew!
Give the embrace, no matter the face.
At home and afar, yes, everyplace.
Rock and dirt, tree and vine,
she and he, all divine!
What is not God, I could find no trace.
Each part of God, like drops in the sea,
connected to all, what mystery!
A genuine embrace
of the whole human race.
The power to make new history!
I know that most consider it odd,
the mystic's view, its picture broad.
This fresh view, could it be?
With new eyes, now I see!
To love it all is to love like God!
Read my essay about this poem
If you enjoyed this poem, then you might enjoy some of my other work:
• Spiritual audio books for children and grown-ups: Use Your Magic!
• An inexpensive ESP board game: ESP Mind Power!
• Read my essays
Have a magical and mystical day!