I had a moment of clarity; an awakening of a kind.
I felt freedom within my heart. I felt freedom in my mind.
I felt fully unencumbered from any particular thing of want.
As if a ruddy, ghost filled building, became no place to haunt.
An epiphany of sudden freeness, for the taking all this time.
These worldly things of cost which have no value, not a dime
Things of greatest value are not purchased but must be earned.
Character, trust, confidence and all the things that we might learn.
The carnal mind will never know this, to which this cannot be explained.
Pursuit of a thing has value though the thing itself be abstained
In order to gain independence - The stoics might have said.
Knowledge of what you are reading is worth less than to say you read.
The path you bled fiercely upon pursuing the hard earned prize
Was filled with greater truth than the shiny bundle of lies.
I wish to encourage you, my reader to fully embrace your path.
Though it promises no glory and yet is filled with wrath.
I encourage you to find that stillness that speaks only to your heart.
That you would pause your ceaseless worry, there is no better start.
My own heart filled with peace having no room for carnal need.
gave way to deeper yearning, to plant a kind of seed.
I pray for unknown harvest, a bounty of unknown fruit.
Which blesses my neighbor and my family; by message I must root.
And share a sense of gratitude for you, my brother and my friend.
As if a true and spiritual energy became a currency I now spend.
Still tied to financial agreements which lay claim upon my life
But with an ethereal freedom from all related strife.
I feel freedom in my heart, freedom in my mind.
Freedom in my spirit though I yet pursue the grind.
With no need of worldly gains or any specific thing to receive
I have only a dire need of giving, sharing things that I believe
To give that which flows within me, it leaves no room for shallow things
I reject all of the disillusionment achievement often brings.
I yet quest to accomplish more. To learn and grow in things I choose.
But I quest to receive no thing. Therefore there is no thing to lose.
We may choose a spirit of fullness or we may choose one drawn to drought
There is a duty to your own becoming. I pray we all would seek it out.
I pray my own understanding would continue without pause.
That my peace grow ever deeper and that the world would know my cause.
By JAPOC, September 2019