This Sublime Opening


Because it’s outside the mind

Outside of normal

Measurements of success

Spiritual growth is

Hard to detect.

Losing your certitudes

And limitations

You won’t recognize it

As a gain.

Who ever would?

Keep going, friend

Reach for the sun.

Let yourself unfold




Welcome the exquisite

Slowness of

Petals opening

Fragrance appearing.

At first, you won’t notice

The garden admirers

You’ve done nothing

But lose your old self.

Yet the world

Rejoices in

How colorful and alive

You’ve become.

Who could imagine

The courage it took

This letting go

This sustained trust

This patient waiting

This humble




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