mother and daughter

“As soon as you  press the switch to turn on the light in the room that has been dark for ten thousand years, in that instant all the darkness is gone. Ten thousand years of darkness is dispelled in one moment.”

-Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

it’s so very hard
excruciating
to look honestly
rawly
at the shadow parts
of ourselves

shortcomings
that we ignore
what looms silent
in our deep past

it’s easier to turn
away
to see our faults
in the face of another
we are absolved
through blame

this deflecting
attempt to
heal oneself
is an opiation
a mock savior
of one’s futile
spirituality

the light must turn
ON from within,
accountability
regret
forgiveness
is the heart
sebum

touching
abandoned
child grief
until all tears
are held

wrapping arms
around
inner beloved
so small
who was
never before seen
and then…

the path
has for once
begun


 

Photo of mother and daughter in the sun by Daria Obymaha from Pexels
1 reply
  1. Dawn Lhamo
    Dawn Lhamo says:

    “I reject any spirituality that dismisses our tender, vulnerable, fragile humanity.
    I reject any spirituality that shames us for our precious human thoughts and feelings.”
    Jeff Foster

    Reply

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