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The Celestial Beauty

Subtle Presence

Apr 21, 2024

A Tender Beauty... goodbyes and promises

A Tender Beauty... goodbyes and promises

I invite you to read the following verse slowly and mindfully. What speaks to you? What do you hear?

Do not externalize
the riches already
and eternally within you

Reduce not by personalization
this radiant Grace
in which Pure Being exists

Attribute not to
temporary causes and conditions
the unborn splendor of Love

Likewise, give not this Endearment
to any object, human or otherwise
of temporary affection

Do not allow your foe
to lead you to hate,
rather, return through all temporary states

to the Ocean from which come
the currents of both enmity and friendship

The universal Soul is a riverbed
untouched and unchanged by the
incessant flow in the personality

Thus, cling not amidst the current,
seeking refuge from change
within the phenomenal sense of self

"We have this treasure in earthen vessels"-
rejoice in the celestial Beauty
within the jar of clay

*Brian K. Wilcox. An Ache for Union.

We have this treasure... is from the Christian Scriptures, II Corinthians 4.7 (AV)

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*(C) Brian K. Wilcox, 2024. Permission is given to use photographs and writings with credit given to the copyright owner.

*Brian's book is An Ache for Union: Poems on Oneness with God through Love. The book is a collection of poems Brian wrote based on wisdom traditions, predominantly Christian, Buddhist, and Sufi, with extensive notes on the poetry's teachings and imagery.


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