as you go about your journey
will you remember your true self always?
will you hold only the pure teachings that guide
and not the shadow of mental wandering?
will you keep in your heart a faith that all is well
and that all will right itself in time?
will you hold in your pack a piece of bread that
is to be eaten in joy as remembrance
of life so graciously given?
will you sing openly the hearts song
with love and praise to be here now
and be glad to have this opportunity
to find freedom?
will you let all life be free and not seek
to posses what was never yours?
will you stay steady within all life experience
and not run when the dark presses in?
will you love the earth the same as your body
and not think of yourself to be
this or that?
will you turn not away from suffering inside
and sit with it in equal mind?
will you be content amongst all circumstances
even when all is taken?
will you see beyond the outer expression
and into the heart that is true?
will you find your true home in nature
and not within four walls that hem in?
will you drop the mind of pride and greed
so a fresh reality can enter in?
will you walk the trails of love and light
and seek company that is good?
will you set nothing apart from you
so as to make it high or low?
will you contemplate the truth at dawn and dusk
so as to shed the covers?
will you live a way that is within beauty
but care not
if you are applauded or criticized?
will you live life so purely
and within the moment
that your past is completey forgotten?
will you be quiet now in this moment
and allow life to simply flow
as it is?