Wednesday, March 25th, 2009
The Beyond Within: A Son's Prayer
Go in peace, my great Father.
Travel beyond the light and shadows.
As this passage has ended.
Your next journey just begun.
We can never understand this mysterious life
Or what comes for us after death.
Yet as your spirit passes through that unseen
Remember to leave some crumbs along the way,
So your children, family and friends can easily follow,
Each in our own time.
Please don’t mind if we don't rush,
Because we each have a bit more to do in this
Fragrant, passing, deceptively attractive world
We (temporarily) call ‘home’.
I know we won’t get lost along the way…
As our soul knows where to find you.
In that every place where the essence of being waits without time,
For each other.
Though, if somehow we forget to remind ourselves
That we, too, are coming,
One day. Alone. Like you.
Crossing to the other side.
We know that you will find us.
Beyond logic or prayers.
As the mystics say, ‘this is the nature of love...’
Shimmering faintly in the full dark emptiness
We see every night above the Himalaya.
There for all to see,
And learn from…
As your passage has taught us
That you will never be very far away, Dad.
Always among us
Nearby, within the beyond
The beyond within.