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quest

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of all the places you could go
of all the adventures
that come with being alive
being human
in its truest essence
is the hardest journey
you and I
will ever undertake

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unfettered

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discover your sanctuary within
so you may know
freedom

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understanding

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each experience
that connects me
back to the Source
offers a glimpse
into my true self

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voyage

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every desire
every illusion of self
dissolved
in the quest
to know You

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The Song of the Butterfly

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winged melody
of the universe
evokes the Unknown

perfection
in every note

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tell me
about the ways
in which you are human
flawed, broken, vulnerable
and all you have endured
in this thing called life

I promise
I will show you
there is beauty
in that brokenness
that makes you
more lovable in my eyes
more precious in my heart
than any illusion
of ‘perfect’
ever will

I will continue
to love you
despite your scars

I will love you
more
for them

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the rebirth

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on this path of Heart
a time will come
when you will bathe
in love
oozing from
every atom
of every corner

there will be no running away
from anything
because in surrender
you will receive
what was waiting for you
what was always yours

strangers will no longer appear
to be ‘strange’
and you will begin to see yourself
in every face you meet

trees, birds, flowers, heavens
will welcome you with laughter
and you will feel yourself
pulsating with the life force
that guides
every being into action

your core will expand
in that fuzzy warmth
and you will feel
deep, pure love
overflowing for yourself,
for every atom in existence

you will begin to see
how to hurt another
only means hurting
your own self
and how a small act
of reaching out
can turn a life around

you will delight in connecting
with everything you touch
and all that enters
the realm of your senses
that have now suddenly
come alive

while experiencing ‘life’
you will often drown
in a flood of laughter and tears
only to be reborn
again and again
in those sacred moments

this experience
will engrave itself
in every cell of your body –
a remembrance
of what you had forgotten
a shedding of all
this world made you believe

after the unveiling
of the Miracle of miracles
as you come home
to yourself
no ’other’ will remain

with every breath, my love
you will now begin to feel
a mergence
with the Infinite

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beautiful art by Mahmoud Farshchian

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we all die
many times, in myriad ways
before the physical death

in the dissolution of a dream
in the passing of a loved one
at the hands of a lover

yet with each spring
life is renewed
in the same place
it collapsed
from the source
that is Eternal

I hear
the leaves dance
in the autumn wind
falling
weightlessly
as if
in a trance
gently reminding me
it is not death
that I should fear
but celebrate spring
that never fails
to keep its promise

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illumined

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gently
flooding
my entire being

raw light
spilling
from your eyes

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rumination

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the deeper
I understand myself
the more tolerant
of others
I become

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applause

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to the one
who took their time
to honour life
on a sidewalk
this morning

you give me hope
in a world
that has often failed
to recognize
its own kind

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alive

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the irony of love –
it leaves you
breathless
yet restores you
back to life
in the same moment

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wait.

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In a sacred moment
I tasted your presence
to the depths
of my soul
and all I ever knew
melted away

time stopped
and that moment lasted
for eternity

in your touch
you showed
what it means
to feel,
in your embrace
what it means
to belong

enwrapped in you
snow flakes
started to burn softly
and I forgot
where I ended
and you began

lost in the day
a thought of you
brushed by
like a gentle breeze
and butterflies
started fluttering
under my skin
in anticipation.

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art by Rimel Neffati http://www.rimelneffati.com/fr/accueil.html

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closeness.

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Never far
always close
gently tugging
at my heart strings
you call.

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journey

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‘Show me a way to you’, I ask.
For if my steps don’t lead to you
they aren’t worth taking.

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destiny

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First, to seek love
Then, to be love.
This is our becoming.

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Photography by Sayaka Maruyama

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Untold Stories

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Now and then I wash upon

The shores of untold stories,

Begging to be told.

And as I crashed

Upon this sandy shore

Of a broken pair of lovers

I tried my best to cling onto

And grab as many grains as I could.

Before the waves pulled me back again

And the story faded away.

– Zeeshan Amit, The Olive Grove : https://olivegrovefacingthesea.wordpress.com

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adrift

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I wandered with a hunger
that only your love
satisfied.

Secrets unveiled with time
pure gratitude remained
for all that I was denied.

As the vision got clearer
chaos collapsed, doors opened
even those I never knew.

Now I keep finding myself
lost in the mystery
that is You.

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Photography courtesy Ahmed M. Abdulazim

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rain

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This pouring rain reminds me of you –
kisses of life softly planting on my skin
at a thousand places.

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season’s greetings :)

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My lovely readers,

Just wanted to take a moment to thank you all for being a part of this space 🙂 Appreciate each and every one of you. Writing and poetry has been a sacred experience for me and if you can resonate with even a single post here, I’m humbled and grateful. As I went for a walk this beautiful morning, a realization surfaced that I thought I’d share. Three things of value that can’t be compromised – the company of loved ones, taking time to feed the soul and enjoying simple pleasures of life.

May this holiday season bring you warmth, love and all that you’re looking for.

Love and Light always,

Himani B

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