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A Thought

What the mind

Tries to work out

The heart already feels

And the soul has always known

Martinos © 2017

5 Insights for Life

Your thoughts are your prison
Or your prairie

Your body is a signature
Of the decisions you make

Your family
Is humanity

The expanding universe
Is a metaphor for your consciousness

Breath and space in your heart and mind
Becomes an infinite resource

 

Martinos © 2017

sit with him

for jeff & d.w.

when the child comes to you as the voice of disquiet
will you sit with him? will you hold his heart in yours?
will you say to him – you are loved and i will hear you?
and will you tell him that he can come again
as often as he needs – until a time when he does not?
will you show him love and kindness, and have him know
emerging from that new quietness
you are sure to find the solace and the guidance
you both seek?

martinos © 2017

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Her Gift

for J

she has a heart of light

she will touch you
with her radiance

see this, and
you will realise
your own illumination

who is she?

 

Martinos © 2017

Make Love the Way

Fire the candle
Crack the day
Light of life
Lift and sway

Up step up steep
Up there lit
Up to where
Archangels sit

Make ready song
Septets and airs
A vital throng
To catch our cares

Make ready step
Make ready light
Make peace within
Give love with might

Call an angel
One then two,
Call to bring
The world anew

Fire the candle
Crack the day
Bring love alive
Make love the way

 

Martinos © 2017

Breath

I am real

You feel this

Hold me
If only for a moment
To set me free

I will return

You will and do forget me

Until the moment
When I’m all you need

Like love
I am that viscera
Essential and unseen

 

Martinos @ 2017

as a morning cloud

as a morning cloud
and upon the ground
you went lightly
as in the heaven
that holds you now

(Print by Pamela Challis)

martinos © 2017

What If?

no matter the obstacle
and all the reasons we find not to;
what if
the true purpose and meaning
of life is quite simply
to witness
to love
and to trust life?

Martinos @ 2017

Poext 31/05 – First Fire

‘First fire’🔥
She wrote
At winter’s edge
Setting pine cones
Twigs and kindling alight
Yet I would say that
Ours is the first fire
First and foremost
Alive, bright and
Inexstinguishable

Martinos @ 2017

Poext 30/05 – Beacon

In the morning
You say good 😊 morning
And the heart
Lights up!
Go figure:
A light heart
To lighten the day
And the strongest beacon
To find the way home 🏡

Martinos @ 2017

Poext 26/05 – Be Home

In our house 🏡
Is living a house
for life – a home
fixed entity with
space under roof
and shelter for love, with
the life that arrives
each day we say
I’m so glad, so glad to
be home

Martinos @ 2017

Poext 28/05

If I am an eagle 🦅
Then I have landed

If I am an only
Then you are an also

And together
We’re one ☝️

On the shape of that
We’re set for takeoff

Martinos @ 2017

Essay on a Melbourne Sunset

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In the House We Share

There’s a photo
of you
set
above the door

You’re smiling
naturally
as only you can do

Smiling in a way that
moves the spirit

And there it is:
Loved and safe
in an instant

Every time
I leave the house
Or enter

Martinos  © 2017

you ask me

you ask me
why
I love you

in this moment
I know
there is no why

as we have gone
beyond the need
for reason

to where and what
just is

Martinos 2017

a true friend will wake you up

in times
when you are angered
filled by rightness
directing blame
for those around you
who do not
meet the expectations
you hold them to –
a true friend will step forward to ask you:
what is it you do not see?
what is the part you play?
what sits on the other side of that
which anger
makes you blind to?

this friend may tremble
to risk the fire you aim
yet will do so
in service to you
and to that awakening

Martinos © 2017

Not I

Do you know what I think?

…thoughts.

Do you know what I feel?

…feelings.

Do you know what I know?

…I know that it is the I
that thinks and feels.

And beyond this
there is a self

aware
it is not an I.

Martinos @ 2017

Thought for the Day

When I’m caught in the fight
I am blinded by my rightness
fed by the thoughts
of being wronged

Martinos © 2017

On the Last Day

For Dave L & Soph K

on the last day of anything
the beginning of something else
cannot help itself
from happening

even if it wanted to

no will is involved
in this most certain truth

for you and I
a choice exists, as
loss brings space

wherein to enter
a living stillness
and the most certain arising of wisdom

to be with:
what was
what is, and quite simply
what will be

Martinos © 2017

Three Boxes

 

Suspend
redirect
let go

The voice of judgement
cynicism
fear

Open the gate of open mind
open heart
open will

In the presence of stillness
awareness
wise action

Use three boxes to
keep what is valuable
forget what is not
and allow what is emerging
to be born

Which box then to open today?

 

Martinos © 2017

Towards

To go towards
Not away from

To find strength in this

To be simpler
More contemplative
Responsive and considered
Purposeful with each focus

Attentive and attending to

what generates

To what gives life

Is what I go to
                                                           

                                         Martino @ 2017

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