Dedicated to Ray Carver – (silent mentor beloved)
All of us all of us all of us
Round about caught and from there
Sideways up to the temple
And downways downwards with care
A nod to the other quick to the sway
A walk in the street or the fell
A cradle a grave to stand and then stare
Each of us one step away
Was the doctor the soldier
Was the nurse was the priest
Was the pilot the driver
Was the teacher bequeathed
Where we are when we go
When we are what we know
As the wind and the weather
to the rock and the rune
With the way that it is in the relative soon
With the how and the what
There’s a say, there’s a choice
A movement, a difference
A tenable voice
A something to offer, a something to leave
A possible gift each child can receive
Each of us can if some of us will
Act on our conscience that’s calling us still
All of us
all of us all of us
All of us
all of us all
Martinos © 2018
We see not the world the way it is
But as we are
However, what if we could?
Or at least
What if we could get closer
To seeing the world the way it is?
How could we do this?
How could we, with a kind of clarity
see the ‘Isness’ of the world?
See it the way it is?
Would we need to see the lens we look through?
To see our seeing
Would we need to see what needed to be suspended?
The automatic patterns of naming and believing
And if these were suspended, might we:
With beginner’s mind
Without the filters of our:
Hurts and fears
Might we discover a way to describe, relate, connect
To the world afresh?
Might we discover a possibility for new choice
And be newly formed?
By seeing our seeing unfiltered
Seeing, as if for the first time
The ‘Isness’ of the world
And if this were possible
Martinos ©. 2018
“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift.” (Albert Einstein)
Fixed to the mirror
I will not see the wave
Nor the dance of energy
that connects us all
I will not curve
into quantum worlds
Or joyful swirls of
I will not taste
Sublime unendingness, blended
Within an integral concert
of perpetual play
I will see only boundary
The face of independence,
It’s wilful stare
I must watch for and soothe the mind intent on separation,
possession, identity in action
craving a course for doing
for accomplishment and for getting caught up and driven ever onwards
in the relentless narrative:
’I must, I must survive’
Martinos © 2018
for GB & GB
Two powerful leadership questions to ask myself.
Through my actions and leadership presence:
What happens when I make it socially and relationally safe for others
to speak their truth and be themselves?
What happens when I encourage action beyond where others
thought they could go?
Might it be that, in contribution, I:
Inspire trust and confidence
Facilitate an inherent response to
what the system is calling for
ultimately, creating a setting for what wants to be born
Martinos @ 2018