Category: Prayer

To Love, Friendship and the Voice of Compassion

For Jan, Nick and all our children

 

Speak through me

Truest voice of compassion

Speak

In words and forms that begin
the centre of being

In shapes and sounds forged by soul’s intent
In colours and waves that in understanding become sweet invitations to be understood
That call upon the universal ear

To listen

Deeply 

To be still

You are needed most 
When shadows 

Envelop

When

Suffocation pretends itself protection
When voracious doubt
Incapacitates
When judgment rends whole fabrics

In healing and in light

I pray 

To speak boldly
To utter bodily your voice
Unconditional living love

Ever present at the centre of all

Being
All becoming
All belonging

 

Martin © 23/01/2021

Noticing the Subtle Tug of Ego

I check the motivation for an action such as writing a poem, or preparing a meal and recognise that I’m already considering the possibility of a favourable response from others. In some cases I’m midstream in the act of comparison.

To explore the characteristics of the subtle tug of ego that looks for and seeks out recognition prior to, during and post an action. The social brain wired to the social field already considering the opinion of others – is a feature of being human. It asks: How will I compare?

In this, subtly ever subtly I lose my power and self worth to some imagined external force.

The ego’s narrative runs along.
If you like what I’m doing I’m ok.
If you do it better I’m not ok.

My prayer is to work with this awareness. To seek not to reject the instinctual but to incorporate the intuitive. To find and anchor into a motivation that is a cause for action in and of itself.

A motivation that is connected to source and not ego. A motivation that flows from the desire inherent in that which wants to come through. That which wants to be born.

🙏

 

Martin © 2020

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