Joy Harjo

REMEMBER Remember the sky that you were born under, know each of the star’s stories. Remember the moon, know who she is.Remember the sun’s birth at dawn, that is the strongest point of time.Remember sun down and the giving away to night. Remember your birth, how your...

Langston Hughes

To fling my arms wideIn some place of the sun,To whirl and to danceTill the white day is done.Then rest at cool eveningBeneath a tall treeWhile night comes on gently,Dark like me—That is my dream!To fling my arms wideIn the face of the sun,Dance! Whirl! Whirl!Till the...

Kabir

Are you looking for me? I am in the next seat.My shoulder is against yours.You will not find me in the stupas, not in Indian shrinerooms, nor in synagogues, nor in cathedrals:not in masses, nor kirtans, not in legs windingaround your own neck, nor in eating nothing...

Vasant Lad

MEDITATIONJust as there is a space between the clouds in the sky,There is a space between your thoughts.This space is the doorway to the divine.Breathe consciously with total awareness.Slow down your breathing until you can see a little space – a gap.That gap is most...

Mark Nepo

MADE FROM BONE – FROM REDUCED TO JOYWhen I can be the truth, It grows more and more clear.When it is necessary to tell the truth.That is, when I have access to the place within me that is lighted, I don’t have to speak heatedly.I can just give away warmth.When I...