From time to time I include on this blog a poem by Steve Taylor from his latest newsletter. This one reminds us about the source of what is really important, rather than what is on the surface – listening to the intuition, as opposed to the instant reaction of emotions or monkey mind…
Everything Comes from your Depths
Nothing real or valuable
comes from the surface of your mind –
only the most trivial thoughts,
the most mundane impressions
and the most selfish desires.
Everything real and valuable
comes from the depths of your being –
the intuitions that guide your life
as surely as a compass
the creative flow that carries you
to places you never knew existed
the inspiration that lifts you
to peaks you never knew you could reach
the insights that are shared with you
like whispered secrets from a stranger.
So let your the mind be soft and clear
free of assumptions and beliefs
and of dense swirling mists of thought
so that there is no barrier
between you and your mysterious soul
and so that the endless riches of your depths
keep rising to your surface.