• Rev. Ani

Poems From The Porch


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Dependent Co-Arising


The Ocean of Being

is not created from autonomous drops, and


the Body of Being

is not made up of self-sustaining cells.


An autonomous, self-sustaining self

is an illusion.


The Whole of Being

cannot be divided because it is no-thing at all.


Let not your insubstantiality invoke fear.


Take comfort, instead, in your interdependent, interbeing.


Being—Non-being—Becoming


Affirming—Denying—Reconciling


Unity—Duality—Integration


Being is a Process,

not a product;


a Verb, not a noun.


Love is the energy that motivates Creation.


Let go of your pride

in what does not exist.


There is nothing to defend.


Go with the Flow.