Life's Two Fierce Questions!
May it be so?
May it be so
That we may know the waters of life
And the tree of life
That those waters flow in our veins
Even as that tree is rooted in our souls
And that the men and women and children of the earth
Are one people
Brothers and sisters
For looking within
For looking without
The two dancing partners
Where all is fodder
A world transforming
In such a world,
There are only two questions:
“What shall I feed myself, today:
Fear? or Love?”
And the second question is this:
“What shall I make of myself,
As a sacrifice of flesh and spirit,
With which to feed the world?”
Lay these two questions gently,
Like two sacred aspen logs,
Upon the heart fire of your soul.
For with our answer,
We chose the Nature of the Fire
that will live in the hearth of our heart,
that will consume our lives,
that we will serve.
The choices are but two
though the blend of these we each create
is the art of our living:
Follow the Path of Joy
And stoke the Fires of Renewal and Re-Creation;
Follow the Way of Fear — of Insatiable Hunger,
The Way of Externalized Authority,
And the Fires of Armageddon
Will haunt you all the way
into your grave.
Note: this post will also appear on the blog site as a page, introducing this key conceptual piece of the Wild Resiliency model.