Monday, September 3, 2007

by Julia Liebeskind

Lady Wisdom
Mother of Compassion
You have poured an ocean of blessings on this confused traveler.

When I felt shaken
You supported me.
Now I know support as steadfastness of practice.

When I felt engulfed
You touched me.
Now I know relationship as seeing things just as they are.

When I felt cold and alone
You warmed me.
Now I know kindness as both embrace and discrimination.

When I felt blown around
You sheltered me.
Now I know activity as doing what needs to be done.

When I felt lost
You showed me the way.
Now I see signposts everywhere.

When anger arose like a herd of mad elephants
You stood still and let them pass through you.
Now I know anger to be a wave of energy.

When desire arose like a bouquet of deliciously scented flowers
You received it gracefully, and set it gently down.
Now I know to smell desire and then to let it rest.

When everything seemed at peace
You heard the whimpers of the starving dog in the undergrowth,
took her in, and fed her.
Now I know that looking can never stop.

Lady Wisdom
You have led me this far.
Please stay with this restless traveler
Until I wake from my dream.