Friday, May 31, 2019

the servant of unity

Most men in power have not the strength or wisdom
to be satisfied with the way
things are.

The sane know contentment, for beauty is their lover,
and beauty is never absent from the world.

The farther away light is from one's touch
the more one naturally speaks of the 
need for change.

Yes, overthrow any government inside
that makes you weep.

The child blames the external and focuses his energies there;
the warrior conquers the realms within
and becomes

Only the inspired should make decisions
that affect the lives of many,

never a man who has not held God in his arms
and become the servant of 

~ St. Teresa of Avila
from Love Poems from God - Twelve Sacred Voices from East and West
translated by Daniel Ladinsky


CoyotePrime said...

Who are you?

Mystic Meandering said...

Wow... St. Teresa of Avila? Really? She obviously had wisdom way beyond her time... beautiful... I must read this book!