Shine Light on the World

Life floods itself with life
but this is no drowning;
life will not be submerged.
The abundance can be
so difficult to grasp,
the infinite regeneration,
The peeking out from
winter’s dusky deep,
when from quiet readying,
From having burrowed
far, far down in the
ground of reckoning,
A budding into where
time dwells, governed by
phases of sun and moon,
And here it is again,
the thresholds surpassed,
the bounty pouring forth,
And it is as large as
dense forest trees
tumbling onto the road,
As magnanimous as
a mountain range hosting
the play of serpentine clouds,
As redemptive as grass
growing through the concrete,
going on and on and on,
And it is as small as
a cosmos being born
in the heart of one flower
The sacred lotus teaching:
how from murky depths, we
can shine light on the world. – TS