The Kite and the String

a parable

I am sitting around counting the threshold
Of the bonds of the heart
Some that slipped through my hands
And some that are about to
Those we have lost have become stories, now
And we spend our time narrating and hearing them

But those we are about to lose
Right now, they are like
When your kite gets nicked
And some other kid gets hold of your thread
She stands at the other end, and waits
And she doesn’t break that bond
Nor let it go
And instead of feeling remorse for your kite
You are too busy trying to save the thread

The stress of both relations
Can be seen on the thread
According to kite-flyers
Whoever breaks the bond first
Ends up with the less string in her hand

Your patience is tested
Because it’s about emerging, authentically
in your story.
the story is yours
both the kite and the string
and the bearer of the suffering and the joys
best, by choice
and equanimity
~ anonymous

living with prana

the world soul or cosmic soul
remember it is immortal and eternal, patient
it is not form
it is not the body, or the string or the kite
it is inner Self, your personal essence
the primary life force energy (prana)
within people, animals and plants

The place to improve the world is first in one’s own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there
~ Pirsig

with mindful patience

The individual soul
is of the same reality as the world soul
with no distinction
between each and this ultimate divine reality.

At our deepest selves
we are divine.

Yet this is hidden at times,
or covered over by hatred, envy, fear or other negative things.

So, with with mindful patience
we get closer
to pure consciousness
with the patience of passive resistance.

At the center of nonviolence stands the principle of love.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

When we have a patient open-mind, we better recognize this essence we share circulating within all lived experiences.

~ namasté, Leah 🕊

🕊 embracing mindful, empowering transformations

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