The Family Peace

self improvement

Most seekers exacerbate their itching,
restlessly scrutinizing the esoteric maps,
studiously pondering stubborn conundrums,
weighing the merits of the most recent advice
from that latest dispenser of fee-based wisdom.

Honestly, what’s so damn difficult
about simply standing still and watching
this awesome luminosity rise and fall
in synchronous natural harmony?

The more one fusses with methods and notions,
the further one roams from their own cozy hearth.

Conniving with alchemy’s elixirs and potions,
plotting various strategies and spiritual schemes,
such determined jugglers mainly end up fouling
their own native nest with complex concepts
that won’t let them rest.

All night long, over and over,
they persist in disturbing the family peace
with pointless droning debates, poisoning the air
with the stale breath of borrowed opinions, while
stifling the nightingale’s melancholy sonority.

Were they to hush for a moment
and open their ears – to listen, true,
to that soulful sound – perhaps they’d finally
close the dusty book of notions and let the relatives relax.

the library xetobyte

About Bob OHearn

My name is Bob O'Hearn, and I live with my Beloved Mate, Mazie, in the foothills of the Northern California Sierra Nevada Mountains. I have a number of blog sites you may enjoy: Photo Gallery: Essays on the Conscious Process: Compiled Poetry and Prosetry: Verses and ramblings on life as it is: Verses and Variations on the Investigation of Mind Nature: Verses on the Play of Consciousness: Poetic Fiction, Fable, Fantabulation: Poems of the Mountain Hermit: Love Poems from The Book of Yes: Autobiographical Fragments, Memories, Stories, and Tall Tales: Ancient and modern spiritual texts, creatively refreshed: Writings from selected Western Mystics, Classic and Modern: Wisdom of a Spirit Guide: Thank You!
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