Once our service here is done, the sting
of every pain will be forgotten, we will rest
together in the sweet arms of Love, blessing all
without condition or partiality, home together
in our happiness, in peace beyond imagining.
A great welcome awaits us in the shining sea of light,
there is nothing that we need fear — we’ve been sailing
on the surface of things, but our joyous Homecoming
in the depths of the heart will soon be drawing near.
Even though it seems our vision now is clouded
by the liquid shadows of what comes and goes,
this mystery of life and death can become
utterly transparent in a fluid instant.
When it all finally sinks in, when we are able at last
to realize that we are only here for the sake of love,
we can relax and let that love completely live us
without any weary resistance or complaint.
Soon the storms that buffet us will pass, the ocean
will calm, the winds grow still, the clouds no longer
obscure the moon — in the west, a shooting star.
The home we seek is not far away, it’s closer than
close can be — all sailors return to the sea
at last, all sailors return to the sea.