Renunciation

 
What looks like a turning away from is really a turning toward
Releasing the glitter is natural when you touch into something more
The dramas fears and fancies make a veil so that you can’t see
They are burdens and distractions from the source of satisfaction
 
Simplicity, release of greed
Living lightly, taking only what I need
Using my time and energy to get myself free
What looks like a turning away from is really a turning toward
 
What looks austere and humble is thick and warm with peace
Stopping the frantic clutch to “self” is a marvelous release
Dedication to helping others – every being was once your mother
In solitude and meditation, touching liberation
 
Simplicity, release of greed
Living lightly, taking only what I need
Using my time and energy to get myself free
What looks austere and humble is thick and warm with peace
 
What looks strangely unfamiliar is the path that takes me home
Finding what the heart’s been seeking, shedding habits I have known
It’s only mind that holds us back.  Step off the edge, go off the track
Give up enchantment with impermanent things, find the joy clear seeing brings
 
Simplicity, release of greed
Living lightly, taking only what I need
Using my time and energy to get myself free
What looks like a turning away from is really a turning toward
What looks austere and humble is thick and warm with peace
What looks strangely unfamiliar is the path that takes me home

 

©Eve Decker/Lisa Zeiler