Real strength comes
not from trying to run
cower, or control our world
with it’s perceived
rough edges and barbs

but rather like a mirror
open, feeling, vulnerable
not rejecting or chasing
but reflecting what is.

All is included in the path
we don’t parse out good and evil
friend or foe
spiritual vs. worldly.

We no longer reject phenomena
in order to make spiritual progress
we see rather
all that arises as workable
an expression of basic purity.

We are willing to
fully experience
and feel our heart
our world
our heartbreak.

Even devastation~
who is there to injure?

True, brave, fearlessness
with nothing blocked
is ultimate
brilliant colored
diamond-like strength.