Nobody

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Nobody

7am airport breakfast
Busy cafe, eating, drinking
Talking, everyone
Carrying their luggage
Trying to get somewhere.
A man sits at a piano
Entertaining his lament,
his song, a broken
Heart bleeding into keys,
Stopping my appetite
In tears.  Nobody raises up
To the pause in song,
Nobody pauses to feel it
Ache in their bones.
Nobody cries for the lonely
Except the lonely song,
That pulls them deeper
Into their desperate plight.

  – jeffrey vionito

Just the One

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Nothing exists outside the mind.  The mind is  a living pallette lush with the many colors of perception. It is the proper tool in creating a world that is driven by the passionate guide of the master’s brush.  When we have goals or ambitions, the mind pierces into the soft bubble of its aim, coats itself in the shade of  awareness that is palpable to the vision, and manifests a new life for us to dwell in, a reality that befitting of our time.

But in order to tap into this space of creativity, a part of must dwell in the part of the mind that surrenders to the unlimited ocean of wonder.  whether it is for recreation or building a new life, a part of us must let go of what we know and hone in on  our intuitive thought process so that new thought may arise.

But just as the creation seems real, at best it is the grossest form (most expressed form) of that infinite wonder that dwells within us.  Nothing exists outside the mind.  Without the facilities to perceive everything, all there is, is an ocean of wonder and an infinite light of being. No picture. No paint. No brush. Just the One.

-jv

Path of a Seed – A Tribute to Rumi

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‘Path of the Seed’

Keep moving toward the sun;
focus high, above the blinding soil,
clear away all that keeps
a seed from seeing its Light.

Grace has placed its rays
on the path of which you grow;
follow this amber jewel
to the place beyond the clouds.

Rain may pound your leaves
and push them down
around your stem,
but these are the messengers
from the One.  Receive them,
learn from them, let them
nourish your roots.

Just keep moving toward the sun,
until it pulls each petal back,
one by one, revealing
your ripened bud–
release your Self completely
into every, single, fleeting, moment
that your essence longs
to stretch itself freely
across the blue sky.

  – jeffrey vionito

Waking Toes

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These toes remind me
To keep moving.  To press firmly
And walk in confidence
Yet remain flexible
to the shifting terrain.
Some toes are hardened
With callouses,  thick like
An old buffalo’s hide
With miles of traveling
in them since birth.
Some are soft and tender,
As a baby’s cheek, warm and calm
After a morning nap; sometimes
The journey exists beyond feet
to the mind and soul alone.
But these toes, stretching out
before me, move forward; bringing
focus like the morning, as i rise
and stretch to the sky, pulling
All my waking energy
up through the One.

-jv

All That I Have

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I find myself more deeply,
the more I connect with you.
In the world, in the heart,
lost in your Grace, maze
of my thoughts, spinning
and expanding to a dizzy,
wherever I land, I find you
waiting for me. Open arms,
gathering up all my pieces,
gust of wind shakes me clean,
only to send me barefoot,
down this gravel road again.
With all that I ever really had.
This smile and a choice.

- jv

All that i Have

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All That I Have

I find myself more deeply,
the more I connect with you.
In the world, in the heart,
lost in your Grace, maze
of my thoughts, spinning
and expanding to a dizzy,
wherever I land, I find you
waiting for me. Open arms,
gathering up all my pieces,
gust of wind shakes me clean,
only to send me barefoot,
down this gravel road again.
With all that I ever really had.
This smile and a choice.

- jv