I recently listened to the audio book version of Oprah’s book What I Know For Sure. In her lively and engaging narration she describes her personal evolution and the spiritual lessons she has learned along the way.
Naturally, after listening to the book, I started to think about “what I know for sure,” I keep journals on all my bedside tables wherever I go. I pulled out my journal to start writing my thoughts on this topic when I noticed a poem I had written a short while before. The title of the poem was “What I Know To Be True.” Was this cosmic synchronicity or just a rare coincidence that I had already written a poem exactly on this topic long before I had read Oprah’s book? The essence of what I know to be the deepest level of truth is the silence that exists within, which I have tried to express in the following poem.
What I Know To Be True
What I know to be true— life is everchanging
like the different waves that dance upon the vast ocean.
What I know to be true is that the eternal now is our purest Self—
our silence in blissful motion.
What I know to be true
is the silence behind my thoughts is like the calm blue sky
behind clouds playful illusions.
What I know to be true is that silence is truth— the wisdom of the divine
that dissipates all confusion.
– Ocean of Consciousness
– Do You Believe in God?
– The Divine Light of a Lowly Farmer Boy
What I know is true! My humbled heart, God’s guidance to make lost wonders true. The fear, I’ve found is true. The silhouette of a parent, never had known, is true… The needed strength & mediation too pull me though. Maya Angelou’s, shared reading, I’ve cried by you. I’m that bird! Hummingbird,which landed on my shoulder. The array of color, fuchsia and purple. Maya! Thank-you for the Wisdom and Strength. The child of a Senator, that’s the Silhouette is true.