the happy marriage of heart and mind

Beloved Life

Thank you for reminding me
of the delicate ecology
of the heart and the mind.
Like ‘you’ and ‘me’ they are
in Truth
not two
and yet, here they are –
miraculously apparent,
precariously balanced
and so easily
unsettled.

Thank you for showing me
for the millionth time
that the happy marriage
of heart and mind is
Love’s quiet intent –
which doesn’t mean it’s
a fait accompli; it’s so
easily overlooked,
abandoned.

Thank you for reminding me
that this marriage is
sacred ground, the source
of sweet sanity,
home of the beLoved;
yet oh so vulnerable,
exposed, open to every
distraction and desecration.

Thank you for reminding me
to take great care
with this fragile ecology of mind
and heart:
the One I call ‘mine’
and
the One shining forth
from all with whom I appear
to share
this brief
and wondrous Life.

– miriam louisa