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“The first step is, simply, everything.” ~ jdo

  
 “The first step is, simply, everything.” ~ jdo

To His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama

Your raised eyebrow and shy, quizzical half smile

Who could have known where your boychild would walk and

how far

Circles within circles

High in those isolated, beautiful, brutal mountains

Prayer flags

Meditation

One sought and found

Turning away, finally, from politics to passion, the road

to peace is begun with one step

Turn and turning in a widening gyre, come close in the spiral, into

the center of our truer heart

“It’s as easy to laugh as it is to dance,” she said; as shared laughter

rose up, as if prayers rippling through air as flags, flapping and tethered,

as if we could touch it simultaneously

“Throw sparks. Create fires.” she said

You said, “Patience and compassion.”

Dream peace

Learn to recreate it within This is my wish, too

This moment, this moment,

this moment, only this moment.

Jessan Dunn Otis – (c) 2012 – written at the request of Leon Stuparich, Director, ROAD TO PEACE, with thanks

http://jessandunnotis-writer.com/2015/10/04/the-first-step-is-simply-everything-jdo-dedication-poem/
 

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