Crossing Paths

January 19, 2012

Do you give up on yourself
Do you give up on others
Teachers show themselves
As friends
Crossing paths
Through conflict
A Betrayal
An injustice
A date with destiny made eons ago

Be grateful for these teachers
Taking responsibility is the prerequisite
Some teachers you may relinquish ties with
Others on the same page
Recognise your contracts
To stand in place as the perpetrator
A most compassionate act
To teach another

Let the soft breezes
Soothe your suffering
Where love, acceptance, forgiveness
Once glib slogans
Become tempered virtues
Forged in the alchemy
Of a life lived consciously

Be gentle on yourself
Be gentle with others
Someday you may revisit lessons
As friends
Crossing paths