always wanting more

5 books in 365 days? The second book update/edit has taken 5 months instead of two! Final edit (is there ever a final edit?) will be finished today. Everything touches everything it seems. Lines in recent poems nudge me into consciousness about what my own mind is doing, and echo straight through me,”It’s true, it’s true!” The first excerpt, from “Mind Wanting More” by Holly Hughes:

But the mind always
wants more than it has–
one more bright day of sun,
one more clear night in bed
with the moon; one more hour
to get the words right….”

–And from The Guest House by Jelaluddin Rumi, translation by Coleman Barks:

“A joy, a depression, a meanness,/some momentary awareness comes/as an unexpected visitor.//Welcome and entertain them all!/Even if they are a crowd of sorrows/who violently sweep your house/empty of its furniture/ still, treat each guest honorably/He may be clearing you out for some new delight.//

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2 Responses to always wanting more

  1. Steve Collins says:

    The title to this post really caught my eye because of a book I have just about finished reading entitled “Daring to Ask for More”. It is about the power of the universe that is available to us if we were but to ask our Father in Heaven for it! The mighty power of prayer in pouring out our hearts to our God in true humility and faith is nothing short of awesome. The answers may not always be in the form we desired but we can be assured they are heard and answered in our best interest. The question for each one of us is are we willing to accept God’s answer?

    By the way I really appreciated the few lines of the poem by Molly Hughes!

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  2. Thanks, Steve! I appreciate your comment. The second message by this “angel guide” or guidance/inspiration goes into greater depth, answering scores of questions about “asking” and praying as well as many other aspects covered in “A Course in Miracles.” Sounds like your mind is in a similar place. Perhaps you are a Course student? …. I do love uplifting poetry, as you can tell!

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