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 I only know of one duty and that is to love.


– Albert Camus 

and the cost of love,

both kinds of tears

Steve Garnaas-Holmes

Unfolding Light


 If prayer would do it
I’d pray.
If reading esteemed thinkers would do it

I’d be halfway through the Patriarchs.
If discourse would do it

I’d be sitting with His Holiness

every moment he was free.
If contemplation would do it

I’d have translated the Periodic Table

to hermit poems, converting

matter to spirit.
If even fighting would do it

I’d already be a blackbelt.
If anything other than love could do it

I’ve done it already

and left the hardest for last.


~ Stephen Levine 


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