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I feel

A need

To be

























Hello there

We’ve found each other

It is my understanding

That you are my sister or my brother


I have journeyed far

To be here with you

From beyond time and space

I’ve come to see you


Let’s sit together

And share some time

While I try to tell you about This life of mine


The thoughts in me

That flow to thee

Have the energy

To set us free


Even heavy things

Will be all right

Just let them rest

And share some light



















Reading me

Can be like day or night

Depending on

If you’re feeling wrong or right


The time to drink

This water I give

Is when you thirst

And yearn to live




If my words

Seem out of synch

Just let it be

And forgo the drink
























There is nothing new

In this book


Has been said before Everything

Has been done before


That can be known

Is already known



























Take a chance

Open the door

And take a glance

Step on the floor

And have a dance


To hear you must listen

To see you must look

The things I can show you

Don’t come from no book


























There once was a man Who had a faith,

A faith based on a vision


In this vision

There was light


Will we see?


From this vision

Came a song


Will we hear?


























What good is light To a blind person?


What good is music To a deaf person?


What good is food To a dead person?

























There is a place

Very close to me

A place that I can go

A place that I can be


There is a place

Not very far away

With a secret path

So I may not stray


No sound is there

No walls around

Not a breath of wind

There peace abounds


I can come and go

Just as I please

And when I’m there

I feel at ease
















I have never been born

And I will never die

And the Lord is my constant companion

Through Him

I am born into the flesh

And through Him

I die from the flesh

But I am forever

Just as the Lord is forever

For I was made in His image

This I know because By His grace

He has shown it to me


He came in a burst of light

And an explosion of salvation

And a shower of loving rain As a Lion came He

And saved me from death

And He showed me His love

And he showed me His wisdom

And many things

Wonders beyond wonders

But above all

He said to me

Know that I Am





I was sitting in a basket

On the back of a giant bird

Its wings were brilliant white

And their sound could well be heard


How I came to be there

I’ll never ever know

But the view that I was getting

Was a most remarkable show


We were flying over a giant canyon

Even bigger than The Grand

The whole place was on fire There was no place to land


I could see boiling pools of lava

To this there seemed no end

I heard the sound of crumbling rocks This place wasn’t heaven sent


The canyon sides were red with heat

There was a loud crack and hiss

It was a scary place indeed

For me a good place to miss


I got a little frightened

I could not bear this place

Until I saw the bird my friend

And the smile upon his face


I knew that very moment

This place was not for me

The bird was flying over

This abyss and its boiling sea


The things I will remember

About this strange place

Is the sound of wings flapping

And the smile on that bird’s face










I made some friends

In years I left behind

There was one thing different about them

I met them in my mind


They were very special people

Who came from up the track

They spent a little time with me

And made sure I wouldn’t turn back


They had a way of speaking

Quite clever I would find

They used to tell me stories With pictures in my mind


I also have to mention

A thing you rarely see

It was the power of their love And they were loving me


They seemed to have a great concern That I would be all right

Their smiles shone like the midday sun

They would help me through the night


For a time I was speechless

Not knowing what to say

Then I just loved them back

And went happily on my way













I have a guardian angel

She has just a little face

She has these tiny little wings

And a dress of golden lace


She wears a white breastplate

With the cross of Christ thereon

That’s just so no one doubts

Where she is coming from


She sometimes wields a lance

And helps to give me freedom

And the way she goes about it Is to run it through a demon


Well she’s very good at that

Keeping me a free man

Because whenever I lose my way She sticks it to that demon


She is a gift to me

A gift from way above

A blessing full of grace

A little angel full of love
















Once I had a teacher

It was some time back

He showed me something special

And put me on the narrow track


Silent and still

He came to me

And gave me his eyes

With which to see


My life had changed

In a flash of light

My eyes could tell

Between wrong and right


I truly am a lucky man

For fate to be so kind

His teaching was like a cool drink For a parched and thirsty mind


I’m older now

And still I do remember

When my teacher came

In stillness one September







I walk alone

Night after lonely night

Under the starry sky

Pondering my plight


And then one time It came to me

The realization that

The in‐between time it be


It is the time

When all is still

A strange phenomenon

Between heaven and hell


A time before

The time to come

A time just after

Old things are done


A kind of time

When things stand still

The sort of time to have

When you’ve got time to kill


It’s kind of like a time

And kind of like a place

It’s just the in‐between time Time out in inner space


The in‐between time

A place which has me grinning

Because now I know

It’s the time before the new beginning













Dearest Papa


I am sorry today

I am sorry for my anger

I am sorry for my discontentment

I am sorry for my lust

I am sorry for my selfishness

I am really sorry

These conditions are a heavy burden

On my shoulders and my mind Lord

Rest and peace are a stranger to me

I cannot even imagine

What life would be like

If I had the strength

To throw off these heavy burdens


I am sorry for them today Lord

And I was wondering

If You could help me unload them













It’s midday in the temple

Already half the day is done

I think I must have lost my way

Cause I’m back where I started from


It’s a place I’ve been before

It’s somewhere that I know

There is no place quite like it

A good place from which to go


I have a lot of options

Could do this or could do that

But I better forget about them And give destiny a bat


The road I’ll walk is narrow

No more than just a track

There are not many on it

And no one’s looking back


There is a man upon it

Who once hung upon a cross

He said it was the way to go

With no concern for gain or loss


He said not many people take it

This track of which I write

It takes courage strength conviction

And the grace of a guiding light


The road is long and winding A struggle all the way

But He said that it was worth it

And that He’d help me if He may

















Getting back

On the track

Is nothing more

Than a snack


I am sorry

But you don’t have to forgive me


I forgive you

But you don’t have to be sorry


I love you

But you don’t have to love me





























You gotta have

A strong commitment

To the Lord































And as I saw You

I loved You

And in the end

It really didn’t matter

To be

To see

To feel

To see You there

And You are real …




























I am drawn to You

Gently lovingly patiently

I am drawn to You

Like a thirsty man

Is drawn to the stream


And as I drink I see

And as I see I know

And as I know

I thank Thee






























































This is what I drank

And that was what I saw

And I was blown away

And felt mighty good in my heart




It was very quiet all around

As this great thing happened


Thank You




























Love is being

Not behaving


Faith is being

Not speaking


Living is being

Not acting































Is a precious gift



Is a virtue



Is freedom



























In you despair


That I am with you

That I am near you

Right there

And remember

In My universe

Anything is possible


Keep believing

That I love you

Cause I do




























It’s not necessary

To think so much

Life will continue to unfold

The young will surely become old And tales will still be told

If we don’t think so much





























In the old days

In the really really old days

The old men of weathered skin

And rough clothing

Used to say

Maybe while sitting around a fire

Smoking and drinking

And laughing

They used to say

Before enlightenment

We chopped wood and carried water After enlightenment

We still chop wood and carry water






















Happy are those

Who see the light


When we are born

Into the physical body

We see the light

Of the physical world


When we are born

Into the spiritual body

We see the light

Of the spiritual world


For many

This light is darkness


Happy are those

Who see the light

For they have been given life





















Go ahead

Hate and cheat

Swear and lie

Yell and scream

Sell and buy

Go ahead

Rip out your brother’s eye

For tomorrow

Without a doubt

You die






























These are

The three doorways To hell

The three doorways

To darkness

Shun these like the plague

For they lead to destruction





















I’m on fire

Head is spinning

Mind is sinning


I’m losing traction

No satisfaction

Can’t keep it together

It’s stormy weather


But something tells me

You can’t get better

If you don’t sail through

Some stormy weather


And even though

I think I know

I’ve hurt You so

I won’t let go


Cause I’m really sorry

For my indiscretion

And not keeping it together

In the stormy weather


But I won’t let go

Oh no, no never

It’s on with the show

I can only get better















What is the price of truth?

Is it loss? Is it hate?

Is it isolation?

Is it uncertainty? Is it suffering?

And yet

I would not

I could not

Have it any other way


I’ll take the pain

For what I lose

I gain

For truth
























When all things are said

When all things are done

And it is time

To leave this world

And enter another one

Might I take the liberty

This little thing to say

The only things

We get to keep

Are the things

We gave away




























Today I feel happy light and free

There is nothing particularly different about today

Except perhaps

That today

I somehow


Seem to be free

From any desires



































It’s enough

To just
































Don’t forget

Clouds don’t last forever

Clouds don’t stay in the same place for long

Just hold on

Sure, cry a little

But be sure

That the sun

Is coming again


























The inevitable

Sometimes comes sooner Sometimes later

Sometimes unexpectedly

Sometimes we know about it

But it comes

It always comes


Being human

Means facing the inevitable

With courage and dignity

That is what

Being human is




















Dearest Papa


Please lead me

Into the new day

Please lead me

Into the new way

I’ll stand

On the rock

On which You put me

I’ll not move

Until You tell me

It’s in my weakness

That I feel frustration

It’s kindness and meekness

That’s my obligation I know one day

When You are ready

You’ll show the way

Gotta keep steady

Still and silent

At Your feet I’ll sit

Silent and still

That’s it
























If I can’t be anything else

At least I can try to be useful

































I will not steal

No matter how hungry I am

No matter how thirsty I am

No matter how poor I am

I will not lie

No matter how much trouble it gets me into

































In business

Be competent
































A good traveller

Finds a good balance


What he needs

And what he can carry


There is always

A little space

In his pack






























Time indeed is richly spent

Away from trouble and strife

In a van

Or a tent

Time out of a busy life

































The ground is firm

Here where I stand

Erect and straight

At the edge of land



















Happy day today

The I man

Him whale in sky today

Happy, happy day today

The I man’s baby

Swim with him today

Oh lucky man

Oh lucky man today

The I man whale

Swim with baby

In the sky today

Oh happy day

The I man blessed today He swim

With baby whale today

Oh happy day, oh happy day

The I man swim

With baby whale In sky today

I man baby brave

I man baby strong

I man energy she’s flowin free

Cause I man dream long time ago

Bout whale and baby

Swimming in the sky sea I man dream

Come true for all to see

I man baby strong

I man baby brave

I man baby free

I man happy, I man proud

I man thankful, he laugh out loud

I man dance

I man groove

I man sing

He over moon





Sweet feelings

Surrounded by love

My children

I man contemplate

Sweet time

Sweet feelings

So far

More than I expected So sorry

Bout all that I neglected

So full

But I can hold it

I swear

There ain’t no end to it

Been given it

Had it taken away


You can’t hold onto it

If you want to see

A brand new day

True love

Is like water in the desert

The children are it



It’s midnight

It’s a brand new year

People are screaming

And I’m listening to Simon

We all travel thinking

That we do the doing

But we’re all just floating

In the river

In the river of time

All heading downstream

















I man been livin

I man been lovin

I man know

That life

And love

And light

Is givin

Happy New Year

Love your guts out man


















Your violence

Is only against yourself

Your hate

Is only at yourself

What you steal

You steal from yourself

Who you hurt

Is only yourself

Who you hate

You hate yourself

All you do

All you feel

All you think

Is to yourself

So man

If you love

You love yourself If you give

You give to yourself If you forgive

You forgive yourself

Man hear this

We are before time

We are before space

We are forever

We can be in hell

We can be in heaven

We can be between

It’s up to us

We are alive forever









We only get

What we give

We give pain

We get pain

We give love

We get love

We give hell

We get hell

We take

We have it taken

We sow

We reap

We hate

We get hated We love

We get loved

We can’t run

We can’t hide

In the forever

In the never ending

In the beyond comprehension

There is nowhere to run

There is nowhere to hide

Our hearts are visible

To the whole universe

And to everything

Beyond the whole universe

And to everything

Beyond that







So man

Keep your love

And throw everything else away

It’s just unnecessary baggage

The love we get Is equal to

The love we give

The peace we get Is equal to

The peace we give


Amazing Grace

We will be brave

And walk out of the night

And we shall dwell

In your everlovin light



I can’t stop now

Just wanna keep goin

I wanna tell ya

Bout a freedom

For your soul

Just wanna show ya

How to gather the pieces

And become whole


We once were empty We will be full

We’ll be overflowing

There’s plenty for all

Just throw it all away

And keep your love

And live your life

For the One above











I’m not a liar

I tell the truth

And in the end

There is no end

And pain and sorrow

Is just something we’ve made


So man

Stop giving it

And you’ll stop getting it

And it’ll be gone

All that bad luck

Will be gone at last


Let me lift you

Throw it all away

All the rotten hell away

And it will be gone

Gone at last




And strength

To you man

I love you

More than you can know












I think that I’m growin

Feel Your love overflowin

Feel strange peace around me

My enemies can’t confound me


I’m straight, I’m still Then

Every now and then

They come at me


I’m straight, I’m still

They just seem to

Fling offa me


My enemies

They get angry and mad

They want me to do

This and that

But they don’t see

The person that’s me

And they come

And they go

Not much I can say

Gotta go my own way






















Life is, man

No excuses

No apologies

No explanations


































What a precious thing it is

That while on life’s journey

We should spend time

With hearts that love us


There cannot be

Joy much sweeter






























Our problems

Are ripples

On the surface

Of the river

Of life

Flowing on





























What is done is done

Forget it and instead

Focus your mind

On the path ahead

And stay vigilant

That you may not stray

Off the path


That you may not stumble

Over an obstacle

You did not see


























So he asked me


What is your religion anyway?

It’s Catholic, isn’t it?

You were born a Catholic, weren’t you?


And I replied


Yes, I was born a Catholic But my religion?

My religion is … going Home

























And he said to me


If you climb

A tree that is tall

The higher the tree

The bigger the fall


And I replied


If I climb

A tree that is tall

The higher the tree

The more I can see





























Does giving something a name Take away its mystery?

Does changing the name of something Change it?



















Hindu Christian Muslim Buddhist and Jew And all the rest of you What’s in a name?

What’s in a label?

What’s in a line? What is my side?

And what is your side?

Who is right?

And who is wrong?

Which way is right?

Consider this

Hindu Christian Muslim Buddhist and Jew

And all the rest of you

If you love the ONE

From whom you come

You’ll get back home

When your days are done

No matter what the way that you may travel

No matter what the words by which you go

If you are not each other’s brothers

You will never reach your goal For you claim saviours

And saviours they are indeed

But your saviours can do nothing for you

If you are blind to your brother’s need

So listen to the Lord my friend

Hear what He has to say

And surely when time comes to an end

He’ll be there at end of way

Don’t be misled my friend

Thinking yours the only way

For many paths go up the mountain

And the view from the top is always the same

There are many rooms in our Father’s house

And each religion takes up but one

So don’t criticise what you don’t know

Because we all live under the same sun (Cont.)




Follow your way and love the Lord

Hindu Christian Muslim Buddhist and Jew

And all the rest of you

And rejoice in the truth

That salvation waits there for you

The key is righteousness and holiness And a heart that is pure

Not a name or a prayer or a doctrine

That’s for sure

Not even healing or bringing from the dead

Or any kind of magic

If you follow these paths

Your end will be mighty tragic It’s love and love alone

That opens up the door above

There is no way to paradise

Except by the road of love


Go for it my man

Hold nothing back

Walk your walk

Follow your way

Look straight ahead and know The Lord I AM

I AM The Lord

Love Me with all your heart

Like a son loves a father

And a father loves a son

And you will see

You’ll come to Me

No matter what

No matter what














And I will share eternity

Of that you have no doubt

For I am yours

And you are mine

And this will never change I AM The Lord

The Lord I AM

All things that you may know I AM The Lord

The Lord I AM

All ways that you may go I AM The Lord

The Lord I AM

I AM love, the best thing going I AM The Lord

The Lord I AM

The only ONE worth knowing






























We are all growing






























You think you can improve the world


I don’t think so


It’s sacred


You can’t improve it


If you try to change it

You will wreck it


If you try to possess it

You will lose it


As soon as we stop

Trying to improve the world

It will start getting better

All by itself

















Dearest Papa


I am sorry for my transgressions


You dwell within me

I dwell within Thee

So close

So far

Being being

Like David’s star


Thy will be done


Dear Lord

Lord of my heart

Lord of my heaven

Thank You for being


Thy will be done



















In the universe

Of time and space

In the field of energy A law of constancy

Is taking place


For every action

In this magic place

There is a reaction

In each and every case


This law applies

On each and every level

And it affects

The way we travel


It is thus profitable

With no danger of illness To take some time

And practise some stillness

























Be like a willow And

Bend with the breeze




























Flexibility and suppleness

Are the disciplines

Of life


Rigidity and stiffness

Are the disciplines

Of death


Whether in the body

Or in the mind



Is the discipline

Of life



Is the discipline

Of death



















For the moment


Let go of all things

And come into My space


Stretch your muscles

Preparing yourself

For focus and silence and stillness


I am here with you



We are never apart




For the moment


Be here now

With Me









First discipline Stillness

Second discipline Breath

Third discipline



To sit

At the feet of the Master

Silent and still




Silent and still

At the feet of the Master


Back straight

Mind focused

Breathing still

Not wanting anything

Not expecting anything

Not thinking


Mindset to


I will not move

No matter what happens

I will not lose my concentration

No matter what happens

I will practice non‐reaction

No matter what happens


Doing nothing

Thinking nothing

Not moving

Not reacting

Just being














You have your training

You have your line of teachers


There can only be one line of teachers For anyone




Although there appear to be all types of truths around

Many paths

Do not stray from your own

Just as others mustn’t stray from theirs


You have a fine knowledge

Your teachers have been good

Rest easy in your space

And let the world whirl around it

























In the universe

Of pleasure and pain

In the midst

Of loss and gain

In the world

Of ones and noughts

The question still remains

Can you separate yourself

From thoughts






























Order in the mind

Order in the body

Order in the family

Order in the country

Order in the world


































Everything extraordinary


On the other side

Of the great wall

Of fear































All the things

That are happening around me

That my senses can detect

Do nothing but distract me

And lead me to neglect

What’s happening inside me
























I’m on the edge of the abyss

A point near madness


I can’t go back

And I can’t go forward


Hmm …


I think I’ll do some Yoga


I think I’ll clean my kitchen


I think I’ll take a week

Maybe two


I think I’ll do it perfect


It’s going to be so clean


When I’m on the edge

Cleaning my kitchen

Is really good Yoga














We need

Courage and faith

To let go of the bank

And float downstream


Life changing quickly now


Rapids waterfalls

Then a calm lake

Then another waterfall

Then gradually

Things start to settle


The river of life

Is wide and majestic


Life settling down

Lots of space around

Getting a notion

Gonna end up in the ocean In the great ocean

Of wonderful meditation





















If I get the notion

To do some meditation

I make sure

To sit on the floor

Behind the security

Of a locked door


That is because

I can more completely let go

And focus my attention

Knowing with certainty

There can be no disruption






















Meditation in general Requires a mind

Free of ego and pride


It is therefore important

When aiming for Home

To do it alone


As well as and also

To get it more perfect

It helps immeasurably

To keep it a secret


You cannot be natural

You cannot be free

If there is someone there

Someone that can see



















The trip is the journey


There is a special way


It is the path of

Stillness in the storm

Silence in the din

Doing nothing

Thinking nothing

Wanting nothing

Expecting nothing

Hoping for nothing



In and out


Full of faith


Fearing only

Of becoming afraid


Thy will be done


Try to take this way

Each and every day




















No action

No reaction






































Force always runs out of steam































When my mind

Is like an ocean swell

And the breath of life

Is like the offshore breeze

There is a harmony

And the barrel breaks

And there is peace

And I’m at ease


No abuse

No excuse

Cut loose

Pure juice






















When you are eating

Know you are eating


When you are walking

Know you are walking


When you are working

Know you are working


When you are thinking

Know you are thinking


When you are breathing

Know you are breathing


























There are two ways to learn


The easy way

And the hard way


The easy way

Is learning it

From someone else


The hard way

Is to find out

For yourself





























There is no justice


There is no injustice


There is only Karma





























You can be rich

But you can’t be rich

In everything


You can be poor

But you can’t be poor

In everything


This is

Having and not having

Happening together




























Don’t give advice

Unless it’s asked for































It is not the man

Who knows the most,

That always has

The most to say




It is not the man

Who has the most,

That always gives

The most away


























Is different things

To different folk


Mostly it seems

It’s wealth and power In the mind

Of the average bloke


But there are some

That are made of different stuff


For them success

Is knowing

When they have enough





















You feelin bad?


Some demon got ya?


You wanna get better?


I think I know

The simple answer


Just give some of your money

And some of your property

And some of yourself


Give to the Earth

Those things

Which are of the Earth




Keep those things

Which are of heaven





















Do you like the world

Having expectations on you?


If not


Why do you have expectations On the world?


Don’t expect anything

And you’ll be happy















See the mystery See the play

See the children

Getting older

By the day


Rhythm and rhyme

Space and time

Feelins growin

River’s flowin

No use slowin

Mind is blowin


Cut it back

In it, Jack

On the track

Can’t look back


Whatcha lookin at?


Whatcha thinkin of?


Sorry bout

My disposition

Ain’t lookin for

No recognition


So baby


I might get to see ya

Maybe someday

I’d like to know ya Crazy idea Hey?










So little

So many

Not much goin round

Nobody’s got a penny


Few crumbs

Lyin round

People crawlin

On the ground


Get as much

As you can

Walk all over

Your fellow man


Stack your gold

Make a stand

Time is short

Got a plan


Gotta go

Cannot stop

On with the show

Till we drop


Everybody’s grabbin it

Everybody’s grabbin it

Everybody’s grabbin it

Everybody’s grabbin it




















I remember

Standing in

The wave




































Is the doorway

By which We depart

The world

Of innocence
















Dearest kids


Don’t take life lightly

Don’t give up the precious things

Like truth and honesty


The right road is harder

And very few take it

But it’s beautiful


Dear kids

In your lives

Love a lot

And hate little

And always

Give more than you get


Don’t keep tallies And forget

Debts owed to you


Keep your faces

To the sun

And walk every day

In God’s light

And stay free of blame


You could do these things

For your daddy

Who loves you

But that would be a mistake

Because I have the same Father in heaven

As you do

So do it for Him

And love Him

All the time


You are truly

My little brother

And my little sisters


Love the Lord


Dad (the bonecrusher)

















Dear children


Innocent ones


My heart embraces you As you grow

Dearest ones

And become men and women


Think of your hearts

As I do


Never ever enter

Into a lustful relationship


It is like

Shattering crystal























Are like whitecaps

On the surface of the ocean


They come and they go


But friendships

They are the ocean


And they go on forever

























In space and time

The way things go

Are strictly dependant

On natural law


So our degree

Of harmony

Is woven tight

With our destiny




We are floating in a pool

In a flimsy and unstable boat

The only thing that can sink us

Are the waves

We make
























Everything changes

And nothing changes


This is the constancy of nature


Everything changes

This never changes


This is nature






























There are negative thoughts

There are positive thoughts

And then

There are no thoughts

When I’m doing Yoga


There’s good thoughts

And there’s bad thoughts

And then

There’s no thoughts

When I’m doing Yoga
























Pleasure and pain

Two sides of the same coin

Let me tell you brother

You can’t have one

Without the other


In this power vortex

We call life

I think perchance

Two dancers dance

Called harmony and strife






























Do nothing

Accept everything

And emerge

From the tapestry






























We suffer the pain

Due to the attachment

To the things

We’ve struggled to attain




When someone borrows my car

And they plan to take it far

You can take it with certainty

That my Yoga will have more intensity


And I’d like

To make it official

That this can be

Most beneficial
















Can we be the same



In success

And in failure


In loss

And in gain


In praise

And in criticism


In pleasure

And in pain


In victory

And in defeat


In honour

And in disgrace


This is very difficult to accomplish


Keep trying


It’s part of the great journey










Even though

The average bloke’s preoccupation

Is to live selfishly

And improve his situation


Let me work

For the good of others

And feel in my heart

All men are brothers


Let me not

Upset the mind

Of the selfish

And unkind


Let me be devoted

To the work I do

And let its joy

Shine out on you


Let no man

Disturb my peace

From angry thoughts

Let me be released


I wish these things For me to be

Cause He once said

This sort of bloke

Is dear to Me






For You Papa

I’ll do it all for You


I’ll suffer the pain

I’ll forgo the gain

I’ll be everyone’s fool

I’ll care for the cruel

I’ll work and I’ll give

I’ll help them to live

I’ll look in their eyes

I’ll ignore their disguise I’ll shed all the tears

I’ll suffer the fears

I’ll do without gratitude

I’ll take the bad attitude

I’ll work and I’ll cry

I’ll do it till I die

For You




You showed me the way

You turned night into day

You quenched my thirst

And You did it first

And for ever and ever

I’ll not leave You never

Cause You are my Father

And I am Your son

And my life has begun


I can’t imagine a minute

Without You in it …














Every now and then

I get an intrusion

Of a powerful vision

That it’s all an illusion


I’m overcome by this feeling That I am a soul

There’s a gradual revealing

That I’m really whole


Could I see

A soul in motherland Could I be

A soul in wonderland


Could there not be a sound

Could love be all around
























I am going into a period of standstill


I have nothing for the future


No plans


Or desires



Is my action



Is my state



Is my experience
















































Dearest Papa


Sometimes I can’t put into words what I feel, and the feeling is so powerful,

exploding from out of my heart.

It can’t be contained, but I can’t put words to it.

What I did, I’d do the same again.

I did it for You because You were true.

Your gift is my most precious possession.

It is more precious than family, friends or fame.

Your gift is so beautiful, it is more precious than life itself.

I’ll stand where You put me, on solid ground.

I’ll not move till You tell me.

This bugs them a lot.

I can see them and I can feel them scrambling to reach me.

But the gulf is getting wider.

Their task is getting harder.

They failed before and they’ll fail again.

I’m still standing thanks to You

and I’m still clutching Your gift, tight, shining inside of my heart where You put it.


There’s a distant horizon

Starting to appear

And a new day is dawning Without any fear


I’ll not take my eyes

Off that beautiful light

I’ll keep to the track

With Your help if I might


The new day is dawning

I swear that it's true

Its light is exploding

On me and on you


The light that I see

That is shining bright

Is shining for those

Who lived righteous and right


The rest of humanity

Who gave torment and pain

Will only see darkness

Of storms and of rain (Cont.)









Their pain will be doubled

By what they will see

And that is the joy

In you and in me


They’ll scream and they’ll shout

And they’ll end up weeping

They’ll know that their sowing

Is what they’ll be reaping


But we mustn’t be troubled

Bout the destiny of others

Bout the distance between us

And betrayals of brothers


The light of the new day

And the life that’s before us

Will point to the new way

And this will restore us


Forever we’ll live

With knowledge of love Blessed by the grace

Of His light from above
























Like waves through the ages

The most precious thing

Is the wisdom of sages

That break on the beaches

Of the shores

Of our mind

























You live and you learn

That fire’s gonna burn

That you get what you earn

That the world’s gonna turn


Who on Earth

Would ever believe

Something crazy like

You get what you give


Man is spirit

Of that I have no doubt

His destiny is to find out

What it’s all about


My love don’t depend on

The things that you do

It just depends on

You being you



















Speculation is a product of our imagination

Our mind is filled with thoughts of possibilities of the future

And as a result

Amounts to no more than self torture


Speculation is wasted time

It is a non‐productive

Activity of mind




There’s no point thinking about the future

Cause you’ll never be a happy creature

Your life will be a lot more fun

If you focus your mind

On the work to be done


























Is actually

A part

Of perfection




The perfect creation

Has within it

A measure of
























The Lord is the giver

And taker of all things And because

He gave you your life

Your life is His

And because

He gave you the world

The world is His And because

He wanted to see

How you will live

And how you will be

To see

If you are smart or a dope

To see

If you will give pain and grief

He gave you enough rope

To hang yourself with








I know I must accept my Karma.

I also know I must accept the Karma of my mother and father, my wife and my children.

I must also accept the Karma of every person on Earth.

To accept Karma is to accept God’s will.

I do not know their sowing and I must accept their reaping.

As you sow, so shall you reap. Words spoken by the Lord.

That is the law.

That is how God is just.

We are judged by our own words, thoughts and deeds.


As we judge, so will we be judged.

That is the law.

We live by the law, of that we have no choice.

This is so whether we choose to believe it or not.

The best thing is to accept it by gracefully accepting our Karma.

To react would be to create new Karma, to sow new seeds, the result of which we would have to live through in some future time.




If you want your life

To stop being a bummer

You ought to learn

To accept your Karma




Stay in focus

And dodge distraction

And put your mind to

The practice of non‐reaction




If they take your coat

Don’t raise a heap of hell

Go run after them you goat

And give them your shirt as well





















Only if we go

Can we ever get there



































This life

Is one blink

Of the eye

In a day

In the life

Of the man

On the long journey


























This world

Is one grain of sand

On one of the beaches

On one of the shores Of one of the oceans

Of one of the worlds

In one of the universes

Which make up the nucleus

Of one atom

Of a stepping stone

Which I lay down

Beneath your feet

For you to step upon As you walk

On your long journey




























I think


Is a good way

To be

Before the Lord




























The faster we run

The slower we go


The harder we push

The stronger the resistance


Striving brings tiredness


Water does not flow uphill


The sun rises in the morning

And sets in the evening


No one can breathe in forever
















We suffer pain

Because of our attachment

To situations


The river flows

And nature goes

The way she’s gonna go


We struggle and strain

To keep things the same

And as a result

We suffer the pain


Everything changes This fact is true

And this is a lesson

For me and for you


It’s better to let go

And watch nature at play

And go with the flow

It’s a much better way


To all things around

There’s a beginning and end

We’re on nature’s ground

Her rules we can’t bend


So as much as we try

To make things last forever

They all crumble to dust

And get swept down the river



















Why did God make the universe?


Hmm …


There could only be one reason


For fun

Just messing about


Why would there be any other reason?














There are two forces in the universe.

They are the force of creation and the force of destruction.

Some interpret these as good and evil, but they don’t see the mystery.

These forces are dependant upon each other.

There can be no creation unless there is destruction and vice‐versa.

This is nature.


Creation is not better than destruction and destruction is not worse than creation.

They just are.


They are both fun.

If they were not so, they would not exist.

If it pains you to read this, if you are uncomfortable with this, you have not yet accepted nature.

You remain attached to your idea of good and bad. Letting go of ideas is difficult.

Achieving harmony with nature is difficult as well.

Our ideas change nothing however.

All things are created, exist, and finally are destroyed.

This is how it is.

This is great.

We are an integral part of nature.

We were created, we exist, and finally, we will be destroyed.

This is also great and as well it is a heap of fun.




If you are offended by destruction

It is because you don’t believe in creation




Imperfections only exist in ideas

Perfections only exist in realities





















Abuse it

Lose it


































The less we say

The better the day


































What would you swap for heaven?


The way ahead is clear




Go for it



























What is real

Is unreal

What is fantasy Is reality

What is the future

Is the present

What is past

Is history

The time is now

The space is here Behind us

The wind is blowing

Our mind in focus

On where we are going

Can’t look back

I would not lie

It’s power up

Or die



















I don’t demand your love

I don’t expect your love

I won’t turn out the lights

If you don’t love Me


Be free


But you know

It would be nice

If you loved Me


This is My promise

The greatest sinner

If he truly loves Me

Will with certainty

Come to Me






























Is better than



















Use simple speech

When you teach

Use simplicity

And repel pomposity


Your words will contain

A message that’s self‐evident

Delivered in a language

Not suitable for the cultured gent


You’ll go out amongst them

And give them your word To all but the chosen

You’ll sound quite absurd


The righteous and simple

Will soak up your teaching

The cultured and proud

Will pass by your preaching


Don’t be dismayed

By the swarming forlorn

Don’t be afraid

You are the eye of the storm


Go out in the land

And give them heaps

Go tell every man

As he sows so he reaps


And while you are at it

You might want to mention

That love’s the only way

And there is no exception


You are My man

With Me in your heart

Live out My plan

It is time to start
















There is a clear vision I’ve had in my mind for a long time now. It kind of summarizes my position in life and my relation to others.

I’m standing on a train platform in a train station. I’m waiting for my train, which is going in the direction that I want to go. And as I’m waiting, I look up and

down the platform that I’m on and to my astonishment there is no one there. I stand alone on my platform. Then I look across to the other side, the other

platform. The train that stops there is going in exactly the opposite direction to mine. And the opposite platform is packed with people. I mean packed like

sardines. There are people backed up the stairways and people are spilling off

the platform down onto the railway line and desperately trying to scramble back up. And all these people are going the other way. And I’m standing there alone, on my platform, looking across at the scrambling congested crowd on the other

side of the tracks. And every now and then some of them would stop pushing and shoving and almost as if in a brief trance, would gaze at me, wondering.

And I know, as I observe this scene, that there is a distance between all these people and me. And when the trains come, the distance between us will become greater and greater.




















In all things in nature

In this universe of ours

All things come in waves

Formed by mysterious powers


We don’t know the reasons

Why ideas thoughts and dreams

Have their times and their seasons To rest is important it seems


So I think that I see

When looking at it all

That summertime

Is followed by fall


And busy activity

Where we give our best

Must always precede

A time of rest




















There are only two things in this universe

Light and darkness


All the colours

And all the things that are

And all our dreams

And all our visions

And all that we can imagine

And all that we can hope for our children

And everything that can possibly be Comes from light


When light is absent

It is called darkness

























We are all one


When one of us

Touched the sky

We all touched the sky


When one of us

Touched the moon

We all touched the moon


When one of us

Won the fight

We all won the fight


We are all one


This never ends









I do believe

That our Heavenly Father

Was born as a man

To become our saviour


And the Heavenly Spirit

Which dwelt in Jesus

I do believe strongly

Will dwell within us


And I do believe

That this act of love

Was a Holy Sacrifice

Made by our Father above


Our Heavenly Father

Just wanted to visit

He came as Jesus

OK with you is it?


He wanted to show us

His power over nature

By bending some rules

And predicting the future


He kicked a few tables

And He caused a few scandals

As He wandered amongst us

In His sackcloth and sandals


And love is all

There is to be

To win your life

And come with Me


There’s more to reality

Than there is to see

How long is forever

How far infinity



THE MAN (Cont.)


The truth is hard

For man to swallow

A road that is narrow

Is hard to follow


The Lord lived with us

Till the age of thirty-three

His heart and His mind

Were on you and on me


And He knew all the time

And he did heaps of praying

That He’d get hung to die

For what He was saying


But his best trick of all

To demonstrate His freedom

Was to rise from His grave

And bury that demon


And I do believe

That right from the start

His Spirit Supreme

Has dwelt in my heart


And years ago when only a boy

My adventure began to begin

He entered my heart and decided to stay

Because I asked Him in


So we’ve come full circle

In this book of mine

It is written for you

In this space and time


You can take it or leave it

It won’t fluster my feathers A man is as wise

As the things he remembers









There is no way

To the Father

Except via the Son


There is no way

To heaven friend

Unless you are born again


There is a place

In your heart

For the Lion to rest

And new life to start


Evil ways

Are cast aside

And Satan

Must be denied


A battle must rage

Within your heart

The devil is cunning

Satan is smart


But the Lion is there

His power is greater

He just needs your faith

For the storm to weather




















When I choose

A Lion to be

And I choose

To dwell within thee

The shields that I’ll carry

Will number three

One will be honesty

Another truth

And the third

As you will see

Will be no other

Than chastity






















Don’t think that you can get away with it




Don’t think that you can run and hide I see right through your wall of pride


I’m here

I’m there

I’m everywhere

I’m low

I’m high

I am the eye


I see right through you

There’s nothing to you

You just can’t hide

Cause I see inside


















In the end man

Go and climb that mountain

And check the view from On High

And see the light that shines in heaven

And bring it back when you come down


Then tell the people that it’s easy

Just love the Lord with all your heart

And love each other

And be like brothers

And let that light

Shine onto others


This is just about it

My work is nearly over

Never fear the devil He’s a mongrel

And his day is done


Hope you find that glorious mountain

Hope you climb it to the top

Hope you win your salvation

And become one of the crop


Love the Lord


















Love the Lord

And love each other

And live like brothers

And you will see

You’ll come to Me

No matter what

No matter what






























I will always be with you

And you will always be with Me





There is nothing to fear

Everything’s clear

We are free

To live and to be
















Highway highway

Take me away

Give me the freedom

Of a brand new day


Magic carpet

Rolling free

Take my soul

The world to see


Sunshine day

Starry night

Freedom’s way

Spirit light


Mother Earth

Showing me

Wondrous things

There are to see


Mountain high

Valley deep

Beautiful world

Can make me weep


Rivers winding

Fields of gold

Spirit’s finding

It won’t get old


Wheels are turning

Rolling free

Heart is burning

For the love of Thee


Beautiful world

Colours everywhere

Sunshine and rain

Love being there
















See you later mate

I’ve gone riding in the curl

I still keep you in my mind

Here’s a postcard from my world


The sun is shining bright

The breeze is blowing sweet

I swear I see a light

Got wings upon my feet


Up hill and down dale

Green grass is all around

I’m in the happy room

Trip out on sensurround


I had to go away

I had to say bye bye

Darn left the bags behind

I’m on a natural hi































I have nothing

For the future













































Copyright 2019




John Coby

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