Like a vast and gracious Host, welcome
and say "yes" to this
"yes" to this and "yes"
to every this

Your true life arrives constantly
when you've set up your little shop
at the intersection of Now and Yes

Recognize all things as Emissaries
and Manifestations of a greater and mysterious Will
and all that is as a form of support
(though what is being supported may not be your ego) 

When you welcome each present moment
unendingly, time ceases, and you yourself
become part of It, the Divine Presence

This Presence is subtle and buoyant,
and supports your awareness effortlessly
the way water holds up a boat

So let your awareness be vast and inclusive
as if the whole world is taking place
inside your mind.  Hear everything,
see everything, feel everything
with this simple greeting on your lips


This poem first appeared in 365 Nirvana Here and Now, ed. Josh Baran. Element Books. London, 2003.