Improvising at the Gate of Disenchantment

Spirit must be shaking a great rattle over us.  Each day I see us all as a little more naked. If we get lucky and practice, our shakes, falls, losses, and groans are still accompanied by laughter.  Creativity won’t fail us.

On the other hand, it is a time of great disillusionment. While some institutions and dreams lose their appeal, those who improvise ride each wave as it rises, breaks and disappears. Going, going, gone.

You can only play with what is right there. And how will you play? Can you?

Disenchanted with Life? Yourself? Your People?

Welcome to the Gate of Disenchantment.

The Gate is open

Do you knock?

What did you seek?

Payment of debt?

A wind of mercy?

A happy life?

A friend?

A noble purpose?

A badge?

A faithful following?

A kiss from God?

And no one listened?

No answer came?

All recommended paths

led nowhere wonderful?

Disenchantment is your gate

Giving up turns on a long exhale

after all the bad news you can take.

At breath’s end

a new unknown faces you

where enchantment waits

with its three conditions

empty heart

clear mind

courageous love

Take a deep breath in….


One Response to Improvising at the Gate of Disenchantment

  1. Pwll says:

    Thank you, Cynthia. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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