Ryan Oelke https://www.ryanoelke.com Meditation Teacher. Awakening in Life. Buddhist Geeks. Tue, 02 Apr 2019 01:45:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.3 Coming home to you https://www.ryanoelke.com/2019/04/coming-home-to-you/ https://www.ryanoelke.com/2019/04/coming-home-to-you/#respond Tue, 02 Apr 2019 01:41:29 +0000 http://www.ryanoelke.com/?p=2040 Coming home to you: Has it been a thousand years or just forty? An afterthought really: In all our moments together, the past is merely a playful wink and a humbling blink in this restful timelessness we share. Oh and that memory of before: All I’ve longed for was to hold you, tell you that […]

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Coming home to you:

Has it been a thousand years or just forty?

An afterthought really:
In all our moments together,
the past is merely a playful wink and a humbling blink
in this restful timelessness we share.

Oh and that memory of before:
All I’ve longed for was to hold you,
tell you that you’re wonderful
that everything will be ok,
to pray for your happiness and peace –
no matter how long I was blessed to share in it with you –
and every minute I do,
I give thanks for you,
give thanks that I get to come home to you.

Coming home to you:

‘Everything that never was’, you whispered,
so perfectly expressed as you so often do,
I feel I’m living a poem:
every smile, laugh, and quiet knowing,
every touch we share –
words are too gleefully late to express,
trying to catch up with us like kids chasing fireflies,
yet your lips find the way and I listen in reverence,
I give thanks for you,
give thanks for this love,
oh how I’ve come home with you.

Coming home to you:

Seeing you, barefoot singing in the kitchen
I have no questions,
and no need for answers,
I only want to be influenced by you,
the way spring blossoms seek sun and even the rain,
I want to know you and love you in every way,
I want a front row seat to your unfolding,
and to give thanks for you,
give thanks for this us we are,
and this passionate peace
of coming home to you.

Coming home to you:

I’ll always be singing like a bird
my love for you
and how beautiful you are
through and through

I admire you
I respect you
I adore you
through and through

I will be your champion
Not because you need one,
but because I will always be a lover of your happiness
and I give thanks for you,
through and through,
oh how I love being here at home with you.

I love you
through and through

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I feel you seeking https://www.ryanoelke.com/2019/02/i-feel-you-seeking/ https://www.ryanoelke.com/2019/02/i-feel-you-seeking/#respond Wed, 20 Feb 2019 02:40:06 +0000 http://www.ryanoelke.com/?p=2032 I feel you seeking when all you want to do is go home, scared of the space that echos in your chest, but all that’s missing is you, and you’re already there I feel you longing when all you want to do is rest, your eyes so soft behind the strain, if you could only […]

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I feel you seeking
when all you want to do is go home,
scared of the space that echos in your chest,
but all that’s missing is you,
and you’re already there

I feel you longing
when all you want to do is rest,
your eyes so soft behind the strain,
if you could only remember,
you’re already here

I feel you posing,
when you’ve always been beautiful,
whether in stillness or moving,
if you could only let go,
in contact you’re everywhere

I feel you
here
I feel you
here
I feel you
here

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Here I’ll wait https://www.ryanoelke.com/2019/01/here-ill-wait/ https://www.ryanoelke.com/2019/01/here-ill-wait/#respond Sun, 06 Jan 2019 18:15:36 +0000 http://www.ryanoelke.com/?p=1980 Now longing humbled and love endured dreams mirrored roots intwined pursuit no one else, nowhere, eyes for you and memories shared: Here I’ll wait In plain sight With no end in date With this heart in eternal flame Skin cleaned by pain and shame Lit abright with your joy And touched by fate Longing for […]

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Now longing humbled
and love endured
dreams mirrored roots
intwined pursuit
no one else, nowhere,
eyes for you and memories shared:

Here I’ll wait
In plain sight
With no end in date
With this heart in eternal flame
Skin cleaned by pain and shame
Lit abright with your joy
And touched by fate
Longing for hands
impassioned embrace
for ease and laughter,
in silence
here I’ll wait

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A redbird follows https://www.ryanoelke.com/2018/10/a-red-bird-follows/ https://www.ryanoelke.com/2018/10/a-red-bird-follows/#comments Sun, 14 Oct 2018 19:11:48 +0000 http://www.ryanoelke.com/?p=1978 A redbird has been following me for so long, looking at each other through these hand prints on the windows. Walking grass, soft earth, a pilgrimage without a map, but she follows me and speaks: The autumn air clearing, Her song rode the winds and took form In a single snowflake Fallen on my heart, […]

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A redbird has been following me for so long,
looking at each other through these hand prints on the windows.
Walking grass, soft earth,
a pilgrimage without a map,
but she follows me and speaks:
The autumn air clearing,
Her song rode the winds and took form
In a single snowflake
Fallen on my heart,
Gentle and kind
Enlivening and awakening
The best in me that has longed to give.
Will I have time to learn her melody,
So others might know the touch of grace,
So I can make good on the debt of all the love I’ve received,
So I can be remade into a prayer
sung by the redbird following you now?

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We must be human https://www.ryanoelke.com/2018/10/we-must-be-human/ https://www.ryanoelke.com/2018/10/we-must-be-human/#respond Thu, 04 Oct 2018 03:58:40 +0000 http://www.ryanoelke.com/?p=1976 we must be human, creaking and cracking under the weight of existence, pushed out of one husk after another: so bittersweet is this love that aches until plucked. we must be human, with the anger of gods swelling these receded shells, cracking rotting wood, remembering what used to be we must be human, chalices tipped […]

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we must be human,
creaking and cracking under the weight of existence,
pushed out of one husk after another:
so bittersweet is this love that aches until plucked.

we must be human,
with the anger of gods swelling these receded shells,
cracking rotting wood, remembering what used to be

we must be human,
chalices tipped over, crying, crying, crying
tears tapping earth,
calling forth slumbering, dirty angels

we must be human,
broken and sore,
never forgotten
always whole

we must be human,
invisibly kind,
forgiven

we must be human,
indestructible

we must be human,
love

we must be human

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Connection is buried in loneliness https://www.ryanoelke.com/2018/06/connection-buried-loneliness/ https://www.ryanoelke.com/2018/06/connection-buried-loneliness/#respond Fri, 22 Jun 2018 02:09:19 +0000 http://www.ryanoelke.com/?p=1971 Connection is buried in loneliness, Those seeds that fell from us so joyfully, so effortlessly, All those times we laughed with friends and family – and if not them, a curious bird, a rambunctious river, even that stuffy old cloud: So many seeds we hid for this rainy day of our loneliness. All we need […]

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Connection is buried in loneliness,
Those seeds that fell from us so joyfully, so effortlessly,
All those times we laughed with friends and family
– and if not them, a curious bird, a rambunctious river, even that stuffy old cloud:
So many seeds we hid for this rainy day of our loneliness.
All we need is to step outside again,
Say hello,
Watch them grow like they are so emphatically wont to do: they call to us.
See how everyone gathers round, sun shining, eyes squinting?
With baskets ready to gather and share,
Kicking up dirt – let’s get muddy, looks like a good rain is coming!
Before you know it – and you do know it –
We forget what we’re doing,
Our branches start shimmering and shaking with love again,
because that’s what we’re emphatically wont to do:
Seeds seeds seeds,
Always so many seeds…

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Emptiness is Listening https://www.ryanoelke.com/2018/03/emptiness-is-listening/ https://www.ryanoelke.com/2018/03/emptiness-is-listening/#respond Sat, 24 Mar 2018 00:07:02 +0000 http://www.ryanoelke.com/?p=1969 bodies wandering in space, feet searching for earth, (she supports without effort: take note, dear one!) hearts aching to speak: “what to do? how to be? Do you hear me??” No answers needed when presence breathes. In… Out… …In…. …Out… …a gap in time, fullness held… Emptiness is listening. I am just a decoy for […]

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bodies wandering in space,
feet searching for earth,
(she supports without effort: take note, dear one!)

hearts aching to speak:

“what to do?
how to be?
Do you hear me??”

No answers needed
when presence breathes.

In…
Out…
…In….
…Out…

…a gap in time,
fullness held…

Emptiness is listening.
I am just a decoy for love.

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Without Remainder https://www.ryanoelke.com/2018/02/without-remainder/ https://www.ryanoelke.com/2018/02/without-remainder/#respond Tue, 27 Feb 2018 03:32:36 +0000 http://www.ryanoelke.com/?p=1967 I sit on this throne suspended in space and time with nothing to grasp, hoisted and held only by the love that emanates through everything and everyone without remainder a royal beggar they have helped me become to surrender without remainder to serve without remainder to leap forth steadfast without remainder to die without remainder […]

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I sit on this throne
suspended in space and time
with nothing to grasp,
hoisted and held
only by the love that emanates
through everything and everyone
without remainder

a royal beggar they have helped me become

to surrender without remainder
to serve without remainder
to leap forth steadfast without remainder
to die without remainder
to breathe without remainder
to live without remainder

a royal beggar they have helped me become
to love without remainder

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The rhythm of two https://www.ryanoelke.com/2018/02/the-rhythm-of-two/ https://www.ryanoelke.com/2018/02/the-rhythm-of-two/#respond Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:26:41 +0000 http://www.ryanoelke.com/?p=1966 the rhythm of two the rhythm of two where there’s a push there’s a pull this rhythm of two this rhythm of two this electric blending of me and you no bated breath: two bodies in motion circulating, undulating depth listen…. the pulse of I I I vanishing, dancing with the pulse of you you […]

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the rhythm of two
the rhythm of two
where there’s a push
there’s a pull

this rhythm of two
this rhythm of two
this electric blending
of me and you

no bated breath:
two bodies in motion
circulating,
undulating depth

listen….

the pulse of
I
I
I
vanishing, dancing
with the pulse of
you
you
you

eyes of this we,
soft and open,
caresses that see,

just the touch of skin
and these hearts let go
in this recognition
of this rhythm of two
this rhythm of two
this rhythm of us

speechless here with you

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Indestructible https://www.ryanoelke.com/2018/02/indestructible/ https://www.ryanoelke.com/2018/02/indestructible/#respond Thu, 08 Feb 2018 18:04:52 +0000 http://www.ryanoelke.com/?p=1964 indestructible uninjurable reality beyond reality space within space: the pulse of the universe seeks sore hearts reflecting, reminding we, the time worn effigies of love, can never be fully lost: we are made of this. we are made of this we are made of This.

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indestructible
uninjurable
reality beyond reality
space within space:
the pulse of the universe
seeks sore hearts
reflecting, reminding
we, the time worn
effigies of love,
can never be fully lost:
we are made of this.
we are made of this
we are made of This.

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