Total honesty

Total honesty
Within and out
Turns invincible
To the extent
Of realization
In motivation
In freedom
No different
From physical
Cast in bodies
Attitudes vary
As cycles churn
So many lessons
Aiming to unfold
Not artificial
But all alive
In meaning
Target truth
But difficult
One for all
Or all for one
Total honesty
Within and out
All life and love.

“From here to now” — on a flying carpet

Phrygian on E — 6-string guitar, voice, tenor recorder, bass bowl — 7:39

شمس تبریزی — Shams-i Tabrīzī, Persian poet, 1185–1248

“No matter what people call you, you are just who you are. Keep to this truth. You must ask yourself how is it you want to live your life. We live and we die, this is the truth that we can only face alone. No one can help us. So consider carefully, what prevents you from living the way you want to live your life?”

“The whole universe is sum up in the Human Being.
Devil is not a monster waiting to trap us,
He is a voice inside.
Look for Your Devil in Yourself,
not in the Others.
Don’t forget that the one who knows his Devil,
knows his God.”

Shams-i Tabrīzī, as quoted on many internet platforms, e.g. Goodreads, A-Z Quotes, etc.

Hear it, see it, feel it, and pass it on — in total honesty

Total honesty
(photo by Karin Gsöllpointner)
Total honesty
June 2023, Kiental, Switzerland