Why Delay?

This poem discusses how the body, which is not our true home, was made to keep us apart and to limit love.

Why postpone and delay
Your body’s final day?
Why delay and postpone
Your spirit’s return home?

You will not be happy alone
In this body you call your home
You will not know the joy of union
While you focus on exclusion
While you are physically apart
Real love cannot enter your heart
And to reject heaven’s constant call
Is to accept a part instead of all

Why postpone and delay
Your body’s final day?
Why delay and postpone
Your spirit’s return home?

You fear to lose your identity
By giving up the body’s specialty
But you will not your self know
Until you join with all that is so
Our perception of many will be undone
For identity is the knowledge of one

Why postpone and delay
Your body’s final day?
Why delay and postpone
Your spirit’s return home?

It is illusions that cause us such pain
Until we build forgiveness’s chain
Forgiveness puts out of our mind
Errors, as they have been defined
Forgiveness helps the world to heal
By keeping in mind only the real
When the earth has accepted real love
It will shine with light from above

Why postpone and delay
Your body’s final day?
Why delay and postpone
Your spirit’s return home?

Now the earth is a place of distress
And we must its conflicts address
For the ego has taken control
Of many a man’s life and soul
The ego believes separation
Is the way to everyone’s salvation
The ego continues illusions
And fights against love’s solutions

Why postpone and delay
Your body’s final day?
Why delay and postpone
Your spirit’s return home?

The ego fears disappearing
So its cruelty is unsparing
In the end, it would kill you
To prove that life is untrue
It claims that eternity’s a sham
And that you are a sacrificial lamb
The truth is that the ego is not real
For the ego will leave you when you heal

Why postpone and delay
Your body’s final day?
Why delay and postpone
Your spirit’s return home?

When you stop heeding the ego’s screams
You will drink from the life-giving streams
You will know what you really are
And heaven will no longer be far
You will stay in this world for a time
To help others from the misery climb
For not one part of creation will be lost
It does not matter how much is the cost
For all of creation will be collected
And not one small part will be rejected
For life is not about exclusion
But about union through inclusion

Why postpone and delay
Your body’s final day?
Why delay and postpone
Your spirit’s return home?