From the 2013 Songs of the Soul Sacred Poetry and Music Festival It is as intelligent as the greenness feasting on the sun that shares its bounty with everyone. It whispers and it screams from the pages of every book that was ever written or ever read: The Upanishads, The Bible, The Qur’an, The Egyptian Book of The Dead. Goethe, Alice Walker, The Mountains Of The Moon it is all one music divided into many just playing Life’s tune. All it needs is whatever it takes to help itself while helping you that is all this book really longs to do. It is always old and always new It can be found everywhere but only inside of you. You don’t even have to read it All you have to do is be it. It is more rare than diamonds and more precious than gold… Oh, did I forget to mention? The name of the book is Your Own Soul! Dedan Gills is an educator, poet, activist and pioneer of Green Recovery, a movement to address the healing of human communities and the planet through environmental stewardship, conversation, mediation efforts, the cultivation of inner Wisdom. He is co-founder of Growing a Global Heart with his wife, Belvie Rooks, and has spent the last decade facilitating workshops and inter-generational dialogues locally and internationally, spreading a message of unity, dignity, and respect for all beings. He is also a member of the poetry slam collective Avay-i-Janaan. Sufism: An Inquiry Vol XVI, No. 2
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