Spirit tells me to release my hold on the heavy but
Seductive energies of material values. For me, that
Position is neither desirable nor possible.
I tell Spirit that material comforts surely express
Spiritual values of beauty and pleasure, and that
Perhaps we each must find our own comfort zone
Where our own, individual spiritual and material
Values co-exist in harmony with each other,
Each expressing the other.
Yes, He agrees, as if He expected my response and
Intended to provoke it.
Perhaps, He suggests, I will learn to relax my hold
Without releasing it. Over-simplicity, for the sake of
Simplicity, He tells me, is a trap of false pride.
The middle way is a personal way and, as such is
A different path for every individual.