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Expressions of Freedom


“I actually wrote this for the 9-11 anniversary, but I think it applies to all those who have sacrificed for our democratic government and freedom. Freedom is not a frivolous thing for me, but something to be honored as well as expressed.” – Richard MacKay


Celebrate This Day – A Tribute

Celebrate this day

with reverence

to the giving of our lives

in love,

to the courageous of us

who step forward

and sacrifice all

for love of others,

of family, of community,

of country, and

of the world –

Celebrate this day

with reverence –

Definition of reverence: A profound feeling of awe and respect


At One – The Mountain


The mountain

absorbs people’s language

heard from a distance,

and sounds merge in a tapestry

of murmurs and mutterings –

“It’s just as well,”

I say to myself

as the hawk flies above,

Flying with the wind,

seeming free-flight

in widening arcs –

I enter the dialogue

space of vastness, and

merge with the various

silent rhythms and

shapes along the trail –

Occasional scurrying creatures

punctuate the wind’s silence up here,

Reaching bushes and plants

sway slowly as if in water:

mesmerizing landscape,

Sea of Tranquility –

Note: Perhaps we could say that all life has always been One on our Blue Pearl called Earth. It is truly obvious in our time, but is our technology taking us into our sacred Oneness or is it taking each to an alien-nation. It’s a choice; it’s perhaps the choice. We come from the Oneness and we all return to this Oneness. Being on the mountain this morning, gives me clarity on my rootedness in this Spirit Reality.

© 2016 Richard MacKay All rights reserved


-Richard MacKay

Things that inspire me: 

Learning in a variety of ways, literary, analytic, experimental, communicational and being compassionate.

Creative endeavors, such as art, music, poetry, and dance. Hiking in the woods or in nature.  Feeling the energy of oneness in nature that is not felt in the city.  Strumming on the guitar and composing poetic verses.

The spirit of oneness in my experience.  The connection between different facets of my experience, such as visual colors, harmonies, nature and language.  Spirituality is sensing my world as both.

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