I know you are by my side
Protecting me with your shield of truth
And your sword of light,
Keeping me from greed, aversion, and delusion,
Saving me from darkness and ignorance.
I know you are by my side ever,
Encouraging me to enter the Kingdom
And remain free in its domain.
(Fernando Osorio, from “Poems in the Light”, April 2022)
[kingdom = our natural state, here and now,
truth = that which never changes,
light = awareness]