Climb the mountain

People need to climb the mountain
I call the high and light aspects of my being
spirit and the dark and heavy aspects soul.
Soul is at home in the deep, shaded valleys.
Heavy torpid flowers saturated with black grow
there. The rivers flow like warm syrup. They
empty into huge oceans of soul.
Spirit is the land of high, white peaks and
glittering jewel-like lakes and flowers.
Life is sparse and sounds travel great distances.

There is soul music, soul food, and soul loveā€¦
People need to climb the mountain not simply
because it is there but because the soulful
divinity needs to be mated with the spirit.

Dalai Lama