Desire change. Be enthusiastic for that flame
in which a thing escapes your grasp
while it makes a glorious display of transformation.
That designing Spirit, the master mind of all things on earth
loves nothing so much in the sweeping movement of the dance
as the turning point.


Listen to Br. David read this poem during a conversation with Roshi Joan Halifax at Upaya Zen Center.


All rights to the translation reserved by Br. David Steindl-Rast and A Network for Grateful Living.