“I am an old river and I have been here for too long to know when I began,
and that is not what is important.
Here and in this moment I Am here. I am old, wiser and have found you.
You join me here in our space and we now run together, not you and I, but we.
This is marriage, this is coming together.
Down the way we may branch off, each going separate,
That is not what is important now, here we join and are flowing as one.
As we come to just ahead where we will separate,
what will always “Be” is now that our waters have joined.
We will never be able to know or show where you begin and I end
or I end and you begin.
From here we live in each other and will, from this point,
be One Old River flowing in another direction,
Yet always the same, because once we flowed as one.
We will still all in all return as one in the One Great Water of all life.
So is relationship; we are never really separate.”
“All our actions and behavior come from how we think.
Our thoughts become our behavior.
However you see, is not what is real to me,
It is evidence of what you believe.
Believe it and you will see it.”
© 1995 Pa’Ris’Ha