The Second Step
The place between “knowing” and wisdom,
the action of showing you care.
The sequence of thought, word and deed,
with judgment and fear unaware.
The chance to jump right into service,
when others get scared and run back.
Delivering safety and trust and goodwill,
when sanity seems under attack.
Believing what lives in your heart,
not hearing the shouts from the crowd.
Imagining everyone living their dream,
feeling honorable, worthy and proud.
The second step of a Master,
Is to rise and come down from the hill.
Put into practice the lessons now learned,
with decency, love and great skill.