Paul Goldman offers, “AN ECSTATIC PERFORMANCE” Friday August 28th at 7pm at
Shumei International Institute. Paul’s poetry is accompanied by Liz Walsh on Steel
Drum. $10 suggested donation. All proceeds benefit the artists.
You are invited to come away for a while, to allow yourself to fall deeper, yet deeper,
into a meditative experience, where all of you and everything about you is more
than welcome. Imagine in this moment, you yourself are a blank canvas. Whatever
you dream, is available for you. You decide this time how your own life is to
Come on in and paint you any way you see fit. Yes, this is your moment to come
away for just a while longer. Come on in, come on in…
Paul Goldman is an ecstatic poet! That being said, what does that mean?
As the thirteenth century mystic Jalal Ad-Din Muhammad Rumi wrote:
“When your heart is free of limiting ego,
then you will see the ageless Beloved.
You cannot see yourself without a mirror;
Look at the Beloved, see that (S)He is the brightest mirror.”
So, too, has Paul’s journey been to peel away the layers of self masking the true
vision of what has always been right before his eyes, nothing less than the Very
Beloved, the one he invokes to make sense of this mortal existence. Stripped of
artifice and distractions then, has been his path to seeing himself and the Beloved as
One. Secure in this foundation, the veil thinned further, the walls of separation
crumbled to dust and everyone was revealed to be breathing in the sweetness of
being One with each other.
The natural progression of this process has been an increasing urgency to convey
the messages of hope, of peace, of solace and of our own awakening inherent in
these perceived poems. You are invited to let these sacred words ease into the
marrow of your being so that you too may find the connection Divine to your own
Join us for a unique performance. Weather and bugs permitting we will be in the
outdoor amphitheater at Shumei in Crestone. For more information visit