This poem was read today in a live meeting and it was suggested (thank-you Ron!) that it might be the first of two… this poem illustrates a turning inward to knowingly abide as THAT. The second might be titled “Reintegration” and would speak of turning back outward to knowingly celebrate as THIS in the (apparent) world. Stay tuned!
I love reading this poem aloud… check it out by pressing the PLAY button. Enjoy!
1 : resembling crystal; strikingly clear or sparkling
Here we find a very short story that points to a common predicament created by thought. All thoughts and corresponding states arise in the mind. What we are allows for and observes all states yet when established in knowing our true nature, we remain utterly detached and unaffected by appearances.
Today, April 17th, is International Haiku Poetry Day.
Live event, “Seeking Truth: Sinking the Mind into the Heart”. Anyone who is unable to afford this but wishes to attend will be accommodated.
Our person is merely an effigy, a model made of thoughts, beliefs, memories, likes and dislikes. The light of awareness reveals and removes the ignorance that persists when investigating what we are. The fire of Truth burns ONLY what you are not.
Thank-you for the inspiration Stella! This poem, as many, arose from nowhere very quickly. Experientially we are sure that ‘I Am’… and in the absence of identity, prior to thought, there arises pure potential.
Welcome to the vernal equinox! May you enjoy sunshine wherever you are in the world. The word ‘vernal’ refers to springtime and can also be defined as ‘fresh’ or ‘new’. The word ‘inenarrable’ is a synonym for ineffable/indescribable.
To think conceptually is to contrast, weigh, measure and classify in a dualistic subject-object way. We cannot truly speak of who or what we are as it has no attributes. To know we must start from not knowing!
There is no end to chasing objects in the world. An “inward” direction begins an investigation into this “person” we feel we are. It may be revealed that we are not a person who “has” consciousness but rather we are consciousness expressing through an apparent person in this transactional world.