Tuesday 7 November 2017

Mind moves like a child

Mind moves like a child
in a shop full of
shiny, attractive jewels
picking up one after another
examining each one
yet all the while knowing
this is not it
this is not satisfactory.

Mind longs for a location
yet never finds it
a kind of white hole
to say
‘here, here in oneness’
yet this is not satisfactory.

Oneness has no home
no location
cannot be found in a particular place
elusive and mysterious
it is yet the bedrock
of all movement and play.

Mind cannot find a place
to say
‘here oneness is not’.
Oneness is the rest
out of which
all movement comes.
The space before and beyond
each movement, each thought.

It is home of all
location of all
source of all.

© 16 Oct 17

Sunday 5 November 2017

Moon, dancers and wind

Moon, dancers and wind
moving together.
Which is the conductor and
which is conducted?
Breath is the meeting point
bringing the dance together.
Sustaining, allowing.
Breath breathes life
into each being
originating from space.
Given particular conditions
elements form together
meet and join as one.

© 15 Oct 17

Friday 3 November 2017

Analogy for the body

Water pebbles
on paint on paper
a fascinating process.
Rest patiently to see
the magic happen.
Water droplets
holding themselves
as spheres
seemingly solid.
An optical illusion.
How our perception is fooled
into seeing
apparent permanence
where there is none.

Analogy for the body.
Solidity lent to it
by true presence of oneness.

© 14 Oct 17

Wednesday 1 November 2017

The ego took a holiday!

Yesterday ego took a holiday.
What a delightful rest for both of us!
Today ego returned
with a vengeance
accompanied by boredom and ‘same old’.
Yet boredom played its part
on both sides.
Ego was bored and I
was bored with ego.
There was the choice
not to go with ‘same old’
but alive playfulness.
Space enough to notice
instead of being beguiled.

© 13 Oct 17