who am I, but a bunch of words and bones?
Am I, so knowing or am I supple, permeable, and able?
Able to listen when annoyed, able to feel when denied, able to develop taste beyond bias, able to see selflessly, am I capable?
Am I able to re-learn what I think I know and un-code my socially developed, conditioned ego? Am I capable to go into the unknown exploration of the human soul?
I lie suspended in the dark
like a leaky faucet deep within the recesses of my mind
from the sacred potion alive and separate from my mind
like a single celled organism, evolving, slowly over time
from the consciousness surrounding space and change pervading time
like the wings of the fully self realized, flying high into the light
from fear and fright to faith and the sublime, immortality taking flight
A TASTE FROM THE EAST
Since my return from India and the return to Chief, I have found myself at the end of the day infiltrated by illusions. Illusions are the stories. The stories full of words. The words are spoken and/or unspoken. The spoken words create momentum, manifestations, and lead to an expanding awareness and/or contracting dissolution.
OM ASATO MA SAD-GAMAYA
TAMASO MA JYOTIR-GAMAYA
MRTYOR MA AMRTAM GAMAYA
Lead us from unreality (transitory existence) to the reality (the eternal self)
Lead us from darkness (ignorance) to the light (spiritual knowledge)
Lead us from fear of death to the knowledge of immortality
Why dabble with the spiritual when material life of mind is comfortable? Dabble to taste an inner peace that leads to clarity of mind, radiant benevolence, and limitless compassion that connects one to the collective cosmic orchestra of Oneness. It is lasting bliss and makes the material side of life so divine. To listen from the heart, ears, feet, neck, skin and bones, an undiscriminating soul, through vigorous effort and intention, one can find victory over the busy mind when harmonized with the true Self through humility of ego.
WORDS from our WEST - the work
I’ve been listing to the audio book The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Greene, and it is causing some serious tremors beneath my feet! It is striping away the naive side of my being that avoids looking into people’s shadows, as well as looking into my own. The truths in this book are the bitters at the end of a great meal, the sweetnesses after the painfully tart, and the savory pleasures that clog the arteries. This book is tickling my personal Sadhana by forcing me to look at my shadow side in the light of Greene breaking down the psychology behind the less ideal sides of human nature. I dare you to listen and/or read with the intent to look deep within you. The challenge will be to keep your focus on yourself and not on others.