Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Take Yourself Out of Context

Take yourself out of context
That’s what meditation is

That’s how emptiness
Becomes your ally

Take yourself out of context
The job, the marriage,
The illness, the ambitious goal,
Even the summer vacation

It’s all temporary

When you remove the context
What remains?

Only a sublime luminosity

Then yes, the context
Is still there

But it’s in perspective
You can handle it

It’s out of your hands
Anyway … mostly

Coexistent truth
Paradoxical truth

Now you know
What home means

A supreme bliss

Then you have a new phrase
To thine own self
Be kind

It’s all ephemeral except

What remains.

2 comments:

Pep said...

You never cease to impress the hell out of me. Beautiful! :)

Stirling Davenport said...

Thank you so much!