Those who see, say little,
content to mirror all creation,
yet since I’m speaking with nobody,
I suppose I might as well relax a while
and enjoy the one-way conversation!
We tend to believe
there’s something in life
which is always in need of changing,
but beliefs themselves will also change,
perhaps collapsing in a heap of themselves,
or branching off like limbs of trees
stretched out in all directions.
Moment to moment, everything
departs and returns to itself.
Everything glides, giddily, to the edge
of a waterfall, pauses, then pours ecstatically
over and through and into itself!
That’s the miracle of water!
It’s been said that a great turning wheel
is spinning us round and round, but
we are not what’s really spun –
change is merely what never changes,
out having a little fun!
When all your notions about it
are at last released, truth will penetrate
the clouds and shine just like the sun.
At such a time you may find yourself
suddenly laughing out loud:
“I’m the one I’ve been looking for,
the one from whom I’ve run!”
Then life will lift off from a branch of itself,
discarding the dry cocoon of the past,
and in a flight of breathless sighs,
freely soar through boundless skies!


Cannes, France: A bird flies as the sun rises over the bay


About Bob OHearn

My name is Bob O'Hearn, and I live with my Beloved Mate, Mazie, in the foothills of the Northern California Sierra Nevada Mountains. I have a number of blog sites you may enjoy: Photo Gallery: Essays on the Conscious Process: Compiled Poetry and Prosetry: Verses and ramblings on life as it is: Verses and Variations on the Investigation of Mind Nature: Verses on the Play of Consciousness: Poetic Fiction, Fable, Fantabulation: Poems of the Mountain Hermit: Love Poems from The Book of Yes: Autobiographical Fragments, Memories, Stories, and Tall Tales: Ancient and modern spiritual texts, creatively refreshed: Writings from selected Western Mystics, Classic and Modern: Wisdom of a Spirit Guide: Thank You!
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