El Camino Real

Slowly disintegrating, crumbling right before my eyes – a cavalcade of beliefs, assumptions, allegiances, coherent views and opinions, the body itself, the central thought that keeps the matrix pulsing: “I”. Good bye! Good bye to the mime of me and mine — you never were, none of it was, so Good bye, Good bye!

Ah, but what of the sorry state of things, the off-key songs that the candidates sing, the fate of the country, my dwindling money, the perils faced by a world in crisis, mad children who kill in the name of ISIS, the whole solar system heating up, the poisons swirling in my coffee cup, of light versus dark on a cosmic scale, the hunting of whales, of petitions to sign and the cost of good wine?

Inhale, exhale, take a step back, a big step back to where it all started — what is there for the broken-hearted? Is it just hot air? Is the great Breath of God just a sigh of hot air, spawning the great galactic dust, the stars we trust, the whirl of worlds both seen and unseen, this endless dream, the immediate scene, the beating heart of vast empty space, the place where we go and leave no trace?

When the breath goes out with a whimper or shout, and what is left is fit to burn, I will not return, nor re-appear as a meme in a post from a hungry ghost, drifting in mists at the fabled Lost Coast. I’ll be with the one whom I love the most. Yes, I’ll be with the one whom I love the most.

But Hey Ho – now we’re back on the road today, El Camino Real, the royal path forward to the place we began, where we can start over, all over again, where nobody needs to pay to play, where the deer and the antelope have their say, where never is heard a discouraging word, and the skies are not cloudy all day, Yay — and the skies are not cloudy all day!




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: http://www.pbase.com/1heart Essays on the Conscious Process: http://theconsciousprocess.wordpress.com/ Compiled Poetry and Prosetry: https://feelingtoinfinity.wordpress.com/ Verses and ramblings on life as it is: https://writingonwater934500566.wordpress.com/ Verses and Variations on the Investigation of Mind Nature: https://themindthatneverwas.wordpress.com/ Verses on the Play of Consciousness: https://onlydreaming187718380.wordpress.com/ Poetic Fiction, Fable, Fantabulation: https://themysteriousexpanse.wordpress.com/ Poems of the Mountain Hermit: https://snowypathtonowhere.wordpress.com/ Love Poems from The Book of Yes: https://lovesight.wordpress.com/ Autobiographical Fragments, Memories, Stories, and Tall Tales: https://travelsindreamland.wordpress.com/ Ancient and modern spiritual texts, creatively refreshed: https://freetransliterations.wordpress.com/ Writings from selected Western Mystics, Classic and Modern: https://westernmystics.wordpress.com/ Wisdom of a Spirit Guide: https://spiritguidesparrow.wordpress.com/ Thank You!
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2 Responses to El Camino Real

  1. Tom DeMarco says:

    I love your post, but perhaps in a way the link provided to Basinski’s El Camino Real “says” it better. Goodness, what a hauntingly beautiful piece. The ascending figure rising like a beacon of sonic hope above the roiling, tempestuous background. Basinski’s soundscapes truly touched me. I had no knowledge of this man’s work until I followed your link. Once again Bob you’ve given me a precious gift to discover. I know it has become cliche, is so often insincerely or improperly used, but to you I say Namaste. Teachers come in all forms, from all places, at all times. You’ve become one of mine not because I am in dire need of a teacher, but because I so enjoy following the trail of spiritual breadcrumbs you leave as you ‘splain this incredible existence that has been your life. I hope to have accumulated as much relatable wisdom by the time I see your years _/|\_

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