Standing In Place

If we open ourselves enough to let it in,
it soon becomes obvious that there is
more to it all than any of us can
ever hope to bear.
It’s all too much to try and grasp,
and so we learn to release it, we learn
to let it flow through us, until there is only
this one immensity with no demarcation
which separates where we leave off
and everything else begins.
After the long rains, I walk out the door
into the shock of a freshly cleansed sky,
so brilliant it makes me gasp — aaahh,
it takes my breath away.
The morning shadows cast by the tall pines
are crouching like playful children
trying to muffle their giggles in a game
of Hide ‘n Seek, as they wait to be discovered
by the searching rays of the ascending sun.
Electric shivers course through my body —
I feel like I want to laugh and cry
because somehow I am alive,
I don’t know how, but I love it!
Some holy preachers say I should rather
prefer suffering, it has much more to teach,
but I’m learning all I need to know,
just standing here in place.





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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