Original Face

Hey old Bob, look at you — sitting and daydreaming,
gazing out your front window as if something new
might appear, something you haven’t seen before.

Your coffee has grown cold in its cup
while you just stare and stare.

Did you imagine that you’re here to be entertained?
If so, have you been enjoying the show?

How much of it have you already forgotten,
and how much more is destined to evaporate,
as if it never really happened at all?

You babble on about “love beyond conception”,
but what good has that ever done anyone —
a loose tongue flapping in the void?

Empty of any solidity, you still stumble about
as if there was an objective world that you could
manipulate to achieve some measure of control,
although by now you might just wonder:
“to what end?”

Maybe you are a little mad, or even more than a little.
Anything can happen in a dream, but what will be
when you’ve finally had enough of dreaming?

Perhaps at last you will be done with every fascination.
You will be done with all absorbing self-meditation.
You will be done with the exploitation of experience.

You will relax and leave your body alone.
You will let go and leave your mind alone.

You will leave things just as they are,
because there is no other option
that makes any sense.

Nothing to claim, to grasp, to own.
Nothing to fear, avoid, or resist.

There will be nowhere to fixate an identity
because no identity will adhere to empty space.

That empty space is full of grace.
There is your original face.





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 Original Face

  1. Hugh says:

    “Wherever the eye falls, there is God’s face!” ~ Sufi saying…
    I enjoyed reading this contemplation…and nice photo – look like Redwood trees… 🙂

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