The Book

He has a book which explains everything.
What value could be placed on such a text?

This book has no cover, no binding, no pages,
and yet, it explains everything!

Whatever language one may happen to speak,
this simple book requires no translation —
it is that clear and transparent!

Anyone would know, just by reading this book,
everything that God knows — what a wonder!

Seekers throughout the ages have given their lives
just for a glimpse inside this book, and yet
they were never without it, nobody is.

We each possess this very book right now.
It has no weight, no color, no first or last word.

It is like a mirror, except that there is no glass,
no frame, no reflection. There are no illustrations,
because it is not an interpretation, an image, a memory.

It is not a representation of something else, somewhere else.
It is vital, immediate, compelling, and thus mostly ignored.

It goes unread, because we imagine we have better things
to do, places to be, important words that must be said.
Still, it may be the only book that matters.

Once there was a great miracle and we were born.
We came into this life holding the book.
We hold it now inside our chests.

When we have exhausted every other option,
we may sit down and read this book.
It will explain everything.


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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6 Responses to The Book

  1. Shamanic Mechanics says:

    Good to see you Bro Bob ✌🏽

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