Sunday 09 Oct 2016
There is a new poem called Fearing the Moment which is now listed in the cascade above. It is poem highlighting the depth into truth that our minds can see along with the joy of practice, but is also pointing to the subtle fear that prevents my full engagement with present moment. This poem triggered another new poem Me and the World that tries to tease out how the physical universe plays into it all and creates who we are. It speaks to how the world literally forms us and then how the world can literally finish when the mind has stopped.
Then on retreat in India over September I started understanding and seeing deeper into the fear of loneliness and isolation as sung in in Anthony Johnson's very emotional song "Hope there will be someone there for Me". This song was the inspiration for another new poem which I called by the same name. There is something about grief reflected in his/her song that sees that we all will end up alone, and that we will have to come to terms with it before we can move to the truth of unification.
His voice and song remind me of the women who were once paid "Keeners", employed to facilitate our grief at funerals. Keening is something we have judged we no longer need, and its a practice that has been eschewed. I belief this to be to our detriment, as the practice had its place in balancing our intellect with our emotions. We now favor the intellectual, which is what I was trying to understand while reflecting on this while on retreat. The result of that reflection is in this new poem.
All three of these poems have the theme of Fear and Ignorance and overcoming it to go deeper into the present moment and to be literally at one with truth!