Thursday, May 17, 2012

we go from blue to green
and then from
brown to saffron, red and gold.
by natural process this essence unfurls.
yet from gold to green
is a renewing of dharma
in fresh and vibrant ways
and this has always found its way.
from apparent end to a beginning
never understood
and from beginning to end
always understood.

why is it we breathe in and breathe out?
is it for my consumption of food and pleasure,
or is it to assist me in an aspiration to help others on this path?
does it matter if others recognize these efforts,
or do the efforts themselves result in our intended effort?
awakening is the only aspiration of our practicing,
if our directions deviates from this aspiration,
then we have totally lost our way.

is this life our own?
or is it just a passing thought
that we substitute for our lives?
these thoughts come and go
as well as our experiences
of the unfolding of reality.
do we live our existence?
or do we live a life
that has been handed to us?
this may not make sense to you right now,
and if it does not
please try to concentrate on why,
as our lives are so short
that even the slightest distraction
steals most, if not all of our unfolding life
from us and leaves us with
the expectations of others.