Getting from Here to There

In the ‘all that is’ … we are still friends, I wrote this inspired by the love between us at the time:

I told the old man who spoke like a woman:
I am done. I am finished here because I am tired of not ‘getting it’.
I am tired now and my body hurts.
I am done and I want to become more than this ‘doneness’, freakish limitation
(I heard the old man mantra in the background play a lute and from that heard a repetitive track from my
favorite unknown band
…. I am not enough …I am not enough…)

There was a diamond river to the east that I lay beside and began to feel naked -I realized
not a sound came from this man but I heard him say again
and again in the voice of my knowing:

“Which is more important, the cow or the grass the cow eats?”
more heard:

“We are honored that a part of us is here in this place, (our consciousness)
for it is the leading edge of thought.
Separation and stories you tell about being ‘less than’
are simply not true"

“even your prophets say: And Greater Works Shall Ye Do than Me"

He nodded his head left to right and took my hand in his. It felt like
cool velvet and I became ready to hear more.

“If you feel like leaving here you have never left , so come.
In one instant you will drop all resistance behind.
The stories of this world in time and space will become your loin cloth
and You will love your journey even more; for Appreciation in
choosing to experience this existence, this vibration, will
excite you once again because you will remember the basis for
all things is Unconditional Love that YOU possess. Dearest, you will know once again that even in these seeming moments of extreme fear and pain you will have created more and became more for that is the nature of our existence. Fear and the belief in death will vanish and it will soften into a moment liken your grandfather tucking you in for the night and telling you about the safety of the world and the excitement to be had on the leading edge of thought."

All is Well, I heard him say in that voice of the Goddess.

And with those words still buzzing in my heart I felt soothed, I felt kind and I felt the pain in my body disappear. I let go for the time being my desire to bolt to the heavens.
Being here or there? It felt true for the moment that indeed it did not matter which place I was in;
the grass or the cow or the shit that fertilized the big green meadow I was laying naked in.

None more important than the other.

(why did I always feel somehow I need to ‘get’ to a better place? Could I not become that better place no mater what part of the cycle I was experiencing?)

Then the sun hit me hard and warm and I saw a line of ants forming and building a beautiful home. To the left I saw the old man begin a whirling dervish spin. I was surrounded by things that worked and so I let go my resentment and drank in the wonder.
At moments like these I could actually believe I need not ‘go’ anywhere.


‘Here I Am’.


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  • Renate  Dartois
    Renate Dartoisabout 1 year ago

    Sounds like a zen moment such wonderful story it is great to feel comfortable just where you are….

  • Hi Renate, lately I’ve a few of them. This was a revised oldie that I worked on and felt renewed by it. Appreciate you and your lovely comment.

    – linaji

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandabout 1 year ago

    The “getting” to a better place is simply a need to grow and there is always a better place to go … that’s Eternity!!

  • delicious words JR!! love your support and kind insights. x

    – linaji

  • erichbiemer
    erichbiemerabout 1 year ago

    and there you are….

  • yep indeed dear erich!

    – linaji

  • Ellanita
    Ellanitaabout 1 year ago

    Beautifully written Lina………
    “At moments like these I could actually believe I need not ‘go’ anywhere” ….wisdom in this……

    Great comment from Renate and JR of this writing as well…….

  • tori yule
    tori yuleabout 1 year ago

    Living in the moment is key for being happy. I think it might be the only way.
    Love your story, it paints the picture of your journey beautifully, and It is lovely to see you here again.

  • I revised this one as I wrote it here back in 2010. I love your comment and you. Sorry we did not hook up on phone but it was nice to hear your hubbies voice. Hope dinner was delicious too!! Sending you a big ass HUG X

    – linaji

  • ariyahjoseph
    ariyahjosephabout 1 year ago

    (why did I always feel somehow I need to ‘get’ to a better place? Could I not become that better place no mater what part of the cycle I was experiencing?)

  • smile ariyah joseph!

    – linaji

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorabout 1 year ago

    Wondrous!! :)

  • thanks friend. x

    – linaji

  • SunchiaMilic
    SunchiaMilicabout 1 year ago


  • thank you Sunchia

    – linaji

  • BiographyofRed8
    BiographyofRed8about 1 year ago

    You seem to be summerising (yes pun intended) so many thoughts that have come to mind in own self, especially the always searching for more, or asking more of oneself. “taking it one day at a time”

  • I kind of take this piece from the saying: “wherever you go, there I am”
    Nice, no soooo nice to see you round. x

    – linaji

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