'Light upon Light'

Our lives depend upon the capacity to be right where we are,
In the Here and Now,
Undistracted,
Whole.

This capacity depends upon calmness,
Awareness uncoloured by anxiety, grief, rage or excitement,
An open, observing awareness,
Which does not attach, hold on to, identify with, or judge.

This field of awareness is always present,
It is like pure water emerging from a spring
Before it is shaped into a river or a waterfall,
Before it has a name or a course it must follow.

When we experience ourselves as the open field
We see the contents of consciousness as they arise,
The memory, the pain, the interpretation,
The feeling and the attachment to the feeling;

We see the patterns of our preferences and resistances,
Breathing out our tensions, we learn to trust and let go:
We become conscious of the qualities of the observing energy itself,
The feeling of feeling,

Like pure water emerging from a spring,
Before thoughts and ‘identity’ are constructed,
Essence,
The Light flowing, flowing.

'Light upon Light'

TonyBow

Ely, United Kingdom

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For my friend, Reshad

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