Learning in Verses, an Exercise

Be vulnerable

Struggle against the blindness

Oh, human being

 

Dreams, flesh, and delight

Hypnotic fog of grasping

For some secure ground

 

Objects of our ire

Gain solidification

Fed by our hot gaze

 

Objects of desire

Wisp away in the wind, while

we chase happiness

 

Just so, out of sync

Disconnected from true sight

Wrestling shadows

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Storehouse of true bliss

Just at the end of the lane

Dare these feet to walk?

 

This heart to grow wise,

this mind to know compassion,

The great work of ... fate?

 

Transcend the static

Cage of reactivity

Emotional self

 

Be vulnerable

see this, just as it is now

resist holding fast

 

See this, now rising

See this, as it has your eye

see this, now falling

 

The breath is your home

it is the thing that connects

waking and dreaming

 

Steady as you see

pushing and pulling no more

unbinding the way

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Life is but a dream

No real ground to build upon

Still, here we are found

 

Open to sorrow

Open to the joy of life

Open to it all

 

The vicissitudes

Entanglements of grasping

Cannot vex this path

 

Seeking no shelter

Nakedness, the new refuge

What torment can last?

 

Sight is just seeing

The ground I once built upon

Drift away to space

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