There is an immeasurable energy
a sacredness that cannot be created or destroyed
and it is a field beyond thought/thinking
Its essence is an indescribable eternity that is
beyond words and mere mental patterns
It rarely visits the realm of man
When it visits
it fills the cup of the mind/body for a while
and departs as quickly as it arrives
but leaves some perfume of itself
that forever affects the mind
Its intrinsic order will not visit a concocted silence
nor any copied meditation
nor any secondhand distortion or twisted corruption
It is of an immense intelligence
beyond fragmented limitation and stagnant beliefs
It is not of the separative fabricated religions and countries
that divide man
Thinking is always “about” energy
Thinking is never (the actual boundless energy
with all of its holistic beauty)
Thought/thinking is limited fractional
Lichen near a pond (1) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2017
Lichen near a pond (2) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2017
My Blog primarily consists of close-up nature photos (that I've taken locally) combined with original holistic-truth oriented prose and/or poetry involving mindfulness/awareness. I love nature and I love understanding the whole (not merely the parts and the details). I'm a retired teacher of the multiply handicapped.
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You have the deepest thoughts and such a way with words. I try to grasp the subtleties of your thinking but Alas,my mind is not at the same level as yours
If you see depth here… then you may be far more perceptive than you give yourself credit for, Francis! 🙂
Love the texture of the lichen. Great detail!
And thought provoking verse.
Thank you, Sandy!… and we certainly hope that it is more than thought-provoking. 🙂
Thought provoking Tom.💛 I believe this boundless energy is already within us. Its only our thinking mind that prevents us from feeling it. So in this way it doesn’t really visit – It becomes known when we open our mind and hearts to it.
Thank you, Val but belief has no place in what i am writing about. 🙂 Don’t believe it! Discover for yourself. This belief thing has been going on for eons, with people saying it is buried in each one of us… yet they go on endlessly exploiting gullible people regarding this and regarding innumerable other things. Additionally, it cannot be, as you suggest, “known”; it is too vast and immeasurable to be grasped within the limited container of knowledge. Neither is it in the realm of, as you suggest, “feeling”; it is far beyond feeling (involving the senses and imagination), which, too, are limited.
It is, from what happened here, most definitely a visitation.
You’ve opened my mind … or rather, thinking, Tom.
Thanks… but no one can fully do that but you… (if one is lucky). 🙂
There is an empty space within us all, a space that most spend their life attempting to fill. When we allow this emptiness to remain empty, and we sit with it, observing it, coalescing into that emptiness within – it is then we realise that this emptiness is both empty and not empty, filled with the boundless, the ineffably enduring, the indescribable unity of which I see you speak. Your verses are wonderfully wrought, thank you for writing it.
Thank you for the ‘thank you’, bluejay! 🙂 What people add to this comment section (beyond what i wrote, other than “thank yous”) is not what i often go with, including here. “Remaining empty” is a time-based supposition (and desire) that has little to do with actual emptiness; additionally, it is not something that can be observed (or sat with). One cannot even recognize that one is actually empty; it’s beyond the field of recognition/knowledge. Additionally, such emptiness cannot be what one can (under any circumstances) “allow”; conditioned reactions cannot, despite what they might think, allow anything unconditioned.
I agree with what Fallcorn1936 says. 🙂
I love your photo of the lichen; just think how many years it must have taken to grow that big.
Well, just like with Francis, you are likely seeing deeper than you realize! 🙂
Yes, that lichen was a great find! 🙂
Beautiful words Tom! La esencia del ser, energia pura! 🙂
Thank you much, Marcela! 🙂 Pure energy is what more of us must be in communion with!