Thursday, August 21, 2008

Morning Zen

I remember that place now. Something not seen for so very long. That empty place within. Not the emptiness of zen and peace of the empty of darkness, something lost, something ripped out, something eaten away as if by acid whether by the self or others or by the nature of birth. Seeing that place long ago for the first time like the symbol on chest of a super hero, the symbol would be that of a blacked out sun. Long ago at 40 minus 17, when the journey of knowing the self first began. Today where is that place, what does it look like. Years of progress and years of naught. Did Winkle really sleep for low so many moons?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The dark side of self...

w.w.j.j.s (what would j.j. say? something quite deep and brilliant, I am sure...)

as someone who just a mere, few days ago faced a great fear, a deep darkness, a whole in the soul so deep.... I can tell you this: you must walk through the darkness, eyes wide open and ears in tune or you will be fated to repeating the journey. (Did you not really face the darkness before? is that why you are facing it again?) And the bright side to all of this? it is just that, the bright side. The light of realization. The experience of a true "a-ha" moment and what an experience that is... to actually experience the moment of growing lighter because the weight has been lifted. Yet, this cannot be experienced until you have been in the darkness.

As trite as it sounds, it is always darkest before the dawn. Fear not and do not rush through. Walk your own steady pace, firm and forward steps.

All is good. Just don't be afraid to ask for a flashlight if needed.

m

Anonymous said...

Note: it is said that the body heals itself while sleeping. If you have been asleep for awhile, well, you needed the rest. So you awoke in darkness. Do not be afraid, little buckaroo, light will come. Promise of the new day.

Invest in a nightlight before the next nap?......

Anonymous said...

ah, you are of the fortunate...for at one score and three you began the infinite journey...
there are those who never roll the stone away to enter...
or turn back with fear of the first tumbling stone....
after only a short distance....

to venture a guess I can say I have faced the darkness many times...even in the presence of many won lotteries...the darkness looms just beyond the evening twilight...but the following twilight always follows...the sun rises again....

for each the journey is unique ....the time only relative as mankind has elected to make gashes in the sand....to be washed away with the passage of the tides ...

and so it is...with the darkness as with the dawn...the light returns and passage gives us greater joy in the moments of light...and the melancholy passes....the dawn awakens us....the smile of life is our landscape...once more....and our pallette again is restored.....
full of brilliant color for the stroke of our brush with life.
Namaste'
( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcgNJ7cgDVs )
JJ