Saturday, April 30, 2016

Pay attention

Pay attention         

I’m so broke I can’t pay attention
goes the old joke, a metaphor

for the human condition –
we are incapable of living fully

in the present moment and therein lies
our predicament, our betrayal and exclusion –

the inability to understand our true place
in this ever arising phenomenon

which is all we are and know. There’s no truth
outside of it, yet our minds wander away –

a karmically entangling rejection
of God and his gift ever before us

and a refusal to explore the mystery
within that gift – to pay attention

to how and why we got so broken and insufficient,
the one apparent schism in the non-dual Whole.

O child of God, Meher said life is a mighty joke
to those who find their place within the eternal now.

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