Thursday, January 18, 2018

Only the witness

Only the witness                                                                                         

Each of us bearing sole witness to our dreams,
often the main character until we awaken and see

we never really were a participant; only the witness. 
As in this waking dream, the Awakener adds.

When roused from sleep, once and forever, says He,
we shall see, we shall see – we never really were

the participant we think we are; only the witness
to an insubstantiality, suffering its illusory bindings

yet removed from any real peril,
having never left our very own beds. 

Only an intimate witness are we
to this waking dream beyond

anyone’s choosing, design and control
with only one dreamed-up character

a willing participant; only one,   
sowing with perfect equanimity

this hardscrabble dreamscape
with the insidious seeds of irrepressible truth.

O child of God, auspicious is your dream.
This time you envisioned the Avatar.

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