Red herrings and wild geese
Neti, neti . . . neti, neti –
the process of negation and elimination.
No choice, really, but a seeing through,
an unhanding of anything unimaginable anymore
as valuable or desirable and so life narrows down –
the passion, pain and pleasure of it.
One day (I’m told) we’ll see the whole as neti, neti,
nothing of any value to attach ourselves to
having run out of red herrings and wild geese.
Then, we can never go back,
the only choice left in the Oneness being
all or nothing – Truth or illusion, God or self;
not a choice really but a seeing through, an unhanding
of our non-existence and acceptance of God as everything.
O child of God, seek now the pristine view of the dream –
empty and momentary, dependent, signifying nothing.