Sunday, February 27, 2011

a weep of silence

one of us ...... one of us connected by this medium...... one of us who is much loved.......found himself stepping away from the machine and it's message and slipping
into the silence.

how very brave of him or rather what a beautiful destiny.

i find myself withdrawing from the dream increasingly.
my eyes just reaching for somewhere to rest in stillness and my ears
merging into the silence .........

so very ordinary .......  so very peaceful........ so far away from the angst that i was
caught up in of late.

even the dying relationship is encased in softness and acceptance .....
the fear based heart contractions just result in the words let go .....
not at war with anyone or anything right now - and yes that could change tomorrow.

i found this most beautiful poem that urged this posting because as usual i have nothing to say --- and yet this called for space - - - the space which you all provide.

Free and Easy

A Spontaneous Vajra Song
-By Venerable Lama Gendun Rinpoche

Happiness can not be found
through great effort and willpower,
but is already present,
in open relaxation and letting go.
Don't strain yourself,
there is nothing to do or undo.
Whatever momentarily arises
in the body-mind
has no real importance at all,
has little reality whatsoever.
Why identify with,
and become attached to it,
passing judgment upon it and ourselves?
Far better to simply
let the entire game happen on its own,
springing up and falling back like waves
without changing or manipulating anything
and notice how everything vanishes and reappears, magically,
again and again, time without end.
Only our searching for happiness
prevents us from seeing it.
It's like a vivid rainbow which you pursue
without ever catching,
or a dog chasing its own tail.
Although peace and happiness
do not exist as an actual thing or place,
it is always available
and accompanies you every instant.
Don't believe in the reality of good and bad experiences;
they are like today's ephemeral weather,
like rainbows in the sky.
Wanting to grasp the ungraspable,
you exhaust yourself in vain.
As soon as you open and relax
this tight fist of grasping,
infinite space is there -
open, inviting and comfortable.
Make use of this spaciousness,
this freedom and natural ease.
Don't search any further
looking for the great awakened elephant,
who is already resting quietly at home
in front of your own hearth.
Nothing to do or undo,
nothing to force,
nothing to want,
and nothing missing -
Emaho! Marvelous!
Everything happens by itself.