Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Eternal Challenge

No two heartbeats
thump exactly alike
and no two sets of eyes
perceive the same thing
the same way
and so it is with
the self.

So,
tear open your soul,
not neatly as though
you were unzipping
a windbreaker,
but madly
as a thirsting man
in the desert,
guzzling it,
too lustful in
consumption
to worry about
appearance.

Remember,
the Infinite
does not just move
outward
but once you recognize
that it penetrates
inward
you will never
be bored again,
as you dig deeper,
revealing more
layers of mystery
hiding in your DNA,
interwoven in your soul.

I cannot tell you
how to access this,
but I know
once you understand
that everything
has been building
up to
this
very
moment
right
NOW!
then your days
will be made as
fine masterpieces,
universal yet personal
works of art,

that no one else
can teach
and only you
can inspire.

16 comments:

  1. ah yes, the importance of self so often shunned to the blame of outside influences; nice images in plain talk

    much love...

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  2. Perfect!! I love the emerging of self in this...the passion.

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  3. love your second stanza. the guzzling lust unconcerned with appearances.

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  4. This is quite a fiery & passionate poem :D
    Loved it!

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  5. this is like a manifosto for visionary art I think ;-)

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  6. Wow! A agree with Bjorn. May each of us find and retain the fire of our inner creative.

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  7. Love the persistence of work made by self....esp. loved ' days
    will be made as
    fine masterpieces,' ~ nice writing around visual images

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  8. I love this-such a wonderful message~ Yes, so true our DNA paints our world~

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  9. I think I will dream with the imagery of the second stanza... vivid.

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  10. I especially love the closing stanzas of this poem - everything building up to this moment, and the creating of a masterpiece. Loved this.

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  11. Wishes generally precede science don't they?
    And remember that there are more dimensions than three, we just can't visualize any more of them. Or most cannot. Mathematicians can calculate and compute those dimensions. I once made a computer program that would solve for any number of variables in solving simultaneous equations.
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  12. This is wonderful; I love what it says and the way it says it — particularly in the second verse.

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  13. The structure here really pulls the eye down the page, and reinforces the sense of a march to realization. Indeed, there is more inside of us than outside--loved it.

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  14. I love the lines "Remember the infinite does not just move outward...it penetrates inward." Also love the imagery of tearing open one's soul. Remember Jiffy Pop popcorn with the big foil dome that you tore open? That's the mental picture I get! Thanks for playing along with the prompt!

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  15. now THAT is a buddah, or buddha, statement. immediately thought of how to get my 16 year old to read this... ~

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  16. I admit I'm a little scared to completely tear open myself...I've peeked in just enough to lead me to believe I'm better off with an occasional look-see.

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