Seeking the Mystic

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In this world we find ourselves

No one knowing for certain what we are doing here

 

The search for the big questions

The yearning for love

Looking for the mystic

Longing for bliss

 

Try to stay in both worlds if you can

Internal and external

Together they offer the fullness of life and the depth of experience

 

How do we do this many mirrored world?

So much we ‘have to do’ just to survive and play our part in ‘the way of things’

 

But here we cannot wander and lull into forgetfulness

Here is but a stage upon which we act out our being

Not a house we cannot leave

Or rules we must follow

 

Learning how to chart and travel life’s course alone

Unsure where the river leads

Sensing your place and time

Seeing the beauty of it all

Without fear

 

Curious

Anchored not to any one point

Deliberately determined each day

Every one a gift to be opened

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Portraits of Heaven

Effulgent Boddhisatva in a monastic cave outside of Amchi | Ladakh
Like dust in the wind

So we are seen and unseen

 

From many places we have come

And many more where will become

 

A cloud

A star in the sky

The waves of the ocean beneath the moon

 

Portraits of heaven existing in time

Reminders of life

The eternal flame

 

Stepping into Another World

Effulgent Boddhisatva in a monastic cave outside of Amchi | Ladakh

STEPPING INTO ANOTHER WORLD

Stepping into another world
A Buddhist monastery
Perched in between misty mountains

Hundreds of monks debating
Deliberating in maroon and gold
On teachings of old

A majestic stupa
Rainbow mandalas envelop a powerful Buddha
He gazes over acolytes murmuring ancient sutras

Stepping into another world
Surreal
Yet intimately real all at once

A window into a vision of life rooted in the supernatural
And connection with the natural
All at once

The finer points of the philosophy are contemplated
Perhaps overstated
Past, present and future
Are never fully known
Nor do they need to be

An unwavering faith in the unknown abides
Awaiting the seeker at all times

Stepping into another world
Dusk sets in casting shadows across marble courtyards
Where the monks deliver their final arguments
Clapping their hands sideways in dramatic contention

The Dharma wheel above the temple is silhouetted
In front of a dreamy pink and grey twilight

Within each of us there is a fight
Enter the arena and try with all your might

Easy does it
There is no time limit
Whatever it is
You will find it

CATHEDRAL OF HEAVEN | Prayer flags wrap around a pole in a dramatic Himalayan backdrop | Ladakh