Presence is perfect,
like a circle
No beginning ~ No end!
does not perceive itself
Awareness is finite ~ like a line
being finite it perceives the Presence
of infinity at its boundaries
we call this Awe
in all directions
and dimensions too!
one possibility is two universes
An outer universe of planets, people and things
and an inner universe of thought and fantasy
The two universes seem to travel in time and space
toward the infinite void
from which they arose
We call these universes
our outer world and our inner awareness
forgetting they are one and the same.
We say where these meet
is who we are, but who we are
precipitates these illusions!
A past and future
become our life
and we forget to experience
And your life is no longer just a possibility
via the perception of Awareness
You forget time is relative
and your true home is elsewhere
so troubles begin
as you struggle to accumulate and plan
in order to escape a death
that was never truly yours
Where has Presence gone
in your nightmare?
a slight breeze? gentle sun?
storm clouds and rain?
No, like a hurricane it has no centre
yet it moves.
“If only it were so simple,” you say
from the inner universe of your mind
to the outer universe of your world
but I cannot reply
because I am not there.
Stephen Bray asserts the moral right as the author of this work
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