no one owns this happiness


This body-mind rests as unwavering happiness.

How can that be so?

There’s a mangled knee, and surgery tomorrow.
There’s midge and mozzie mayhem.
There’s a stiff spine from a strange posture
held overlong in the studio …

Yet suchness equals happiness.

Who could fret about pain,
worry about surgery,
fuss over insect bites,
complain of a sore back
when every detail of every scenario
is simply what-is?

Without a hint of negation
aversion or denial
I fail to find any owner.

This body-mind rests as unwavering happiness
and that happiness, too,
is simply what-is.

Without a hint of desire
preference or aspiration
I fail to find any owner.



4 thoughts on “no one owns this happiness

  1. ‘what-is’

    Parmenides said: ‘being is; non-being is not”. It is not only a matter of logic, though Parmenides was a consistent logician.

    thinking = non-being
    speaking = non-being + being
    hearing = being

    1. How interesting!
      ‘Thinking’ certainly does seem to obscure naked Beingness. ‘Speaking’ can be an expression of that Beingness – or not, depending on the intervention of thought and emotion. ‘Hearing’ – if it is open and not clouded by images/memory – is one of the powerful ways Beingness receives ITself.
      Thanks, dear AM
      ~ ml

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