It has come to our notice that you’ve been indulging
in speculation, prediction,
definition and generalisation
what it will be/is like after “awakening” occurs,
how to recognise an “awake” human being,
and even the degree of your own “awakening.”
In other words, you’ve been snoozing on the job
and entertaining yourself in an indisious dream
in which you assume some kind of god-identity
and dish out judgement.
Not good teamwork, comrade Mind!
Speculation only serves to separate,
and we all know this team is a seamless unit;
seamless, spacious and silent.
What is your life about, anyway?
Nothing but a struggle to be someone.
Nothing but a running from your own silence.
We note that you get very edgy around silence.
(Your earnest claim of being no one
shatters silence as effectively as any “struggle to be someone.”)
have you noticed
the iridescent miracle
hovering at the window of wonderment?
Are you aware
of the Beloved’s presence,
eyes bloodshot from its sleepless lifelong vigil?
Have you marvelled
at the way the life-stream flows on, inevitably,
without minding (without minding).
– – –
Please reconsider your function and report back.
Thank you. You are a valued member of the team.
Arthur Boyd (1920 – 1999), Sleeping Woman with Dragonfly and Watching Figure c.1964
Pastel on paper, 48.5 x 63.0 cm
Apologies to Arthur Boyd for hijacking his artwork for poetic purposes.
6 thoughts on “memo to mind”
THIS HAS ‘PEEPED MY CARDS’ AS THEY SAY!!! WONDERFUL….WONDERFUL……MAKES ME LAUGH OUT LOUD WITH JOY AND RELIEF TO SEE HOW CAUGHT I CAN GET IN ALL OF THAT MINDING-MIND…..NOT A NEW REALIZATION, BUT THE TIMING OF ITS ARRIVAL ON THIS SCREEN TOTALLY SYNCHRONISTIC WITH THIS LIFE’S PRESENT HAPPENINGS! THANK YOU AGAIN MIRIAM…MORE THAN WORDS COULD EVER SAY!!!
Dorothea – we have a thing with synchronicity, don’t we? I’m glad the MEMO fell on your desk at the right time. 🙂
Awakening as an Olympic sport?
Haha Di. It was actually written as a memo from the trillions of cells that make up “team ml” – but the comparison of living a sane, awake life with an Olympic sport isn’t far-fetched!
Perhaps it’ll turn up in another bit of writing – hmmmmm – thank you… 🙂
all minds seem weighed down by the same questions, the same shadows of pretence, the same earnest exertions that thwart silence
So beautiful Miriam
Thank you Ananda, it is just as you say.
Same, same. For all of us.