Looking for clarity?
Try turning off the thought machine.
Clarity comes effortlessly when mind
stops its default dot-connecting.
It’s like a rio abajo rio –
a field of intelligence that flows
beneath the river of intellect
and the streams of space and time.
Stop thinking; it bubbles up.
Trouble is, ‘you’ can’t stop thinking
for ‘you’ are the thinking process!
What to do?
Nothing, there’s no way out.
The discovery of this stops thought in its tracks.
Like Grace, all that’s needed for clarity
this is what I found out, not from a book or a teacher,
but from looking at life without looking for a way out:
the root of all evil and of all tragedy and of all pain
is the belief in a solid, separate ‘me’
in victims and victimizers;
what happens should not happen;
there is a ‘me’ to suffer;
that a way must be found to avoid such suffering
the extent to which this might seem callous and cold
is the extent of one’s addiction to belief in
self as something – anything
but please, don’t believe me for one minute
find out for yourself