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Greatest Trick

It’s said that Satan’s greatest illusion

is to fool people into believing he is real.

Don’t know about Satan,

but that’s fixed and abiding self’s

greatest trick for sure –

ha: ‘I’, ‘me’, ‘mine’!

Negativity

Negativity feeds on itself,

leaching into the heart.

It is a kind of unrelenting

prayer

to isolation and fear,

generating contempt

for others,

and for oneself.

How to stop it?

By creating a space

without comparison,

without past or future.

Certitude

How on earth

did you come

to the unchanging certitude

of the objective value

of your opinion,

stated aggressively

or seemingly passively?

Isn’t the provisional

nature of every

understanding

plainly palpable?

Snares

The snares you fashion

to catch your prey –

they ensnare you.

What Was Said

You think you get what was said,

but you don’t.

You respond from misconception.

On both sides, bad feelings ensue.

Baseless assumption is a knot.

Being aware of baseless assumption is its unwinding,

yielding a space for clear flow.

Reset: what’s said?

Reset: where does it come from?

Can you see the unfolding person?

Conflict

Pregnant with danger:

when there’s no meeting of minds

but there’s still intimacy;

when you are as close

as the distance

of two swords crossed.

Poof!

Poof!  It’s gone.

Still,

something

that isn’t something

imbues.

Fact

Fact:

whether

you want it to

or not,

what is –

whatever it is –

will pass.

Pain

When there’s no escape from pain –

resistance only increasing it –

sink sink sink into

nothing but

pain

now the place where pain

cannot reach.

Hot Tea Day

Hot tea

on a hot day:

hot through and through,

sweat cool.

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