Sunday, November 19, 2017

Solitude, Unspoken and All That Is

Solitude is not something 

one hopes to have in the future. 

Rather, it is a deepening of what is in the present. 

If you do not look for it in the present 

you will never have it 


The Unspoken 

Mind speaks to mind 

with spoken or written words. 

When heart speaks to heart 

it is with words unspoken and unwritten.

Imagination helps one see 

further than the eyes see 

and hear sounds 

fainter than ears can detect.


The mystical task 

a person must set for himself 

is not to feel secure, 

but to be able to tolerate insecurity. 


As aging continues, 

insecurity makes a greater contribution 

to the process than it did before.

One may fail as an original thinker 

simply because his memory is too good. 

The remedy may then be to bypass memory 

and require that the unconscious feed the muse. 


This may require that 

one perceives unity in the roaring of the winds 

and the quiet song of of a tranquil pool.

How will you keep the fires in the hearth 

burning with the flames of creativity? 

By seeking through spirit effort 

for kindling to ignite.


On character ... 

without knowledge of 

or the ability to forge 

laws of right conduct 

you will not forge your character.


All That Is 

is a result of universal creativity. 

There is nothing dead in Nature.

Without intuition 

you will forever feel disconnected 

... or alone.