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Nothing to see ~ to Confuse to Clarity (no. 2)

Reflections from Solitude and Silence No. 8

Jun 3, 2018


prayer

This is the eighth of the series of reflections arising from a month in silence and solitude; the musings invite the reader to explore the Truth for himself or herself. May the writer's reflections be windows to look in, or out, onto the vista of our one Beloved, our deepest, truest Self. Peace! Brian

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Here is the second in a short poems sub-series (see June 1 for first, The Door Opens), to Confuse to Clarity. The following is an excerpt from the introduction to this sub-series.

These poems, some would say, mystical, some would observe paradox. My poetry is usually paradoxical, often more like a koan, offering reflection, a door that may open to clarity, so the confusion inhering in the poem is intended to be confusing. We come to clarity, spiritually, not through the mind, but within and through the one Heart, so the mind must be confused and disabled, then a door opens. You see what you did not anticipate seeing, could not think yourself into seeing ~ thankfully! And, remember, the message you may think one of these poems shares, well, some shallow wells may be bottomless, when you really give time to see. Thank You!

One who can
bear Silence
can
bear all things~
does

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thought
like candle light dancing
in the dark
not good, not bad
just leave it alone ~
look! to See

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I looked in
my house
no one home
now, to whom
does this place
belong?

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I sit by
the River
Nothing
to see
so
everything!

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to forget Love
for Love
the greatest Love

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Everything
becomes
Love

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*All material, unless another source is cited, is authored by the presenter of Lotus of Heart, Brian Kenneth Wilcox, Florida USA. Use of the material is permitted; Brian only requests that credit be given and to be notified at 77ahavah77@gmail.com .

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