consciousness

Old man sitting in my house,

Consciousness.

Guiding me to God,

Emptiness.

“Let go. Let go,” he said.

Hold on to just being,

Nothingness.

And now we share the same home,

Oneness.

On the road to discover what you are,

Walk out on who you are.

If you can perceive the difference,

You are well on your way.

Hurt and fear are twin fires,

We pass through to get to liberation.

Do not ignore them.

But the more you feed them,

The more you burn.

Instead, fill your water buckets with

Forgiveness and Compassion,

Then keep moving forward.

Take a tour of the structures of your consciousness, of your being

It’s your house, after all.

It is wise to know

What’s inside

And what it’s made of.

Otherwise, you might be robbed

Or host unwelcome guests

Without even knowing it.