Self-knowledge

Self-preservation

Is like quicksand

On the road

Towards universal liberation.

But keep sinking.

Lose yourself.

Taste the goodness

That awaits.

Your presence

Pulls back the curtain

That reveals Awareness.

Awareness dissolves

The barriers

That make you other than me.

Now that nothing

Is in our way,

One.

I created distance

Between us

Thinking it was best

Not seeing that

I suppressed the me

Your presence

Was inviting me to see.

Come closer, please.

I may still

Want to run away

But I will stay,

Loving you

And inviting in more of me.

Moving through the unending forest

Where thoughts grow

I must watch where I step

Or trip and fall

Over the hidden roots

Of thoughts planted

Long before I became aware of the forest.

Yes.

There are other ways to travel.

I could follow the trail of stillness

Until I take flight

To rise above it all.

The roots won’t get me,

But I must now watch out for branches.

Entering further

Into the dark depths

Of the Self,

All around

I see

The jagged edges,

The murky ground,

And the broken might

Of my inner world.

Now, bruised, dirty, and limping,

I embrace the light

This darkness brings.

What lies active and true,

But suppressed,

In the bosom of the Soul,

Will one day

Burn down the walls in the mind

To find expression.

Wait on that day.

Or choose now

To set the contents of your Soul free.

Back,

Back,

Within myself.

Like entering the deepest depths

Of a tunnel

While facing the one light of many worlds.

Coming to rest,

Yes,

In a new home that has claimed me as its own

Somewhere between

Seeing the Light

And being embraced by the Dark.

At home now,

In the shadowy depths of the Self.