You Are Not Who You Think You Are

Look to the heavens, see what is happening
You are not who you think you are.

Everything in and around you
The cosmic unfolding
Of countless events
Appearing, disappearing
Rising and falling
Right now, now again…
That is all you are,
Beyond comprehension all that is–
Keeping this in mind
While you continue a separate life
Is a mysterious trick,
The magic lies
In letting go
Being the Big Bang
To the present, that is who you are

“You cannot catch hold of it, nor can you get rid of it.
You are the eternal energy of the universe.”

Quote: Alan Watts

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Rayn Roberts

Quote: from Alan Watts

When One is More than Three

for Fred Longworth

The pure energy of choice, the exercise
Of wisdom and will between the extremes
Of hatred and love, apathy or action, war

Or art, the painful year, a joyful moment,
Only mind dreaming our future into being:
All that is made by man, woman or child

Every toy, house, bridge, bullet or bomb
Was once an idea given birth in the mind.
It may look like we take one step forward

Three back, but a forward step is always
The greater distance in dreamtime, mind is
Forever dreaming forward into the future.

 

images-3Poem first appeared in Of One and Many Words / Poetic Matrix Press