The Instrument

Death is the absence of life

But life is not the absence of death

Life is the thread spun by the Mother Spider of Time

Weaving through death, birth, death and rebirth

Despair is the absence of hope

But hope is not the absence of despair

Hope is a fire tended by the stewards of the heart

Lighting the meandering path through despair, hope, despair and hope

Sickness is the absence of wellness

But wellness is not the absence of sickness

Wellness is the river flowing through the body’s terrain

Singing in harmony with every season of sickness, health, sickness and health

Evil is the absence of goodness

But goodness is not the absence of evil

Goodness is the penetrating gaze of the witness seeing beyond rights and wrongs

Shining into every corner of our soul labeled as good, evil, good and evil

Between every pair of poles splitting us

We are the instrument

Vibrate the heart song of soul

To the rhythm of love


乐器

死亡的角落没有生命

但在生命的路程里不能没有死亡

生命是穿过时间之网的蛛丝

将生,死,重生和重死串成布满天空的星河

绝望的深渊里没有希望

但在希望的跋涉中不能没有绝望

希望是守护心灵的人们一次又一次在黑暗中点燃的火把

照亮了一条穿过希望,绝望,希望和绝望的林间小路

病痛的人忘记了健康的滋味

但健康的人不会忘记病痛

健康是流淌在身体的平原和高山里的河流

为每一季的健康,病痛,健康和病痛深情吟唱

恶的阴影里没有善之光

但只要有光,便会有阴影

善良的光是超越了对与错的凝视

坦然见证灵魂里每一个善与恶的角落

在每一个分割现实的对立中

自我是一架乐器

当心在两极间震荡

便会就着愛的节奏

轻声哼唱起灵魂的歌

1 thought on “The Instrument”

  1. This is a beautiful and fluid expression of the weaving awareness that resonates with the fullness of possibilities, that creates with the third way or backGround beyond the duality. I never have liked the word “discipline”- my body reacts in contraction! Yet, it feels enlivening and enlightening to feel into being a disciple who follows the rhythm of my heart, and who stands and moves as the knowledge unfolding in this “core-ientation” where we are all connected.

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