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Listening to the Silence

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Listening to the Silence

Listening to the Silence                              
(a tribute to the thought of Eckhart Tolle)

Unsought and arrow-like,
an instant happiness 
speeds in upon the virgin mind
when all desire is valueless; 
the choice of misery an incandescent now, 
burning out without a warning, gasping
as an infant left to wonder
where the love is...

There is a way, 
for there is silence everywhere to hear—
beneath the rocks,  
beneath technology,
beneath the roaring vanity of lust,
and when the ear 
will leave a space for consciousness, 
there is an unexpected joy, impossibly defined,
a single-mindedness  
that understands the now.

You are already on the path;
there is no need for time.
You will not find it anywhere,
but there within you is a strange one
that you thought you knew.
Sit down, and look him over
You have no need for clever thoughts,
for he is God...
and he is You.

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  1. Date: 3/5/2013 4:19:00 AM
    This is quite profound and inspirational.

    Ludden Avatar Robert Ludden
    Date: 3/5/2013 10:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you. I am wondering how many others here are on Poetry Cafe, and World of Poets.