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The Relationship Triangle

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The Relationship Triangle

Inside each of us, three entities exist.
It has nothing to do with having a tryst.
There’s a triangle consisting of the I, the YOU
And the SELF.   By the way,  I’m sure this is true!

The I and the YOU within, each live in its own house.
Sometimes they want to live together but don’t know how.
The I has boarded its windows and doors.
The YOU goes its own way and mostly ignores.

Then one day, who knows why? the SELF appears.
“Hey, remember me.  I live here too” …And the I and YOU hear.
The YOU has sometimes dabbled with the SELF.
But the I has kept herself locked away, high on the shelf.

The SELF has awakened though and shines its light.
It can’t help it.  That’s how it's made.  There is no night.
The light eventually peeps through a crack in the wall.
Warming the I fast asleep on her shelf in the hall.

There’s no way now for the I to hide from the YOU.
The SELF has exposed her existence.  Did I say?  I’m sure this is true!
Now the YOU is curious about his neighbor, the I.
She’s quite beautiful; and after all, they both live inside.

So the YOU knocks on her door even though it is boarded.
The I has done her best to keep her energy hoarded.
But the SELF, without fail, continues to shine its light.
And the YOU keeps knocking on her door.  What a fright!

She buries her head under a thick comforter,
But the SELF and the YOU are relentless.  They just won’t let her.
She gives up finally and removes all the boards.
Unlatching the chains too, she cracks open the door.

One thing’s for sure, she won’t let the YOU inside.
She tentatively steps onto the porch.  The I can no longer hide.
I now declares to YOU that she enjoys his company.
But she can’t let him in until she turns I into ME.

For you see, the I has been asleep for a long time in the dark.
She must now discover herself in the light.  Find her own spark.
The reason the I went to sleep in the first place you see
Is because the YOU took her over and wouldn’t allow her to be.

All the while I and YOU are learning about themselves.
The SELF just continues to shine its bright light on their shelves.
It’s in no hurry.  Its light won’t burn out.   It can wait till they become present.
For the SELF is the Super Energy Light Field that is their essence.

By the way, I don’t remember; but maybe you do.
Did I say?  I’m sure this is true!

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