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Lotus of my Heart

The Wheel is always turning. The wheel of consequence — The wheel of liberation — The wheel in one’s chest trying to find its place in the machinery of the world — It can take you anywhere, this wheel, all roads are open to it, the dark roads of consequence — the bright roads into the spacious sky — The wheel is always turning, headed somewhere, taking the long way, the short way, trying to get somewhere, trying to find its center, going around in circles trying to get back to the beginning, the eyes of the spokes turned outward, looking, searching, emerging like rays of light from a point of stillness, a beginning they cannot see, the beginning the path will never arrive at the beginning that was never left behind — but it is only the path, only the turning, that can finally reveal the one thing that has never changed, the place where all journeys begin and end. Dec 27, 2020 Lotus of my Heart contest Sponsor Mystic Rose Rose

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Date: 7/3/2021 11:01:00 PM
Well thought Well penmed I admire. BLESSINGS
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Date: 1/2/2021 2:58:00 PM
I have studied with Buddhist monks for 8 years, and the wheel is such an integral part of their philosophy. You gained my vote at every turn of the wheel dear poet, congratulations on your 3rd place win . Superb !
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Jack Webster
Date: 1/2/2021 6:44:00 PM
Thank you, Rose! How fortunate to have such excellent opportunities!
Date: 1/2/2021 2:00:00 PM
Jack, beautifully penned poem and congratulations on your win in Mystic;s Lotus contest, well done _Constance
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Jack Webster
Date: 1/2/2021 6:44:00 PM
Thank you Constance
Date: 1/2/2021 1:41:00 PM
Congrats on your win! Wish I had read it earlier! Wheel- does it represent time, change? I like the way you have done this! Happy New Year to you!!
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Jack Webster
Date: 1/2/2021 7:10:00 PM
Put simply, the wheel is activity. Not just in the usual sense, but an extraordinary sense. All the things we take for granted as being us, ourselves are simply activities. Tho say much more than that I think might put me in danger of making a fool of myself.