2009-11-15

can you point to the spot?

breathe in
air streaming through
nose, throat, lungs, bloodstream, cells, energy
when does it become me?
can you point to the spot?

take a bite
food slowly squishing through
mouth, throat, stomach, intestines, bloodstream, cells, energy
when does it become me?
can you point to the spot?

birth
energy concentrating
sex, sperm, egg, embryo, womb, birth
when do I start being me?
can you point to the spot?

death
energy dissolving
aging, dying, body stops, decomposing, earth, grass
when do I stop being me?
can you point to the spot?

2009-11-02

temporary

everything familiar is temporary

possessions
garden
friends
family
body
mind

all the forms, sounds, feelings, smells, and tastes of this world.


[Siddartha] felt that he now regarded Vasudeva as the people regarded the gods and that this could not last. Inwardly, he began to take leave of Vasudeva.


everything familiar is temporary.

so

is it time to start taking leave of everything familiar?
detaching, inwardly
saying goodbye?

or

is it time
to say
hello?