Monk In The World

To be a monk is to have time to practice for your transformation and healing. And after that to help with the transformation and healing of other people.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Losing Your Sight



You see things so differently than the old ones 

around you. It ‘s 

your unconditioned self, your original face, 

original eyes, 

experiencing life, just as it really is.

You point to things, seeing. 

We go about labeling everything you 

point to.

You begin to lose your sight.

At some point those shapes and forms you love  

so much won’t be 

shapes and forms you are attracted to.

It will be a Christmas cactus.

It will be a green Christmas cactus.

It will be a green Christmas cactus with flowers.

It will be a green Christmas cactus with flowers 

that are red.

That will be the time you become blind,

Seeing like the old ones.




Baby and a plant.

Seeing with Caroline’s eyes,

All things become new.



Bows,
Alan

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