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The Ripple And The Ocean

Natural Disturbance

The question is whether at this moment you can
Know or sense within yourself that underlying
Presence that is deeper than the person you are.
Elusive and intangible, it can be far
From easy to discern. It is mind defying.
It has concerned people since before time began.

It is all pervasive. It is your own presence
That cannot be sensed if you are trapped in your thought.
“Where’s this ‘presence’?”  I’m trying to find it but can’t.”
It’s of no use to go on a negative rant.

There’s a simple way of getting to what is sought.
What exists below your surface is quite immense.

When the mind is quieted for just a short while,
At first, it seems like nothing, It’s rather boring
Of a space for too damned long. But gradually,
You will find peace in that emptiness. You will see
That there is much more to you worth not ignoring.
The mind always wants to run the one minute mile.

The ripple is the thinking mind. It is akin
To the turbulent surface. The rebel ego
Can observe its connectedness with the divine
And the Ocean. You’re able to fully align
With that self most unnamable. It is the flow
Of life essence. The universe is found within.