a quick walk through town. Empty streets, yards and shops. Reminds me of that 1950s movie “The Day the Earth Stood Still”. Just replace the martians with a horrible virus. After seeing that movie years ago, I remember having nightmares. Those nightmares have returned.
some manage to stay afloat
while others watch safely from the shore
in that odd space
that’s not quite winter
but not yet spring
It’s in the light sifting through your bedroom window
It’s in the street when the whole world is pitched and slow
It’s in the basement, where you left it
It’s in the ground
It’s in your head
~ Neil Hilborn
“I don’t know what it is, but I do know where to find it”
“Go back to knowing that it is simple. The fun is in the busy-ness as long as it’s fun for you. And when you see that it’s just more of the same stories, all about ‘me’, drop it. You can observe what goes on benignly, but keep going. From the position of observer, take that last step. Who’s the one observing ? Go there. Who is that ultimate, absolute observer, where ‘seeing itself’ arises? Let attention rest there. Let it be ok that nothing has happened. Let the show be over, let the movie, the story of ‘I’ as an individual person, be over. And see what happens. Truth will reveal itself, absolute clarity of how this matrix works, will show itself to be no more than a matrix. And somehow, a capacity to enjoy what ever is unfolding is always there. You don’t have to be perfect, you don’t have to have good health, you don’t have to do it before your body dies, it’s got nothing to do with anything: it’s right now, place your attention behind any stories, any concepts. From there, freedom arises, beauty arises, love arises. But don’t take my word for it, do it. And prove me wrong, I’d be delighted. I’ll take on that challenge any day. Do it and find out.
So blessings on all of us, who are pretending to be human.”
~ Jac O’Keeffe