Monday, August 14, 2006

Trust Mountain
By Don Iannone

Trust...
is a mountain
we all must climb
that gets steeper
as the issues
get more personal
and touch us
in our deepest places.
Once at the top
we see more clearly
that our apprehensions
are but mere apparitions
and that trust itself
is just another form
undermining our ability
to be one with all.

18 comments:

QUASAR9 said...

Hi don,
I'm with you all the way to the top of the mountain,
and if when one gets there one sees another higher peak, then just another mountain to climb up.

Great words of wisdom. Relaxing.
Few words often carry most meaning.
Have a nice evening and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Quasar9...thanks much. Yes, few words can make an impact. Best wishes and keep up the fine work you do. I just finished a course in Science and Spirituality with Amit Goswami, the quantum physicist from the U. of Oregon. It was great.

The Lost Crow said...

hmmm.. I'll think about this one.
I havn't really ever subjigated trust as an emotion to doubt, or distrust..but,.

Don Iannone said...

Lost Crow...thanks for stopping by and commenting. What does trust mean to you? My poem offers one way to view trust that incorporates a bit of Buddhist thinking.

The Lost Crow said...

After reading this, it made me look at a word which I had not thought fallible, but it shows more that, if there is trust, it sprung off with a coutner particle which is distrust, and the philosophy I have been developing for myself is that dualism of things is merely an illusion, and therefore both conclusions must be false, I had not connected trust with distrust as both limiting ability, and following the logic of this poem which I agree with, then trust and distrust are both just illusions that we have created, and that it is something else that simplyh is in reality.

Mike said...

Nice work here, Don. I like your insight at the end, "trust itself / is just another form". It really catches you unaware because of the way we tend to put "trust" up on a pedestal as an honorable quality. But you're right, ultimately speaking, to be trusting or untrusting is to already be caught in duality.

Free Spirit said...

I agree.

As I get older, I sometimes think that I have already reached the top, but then I realize, life is a continuous uphill climb. It may be more tedious, but I'm sure the rewards are greater.

Inspiring work, Don.

serenity said...

Oh Don. Every time I come to your oasis, I find another gem for my soul.

"that our apprehensions
are but mere apparitions" I am taking this phrase into my dreams tonight.

I am touched, I am inspired, I am blessed beyond comprehension. Thank you for being you.

Don Iannone said...

Lost Crow...thanks for returning and I'm glad you found something you were looking for. Trust and distrust, for me, are states of mind. They are psychological constructs that cause us to see the world in one way or another. I am more likely to trust myself and others when I am aligned to my true nature, which is non-being in an individual sense--no permanent self or personality. All are one: our true nature.

Thanks Mike...yes this is what I intended in the poem. And trust is a form like all others. This is what makes the finale of any poem, or its last act, so important.

Free spirit...thanks for stopping by. Each of us has created our own mountain, which we climb and climb until we realize there is no mountain. It has taken me a long time to realize that there is nothing to seek. Everything we need to "be" in our true sense is already there at our finger tips.

Serenity...thank you. Just words. Just a poem. And thank you for being you. Hope your dreams were pleasant. We had a fine meteor shower last night. That can stir things up.

samuru999 said...

Beautiful poem Don.... as always!

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Margie. You have written some terrific ones lately. Have been enjoying your words.

samuru999 said...

Thank you Don!
I appreciate that!

Kathleen said...

Well said Don... oh most insightful one...!!!!

Happy Sunday...! :)

Dan said...

Thanks, Don. Two sentences describing the tool we need to get almost there, and that same tool that needs to be discarded to actually get there, to the there that has always been here.

Don Iannone said...

Margie, Kathleen, and Dan...thank you for partaking of my poetic ramblings.

Dan...yes to the there that has always been here. Wow. How true.

Angela said...

another reminder of a very valuable lesson! Thanks again, Don!

dumbdodi said...

Trust is really a mountain..and it is a steep and difficult climb.
But then if you don't mind yourself on top, you will fall real quick.

Don Iannone said...

Dumbdodi thanks. And trust is an imagined mountain in many ways...especially when we learn to trust ourselves. Then, the mountain seems to disappear.

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