Saturday, November 11, 2006

On Awakening
By Don Iannone

For each of us,
life is a a process of awakening.
This process is far from linear in nature;
contrary to what our line-hungry minds tell us,
as they attempt to create boundaries where there are none.
We live each day in both dream and awakedness.
Some days we are more awake than others.
Some days the clouds we stand on are real,
and some days they are mere childhood fairy tales.
Our dreams consume us at times, and
they eat alive those we touch
in the twilight of our awakening.
The more we seek awakening,
the more it eludes us like chasing smoke.
Even when we distinguish dreams from reality,
we push awakened reality away.
And so, what is the answer?
Rest in knowing that you are already
the awakened being you seek to become.
Be that!

8 comments:

Dan said...

Ha ha! Good one, Don. Another 'coincidental' link to today's post on AD...

polona said...

"Rest in knowing that you are already
the awakened being you seek to become."
thank you.

samuru999 said...

I like this poem Don!
Very good!

Hope you are enjoying the weekend!

Margie

Rob said...

Some clever lines here but I don't understand the ending.

ufukhati said...

Every line is fine.
So soft yet so strong.

Kathleen said...

"Rest in knowing that you are already
the awakened being you seek to become.Be that!" YES! :)

Thank you Don... this is lovely... and as Dan says above, great coincidence with his current post, and yesterdays as well!

trinitystar said...

Bravo!
Of course we are the awakened being. Become aware of this.
Good one Don! :o)

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Dan, Polona, Rob, Margie, Trinitystar, Kathleen, and Ufukhati for your comments.

Rob...the last line simply means be that which you already are. Be the awakened being that you already are.

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