You are not what you think

"That which perceives

The thinking and the feeling, is not

Identical to them.

This is the source of so much confusion."

-Wu Hsin

 

 

 

If you think that you are what you think

 

you are quickly caught by thought

 

Understand yourself to be

 

the awareness-light

 

 shining bright

 

Thoughts and feelings are like moving

 

clouds in the sky of your present knowing

 

You are truly neither coming nor going

 

In delight enjoy being the light

 

The ocean is not confused

 

by its many waves

 

it simply

 

is

 





Poetry by Nils Teodor The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2023-05-03 at 10:18

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2023-05-29


Sona The PoetBay support member heart!
yes, so very true.
we are moved by our thoughts, sometimes to the point opf restlessness.
The unmoving stillness- the ocean - is conveyed so well. Thanks for sharing this.
2023-05-03