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By Tony DeLorger © 2013
The pendulum swings and we the weight of its arc,
expound the perspectives of extremes,
to find in the end, the centre lies where truth be found,
the core of degree and the gentle serene stillness of realisation.
How sweet the journey to the outer limits,
where pleasure soars and disaster completes,
in this maze of learning that is life,
pain more often the greatest teacher in sullen words of reality.
Yet we, in assumption, cloud our view by arrogance,
thinking this plan is ours, predetermined, and outcome expected,
to fall repeatedly in our pendulum course,
ever-swinging to the known arc of response.
Finding middle ground takes courage and a steel resolve,
to curb the incessant bleating of a starved ego,
the silent warrior whose lust for sustenance precludes any reason,
and in its engorgement, belies any truth of worth.
Life is a lesson of observation, not just in response,
and in that perspective we forge our tools to hone the path of movement,
one eye on our egocentric self and one eye on the truth revealing itself,
always to the betterment of a soul open, one willing to face the self.
The pendulum swings and we upon it,
can keep it all in the vast and varied fabric of life,
so as to illuminate the open heart,
and hold tightly to what really matters on this journey of enlightenment.
Life is a mystery best realised from an open and giving heart. The greatest movement comes from the ability to be still.