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Wink in the Sky
You were ever a wink in the sky
Fending and sending off
Mending our fences
Wrapping the gift of your love
In the fabric of space time
Keeping eternity just
Your gift as
You have wrapped it
Anomalous in our Universe
Where only the tangible
And frangible seem to belong
If it neither weighs nor radiates
It must belong some other place
The alabaster facade of a building
Built for zero gravity was ours
To live unabashedly naked
Journeying in fantasy
Only to disperse now
In a mist of
In this experience
Fantasy and dream
Are as real as anything
And time perhaps the greatest
Wink of the Universe
There is if there is
Such a thing
In the physical existence we feel togetherness and separation, drawing near and drawing apart. Everything always changes. Relationships wax and wane like the moon. It is said that you can never dip your toe in the same river twice. We can sometimes feel distress as a relationship seems to end - the river passes, and it is wholly new and alien to us even though we were once so intimate with it.
In meditation, we are aware of our breath and our body. We relax the body. We are aware of our minds controlling our bodies. We relax our minds and then we free our minds. As our minds begin to experience freedom we begin to sense things that are new to us. Our bodies may seem to us to be inert and heavy, moored to the earth by gravity, yet we may feel free from it. We may feel our bodies have expanded or we may feel as light as air, or we may feel warmth within us or in our hands and feet. We may feel all of these things as result of very physical changes in our blood flow or the flow of our internal energies that often occur during meditation.
We may also sense our connectedness, at first with loved ones, then with all. Connectedness can be visualized as luminous cords that connect us. In visualizing connectedness the illusion of separateness is revealed as we are all part of a vast web of inter-being. Our natural sense of isolation, we discover, is an illusion, for no matter how far apart we are, we are all connected.
Beyond connectedness we may sense the deeper oneness of non-being. Being cannot exist without non-being: they are inextricably connected, just as light is to darkness and joy to sorrow. Beneath everything lies the truth of non-being, like the foundation on which the house of all things is built. All things have in common their connection with non-being. But more than commonality, we sense that the oneness of non-being is the final oneness that encompasses all.
In sensing our state of being and non-being we find ourselves outside of time and space, everything we see or touch or feel, even our very separateness is revealed as illusion as we are all extensions of oneness into the realm of the physical experience.
Therefore you are both always and never with the ones you love. At the moment of this realization you must realize that happiness can only be within you.
Love and light.