Sunday, January 29, 2006

Free your Soul and be One with the World

Stop. Take a minute out of your hectic, fast-paced life. Put down your pursuits, discard your desires and listen. Not to me, but to yourself.

Close your eyes and focus. Hear the sound of your breathing. Distance yourself from the world around you, turn your thoughts inward. Into the space you occupy on this planet. Just you, nothing else.

You no longer have cars, houses, clothes, possessions. None of the physical accroutements that clutter your mind and tempt your heart. Dig through the external layer of your existence, shed the clothes that hide you from your true self.

Shatter the as yet unbroken glass of your ego. Delve through the crusty, hardened shell of your pride, the rough exterior that powers you through your existence.

Continue your excavation, deeper and deeper into yourself. Through the sleek, shiny veneer of cynicism, the smug, all-knowing intellect for whom life's grandeur holds no mystery. Crush that self-satisfied sardonic curse that twists all beauty, that denies the very existence of your soul.

Approach the heart gently, for this is the hardest. Pierce through the pulsating emotions of your wants and needs, tear a gaping hole through your very life force.

Tenderly allow your soul, the core of your being, to exit from the hole in your heart. Free it from its constraints, from the many layers built up over the years, that hide and bury it in the sands of your daily routine dullery.

See, feel, taste, smell, hear that soul as it breaks free. Allow it to roam, follow it as it discovers the world it was meant for. Harness its strength as it begins to recognize sister souls around it. It connects with the souls embodied in man, it uplifts the souls in every animal, vegetable and mineral.

Your unshackled self, finally unfettered by your selfish, personal wants, can now merge with the divine sparks in existence and is at one with the world.

TRK

18 Comments:

At 1/29/2006 3:02 PM, Blogger Mata Hari said...

very interesting imagery trk.
glad to see you back.
mh

 
At 1/29/2006 3:12 PM, Blogger Littleredridinghoodie said...

That is exactly how I want to die.

 
At 1/29/2006 3:22 PM, Blogger Littleredridinghoodie said...

Chodesh Tov Yaleh Viyavoh - rise up and enter... ;)

 
At 1/29/2006 3:42 PM, Blogger Lvnsm27 said...

wow, great writing

 
At 1/29/2006 5:16 PM, Blogger Littleredridinghoodie said...

Character

The hot red liquid circulates,
Simmers beneath the surface.
Pebbles pelting from all directions
Penetrate cavities, and fill crevices
Slowly build up to form a solid unit
Droplets of water dripped down daily
Over time erode a well
To the heart of the hardest core

Peace to us all

 
At 1/29/2006 11:29 PM, Blogger dietgarage said...

intense.
if only i could.

 
At 1/30/2006 6:59 AM, Blogger Eshet Chayil said...

trk! Welcome back...you were missed. I have to say ditto on what you said to me. I see it in you too.

 
At 1/30/2006 2:06 PM, Blogger FrumGirl said...

Very Zen-like. I'm reading "Zen in the Art of Archery," by Eugene Herrigel. Maybe you'll like it? Letting go of the ego... etc.

 
At 1/30/2006 2:34 PM, Blogger The Rabbi's Kid said...

mh, glad to be back, thanks for missing me!

lrh, you wont die, u write fantastic poetry, maybe you should try and publish some?

lvnsm27, thanks!

dg, you can do it (I believe in you)

ec, you are too kind, and so don't know me at all!

fg, I might have been zen influenced, who knows?

TRK

 
At 1/30/2006 5:09 PM, Blogger Littleredridinghoodie said...

amen

 
At 1/31/2006 5:23 AM, Blogger Eshet Chayil said...

I know you about as well as you know me...well, maybe not.

 
At 2/01/2006 4:19 PM, Blogger brianna said...

what am I
if I'm not
what I think and know
i know myself quite well
but what's the truth below?

 
At 2/03/2006 1:45 PM, Blogger Shopaholic said...

Hmmmm, great post TRK,like always, great post.

 
At 2/03/2006 2:01 PM, Blogger Masmida said...

and could a soul rejoining the stately dance of the universe ever bear to return to its discarded empty shell?

 
At 2/05/2006 6:14 AM, Blogger Moiy-rah said...

hey

i actually read this and got freaked out.

i am left to conclude that good writing is a talent. mazal tov.

 
At 2/05/2006 9:37 AM, Blogger Littleredridinghoodie said...

Masmida,

Only a soul that cries to leave her shell or home because her shell is so pure and served Hashem so well. Like Moshe Rabeinu - Eved Hashem. The rest of us (Chas Veshalom)will have to get help fom Moshiach when he comes and resurects us all. I hope he comes before we get to that state. "Koom Rayah Mehemnah"

 
At 2/05/2006 9:44 AM, Blogger Also A Chussid said...

one word: "beautiful"

 
At 2/06/2006 6:41 AM, Blogger The Rabbi's Kid said...

you people give me the stregnth to carry on writing, thanks ever so much, I really appreciate all the comments

 

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