Tuesday, February 2, 2021

when laughing overcomes you


Making room in your mind
for life without your mind

closed shut,
allowing all you are

to see you
where you are,

you feel the free light
behind you

is inside you,
sensing Death,

Mind, the Divine,
are all the same.

What's in a name?
Death is the rest.

Open up, give it room,
let it breathe

the fear right out of you;
it is what's left of you,

it is you, free of you,
knowing you

like the truth
you know

when laughing
overcomes you.

~ V.B. Price
from Death Self
photo Bayon temple at Angkor Thom


Mystic Meandering said...

"Laughing nearly overcame me" in the first two lines. I turn 69 in a couple of weeks and am already "living life without my mind" - or much of it anyway, but not in the sense that V.B. Price means, I think... It's the aging process - memory banks are failing, cognitive and comprehension fading. I'm in geezerland now, where the workings of the mind are less and less a problem - by nature :) Not in the sense of purposely "letting go" of the mind, which I found impossible anyway...

And love the lines - "allowing all you are/to see you/where you are", and - "It is you, free of you, knowing you"... Beautiful...

_/\_ Namaste

Mystic Meandering said...

More than two years since I left the above comment LOLOL And here I am still stumbling through life with less of my useful mind... :)