I wrote this poem in 1993, as one way of seeing that reality.
It expresses the sense of wholeness, devoid of our individual personalities, that underlies the nature of our existence.
It’s a bit existential with some Buddhist overtones. I hope you enjoy and that it makes you think.
Cling not to what is fleeting
All is fleeting, therefore, cling not.
Matter and energy, time and space
Are but reflections in the void.
Desire nothing and everything shall you attain
Have everything and, in truth, nothing is yours.
For no holder is there and nothing held;
And nothing to hold, only unity.
I am but a process in gentle progress; simply
Inter-connected energy flowing in a manner
Created by what has come to pass,
Its interaction bringing forth the future.
No self may be found behind the process,
Only a conscious part of a greater whole
Moving back and forth as far as may be seen
Yet, verily, never having moved at all.
Copyright 1993 Ray Davis
Follow your bliss. Experience your bliss. Become your bliss.