For most people,
is closely associated with
solidity, permanence, finality, universality, and security.
Why then did Jesus call Truth,
While most think of Truth as some Sacred Rock,
Jesus visualized it as water,
amorphous, adaptable, incapable of being grasped.
everyday Truth can only be frozen
by killing it.
Discovering Truth Anew
Impermanence is Reality;
Reality is impermanent.
The earth changes; Situations change; We change.
Change is Truth.
To hold on to
a fixed idea, concept, doctrine, dogma, or opinion
The more banal a truth, truism, platitude,
the greater the sense of security.
The more significant a Truth,
the weaker the security.
Truth is not about Security.
Thus Spiritual Education
is not an accumulation of knowledge,
it is about Letting Go,
unlearning, deprogramming, dropping what we have.
Some complain that Jesus’ teachings
were full of ambiguity.
but is that a shortcoming?
Ambiguity allows for personal individual lessons.
Intelligibility and precision are not compatible.
As a poet, I thrive on ambiguity.
Ambiguity allows for a wealth of meanings.
The “Orthodox” religious
have regarded mystics and the spiritually advanced
as dangerous heretics and
perverters of “True Faith.”
Those fundamentalists are adults
in children’s clothes,
refusing to grow up.
The need for security and attachment is deep-seated.
We cannot expect to eradicate it,
only counterbalance it
and heal it with Love.
Control is only an illusion.