InterBeing

Not just sensation
    (Sight, Sound, Touch, Taste, Smell, Mind);
Not just awareness/mindfulness;
Not just concentration;
Not just observation;
Not just recognition;
Not just communication;
Not just contact;
Not just interconnection;
Not just interaction;
Not just interrelation;
Not just interdependence.
We are not separate entities.
We inter-are.

In Interbeing, in the only, unbounded,
impermanent, ever-evolving present moment,
there is already no separateness.
in distance or time.

We are distinct, without separateness.

Understanding that we 
are empty of a separate self:
we begin to realize the path 
to end suffering (separateness) 
in ourselves and all others.

- imho gs 2020.12.15


Sum of All Vectors

We are the sum of all vectors.
How could it be otherwise?

We are not separate --
nor merely tenuously interconnected,
interrelated, interdependent.

Separateness is a painful delusion, 
like islands forgetting
they are mountains whose peaks
just happen to peek above the water.

Mountains, whose tectonic roots
extend into the mantle,
that floats on Earth's molten core.

Just as Earth floats in the sum of all vectors.

We inter-are.
How could it be otherwise?

-- GS 2021.01.07

Apologies to Richard Feynman
and Thich Nhat Hanh

Essential Workers

so much depends
upon

these essential
workers

hefting my red trash
bins

heavy with rain
water

beside their white
truck


gs -- 2020.11.21
Apologies to William Carlos Williams