SPHERES

Responding to a Facebook post quoting Thich Nhat Hanh

20 September 2021: Sitting on the veranda, breakfast and stretches done, enjoying the morning, reading a post from a dear cousin:

When fireworks explode in the night sky, sparks shoot out like flowers in all directions. You are like fireworks. You do not continue in a straight line; you radiate in all directions, into your children, your friends, your society, and the whole world”.


(Excerpt from “How to Live When a Loved One Dies” by Thich Nhat Hanh/

to which I responded:

you radiate in all directions … …

reminds me of the time that I realised
we are each the centre of a sphere…
… a sphere of energy …a sphere of influence,
… a sphere of infinite diameter, a sphere of infinite radii….
… a sphere which connects with and overlaps all those other spheres,
… all spheres that exist, have existed, and will exist;.
this is our soul.
this is our reality, our being, our prayer.
this is the poem we write each day with our breathings in and breathings out.
our now,
radiating in all directions …

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