So when I drop down into the field of awareness,
the one they call mindfulness,
and watch my own stream of thoughts and feelings,
and see the interplay
as one temporary visitor dissipates
and the next one arrives,
I begin to know
the country of being is vast.
In that country, from that viewpoint,
I can’t really say these are my thoughts,
for their visits are so brief.
And who really knows their origin or destination?
And when I notice some strong emotion,
can I claim it as my own
when it will leave my guesthouse so soon?
Shall I not say
there was a visitor who has now gone?
And now I would fall further
beneath that field of awareness
into being itself.
Thoughts fade into the background,
feelings seem remote.
The Breath of Life rises and falls.
This is the realm of oneness.
Life is happening in the deeps,
air is passing in and out,
and I am a silent witness.
But there is more,
for beneath awareness there is the center of being
where I open the door of my heart to You
and we breathe each other in and out.
The unsayable oneness of being comes
and I am You.
The myth of our separateness has vanished.
We are three in one
you, me, and the One who is us.
No wonder Jesus said,
“I am in Abba, and Abba is in me.”
Blessed blasphemy we all misunderstood.
All is well now, for all are one
in the center of being.
Did you want to get to know me better, or I you?
Meet me at the Center.