kaleidoscope – ORIGIN early 19th cent.: from Greek kalos ‘beautiful’ + eidos ‘form’ + skopein ‘look at.’
Liken to say, this mind is none other than a kaleidoscope perfection
Yet we are smitten as we hold it in our hands, forgotten the play,
The game of it and perhaps become lost in the grip, such that hardly
Can we imagine it as apparatus and instead have taken it –mistaken its
Images, patterns, colors, forms, fragments –appearing oh so beautiful–
As ourselves. Yes, we are Beauty, we are Awareness. We appear as form,
Yes. These fragments are ever changing, the mirrors and advantage of
Perception affords great visage; what is it that holds on often desperately
Within some fleetingly grasped image and makes that a home, a dwelling
Of such import? It is more of a cataclysmic order than actually discerned.
We have our reminders, however quickly we cast them aside, not even
Momentarily pausing within the recognition of this vast and luminous
Undisturbed emptiness –the very emanation of Beauty we are. Beauty,
Formless as breath, sure as spirit, belongs to no one thing, and seems
To hover in the midst of these objects that we think, we spin into existence
Borrowing the least palpable matter for that split second alighting upon.
What is it that compels the grab, hovering as mistake, again and again?
What is it that seems so lacking that we persistently gather at its feet as if
It actually exists separate from us? Are we not twisting something out of
Existence that we have made up, an impostor of the grandest order?
What is it that you are playing at? Just in this moment, see it plainly.
You, author, conductor, composer, director, is it feast, famine, crusade,
Epic, adventure? What aspects of life have the spotlight? Is it thought itself?
Is it death? Is it physical suffering or perhaps, elation? Is it powerlessness,
Betrayal of everything you/we are? Does creative spirit take the bow here?
And as quickly as the kaleidoscope turns, so do the images, appearances,
Along with the notions of who and what we are somehow separate from
Everything else in existence. Pause, take the apparatus in hand, look and
See that which is looking, holding the focus –not to denigrate or disparage.
Celebrate the kaleidoscopic perfection and rest, rest easy, rest as Awareness.
Absolutely all and everything is on your calling card, any order, any dance
Partner is available and already dancing with you. How magnificent the
10,000 things! Any one thing is all of these combined without any fixed
Combinations, nothing locked into place. Simply fathom this myriad! Play.
And breathe beyond recognition, simply experiencing What Is. Carry on.
San Cristobal, NM
28 February 2015