The Hidden Author of Every Thought

by Lorne Mitchell on 25/07/2013

Sometimes you read something that really moves you.  It reaches places in your mind that you’ve never been to before.  It makes you re-think assumptions about how the world works in deeply profound ways.  

So it was when I read this poem from Adyashanti’s book  “Emptiness Dancing” and understood a little more about who is the hidden author of every thought!

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SILENCE

The waves of  mind

demand so much of Silence.

But She does not talk back

does not give answers nor arguments.

She is the hidden author of every thought

every feeling

every moment.

 

Silence.

 

She speaks only one word.

And that word is this very existence.

No name you give Her

touches Her

captures Her.

No understanding

can embrace Her.

 

Mind throws itself at Silence

demanding to be let in.

But no mind can enter into

Her radiant darkness

Her pure and smiling

nothingness.

 

The mind hurls itself

into sacred questions.

But Silence remains

unmoved by the tantrums.

She asks only for nothing.

 

Nothing.

 

But you won’t give it to Her

because it is the last coin

in your pocket.

And you would rather

give Her your demands than

your sacred and empty hands.

 

O

 

Everything leaps out in the celebration of mystery,

but only nothing enters the sacred source,

the silent substance.

Only nothing gets touched and becomes sacred,

realizes its own divinity,

realizes what it is

without the aid of a single thought.

Silence is my secret.

Not hidden.

Not hidden.

More profound thoughts in Adyashanti’s book – Emptiness Dancing

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