Hi everyone. No I haven’t dropped off the face of the Earth. I’m not sure whether I’ve been just busy or slack, but either way, I haven’t done a blog entry for ages.
This is my first one for 2018, and I’m looking forward to a positive and uplifting year. There are some exciting new changes happening for me, and I hope you are all creating your lives well, too. Many blessings to you all, and may your year be filled with love and light and achievement.
This poem was written in 2016, and has a couple of words that need explanation. I have used “interconnectedness” to suggest a state of interconnection rather than just interconnection. That seems to me to be a subtle but important difference. And I have used again “my” word for God, “Itheshe” which is derived from “It”, “He” and “She”. Please tolerate, if you can, my “eccentricities” (idiosyncrasies).
In Death There is Life
It is a beautiful world.
There is so much complexity, and interconnectedness, in everything.
Everything is a wonder…
so spend some time wondering,
and marvelling at “creation”.
“In the beginning was the word…”
and it turned into our world,
and even more incomprehensibly,
into our universe.
There is so much to wonder at,
and yet it is all “illusion”.
The solid body is made up of tiny, “invisible” atoms,
which are, in turn, mostly empty space…
and these atoms as they dance, their cosmic dances,
join in conga lines of molecules,
and cluster into “compounds”
and “cells” and “organs”
and individual creatures,
each mostly unique from its fellows.
There are so many species of beetles and flies
and bacteria and mammals.
It is amazing…
You have heard the expression perhaps that “beauty is skin-deep”,
but this is wrong.
Beauty is everywhere… in everything…
even in the things that disturb, or disgust you.
Have you ever seen the rainbow colours of an oil film?
Have you seen the awesome power of a crocodile’ s jaws
closing on its prey.
There is beauty everywhere.
Everything is God’s creation.
Itheshe dances everywhere.
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”…
which is nearly true.
Beauty is appreciated by its beholder…
for everything is beautiful.
Do not be disturbed by death,
for this too is beautiful.
It is an intrinsic part of the life cycle of our illusory world.
Death breeds life.
The plant or animal that you eat, sustains you,
and helps your body to grow, or renew itself,
or to survive.
Similarly, the waste that you produce,
and even your body when you have discarded it,
help to sustain other creatures,
and help them to grow and reproduce
and to survive.
In life there is death…
and in death, there is life.
It is a beautiful cycle.
It is truly amazing.