Saturday, February 11, 2012

What Is Really Here

Leonora Carrington - Fisher King

If you are in a hurry, you might miss this place; which would be unfortunate, because you can't get to where you want to go without passing through it.

If you have some mental image of what you are searching for, you might overlook this moment; which would be unfortunate, because what you are looking for is already here.

If you are bound up in your projection of what you imagine to be over THERE, you might not be able to feel what is really HERE, which would be unfortunate, because it is the reality of all there is and all you are.

Whether you flee intimacy with a human lover, or with THE divine lover, it is the same; there are a hundred thousand reasons to carry with you, but not a drop of water or a bite of nourishment in any of them.

-- Richard Power