Saturday, October 4, 2014

Al-Hakam: Arbiter of the Senses

We say,
I “see”, I “smell”,
I “hear” and so on—
each sense filtered through
our ego.
Each brush of our nervous system
against the world
against even ideas
becomes a layer in this I-ness,
becomes part of a story
we tell ourselves.
We take data and make it
But here is the flip,
the Neo-move for the day:
what if we perceived the world with God’s eyes,
yes! give away ears, tongue, touch, nose
to a wider Being?
Run outside now,
and tell me how it feels!


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