The Neglected Self

Relinquish yourself.
I mean this little voice
That feels it is in charge,
Entangled in things and situations.

Leave it behind.
Take height.
Experience how you can be
Detached from it.

Let it uninvolved,
It will smoothly die;
Will be englobed
By something higher, bigger.

It will release 
Its illusory presence,
Replaced by the one only being
That it so superbly ignored.

Be global. Be whole.
Take your stand as
The one thing in you that is
Complete, encompassing, ever present.

Stay with it. Be it.
For it is you, the real you
That you have left behind
Unexplored, unseen, neglected.

For you have busied yourself
With all things apparently separate;
Have engaged in an endless conversation
With a precarious little voice. Don’t.

Be like a prince: watch every thing
From the heights of your Self.
Let yourself go. Be with what is left.
With your long-neglected Self.

 

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Text and photo by Alain Joly

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Suggestion:
Voices from Silence (other poems from the blog)

 

2 thoughts on “The Neglected Self

  1. Very nice
    I also write poetry and am wanting to start to publish my works.
    Thank you for sharing

    Mike
    Ps: I heard you play classical guitar at Buckland Hall on talent night. I don’t think we had a conversation maybe next time?

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    1. Thank you Michael. Wonderful that you want to publish your poetry. I’m looking forward to reading it sometime. I hope we get a chance to talk. My classical guitar practice is going on and off, so progress is at best scarce…

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