Non-Duality: The Paradox of Being (Poem)

As I explore the philosophy of non-duality more in my life (something I’ve loved since the start of my spiritual journey), these words came to me spontaneously the other day like lightning blasting the earth.

May they call you back Home, beyond the separate ego self, to the undivided, untameable nature of reality and your deepest, most primordial Self:

Non-Duality: The Paradox of Being

I am not a good person, I am not a bad person.
I am normal and weird; strange and bland.
I am happy and sad, angry and peaceful.
I’m a whore and a virgin,
A saint and a sinner.
And neither of those extremes.
I am your worst nightmare and your wildest dream, and absolutely nothing at the same time.
I am chaos and order,
Birth and death,
Light and dark.
I dance and create and move,
And I contract and dissolve and annihilate.
I am spiritual and unspiritual,
Nice and nasty,
Sane and insane,
Male and female,
Night and day,
And all at once none of these labels.
How to define the undefinable?
I am so frail, awkward, and human,
And so endless, vast, and divine.
I am “me” but not me,
Animal, snarling, bloodthirsty,
Then polite, kind, and charming,
None of these labels define me.
How can the sky be captured?
How can the ocean be bottled?
How can Life itself be tamed?


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3 responses to “Non-Duality: The Paradox of Being (Poem)”

    1. Thanks Daniel! ❤️‍🔥

      Liked by 1 person

  1. nice!

    (and not nice. and both. and neither. and neither both nor neither. and…)



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