|Living on the Edge, Ko'olau Ridgeline, Kamananui Trail Summit, HI, March 2019, iPhone 11 Pro © Steven Crisp|
Living on the Edge
What if Reality is that we are living on the edge? The edge of what?
Right on the edge of an epic cliff, the pinnacle of a mythic mountain,
Or perhaps the mysterious precipice of the Here and Now
Looking over the edge, we cannot even see the bottom
It’s occluded by the clouded thinking of our minds
Can you sense that, in your body? Yeah, I'm feeling a little vertigo, a little bit woozy
Exactly. That’s what I’m talking about. You’re tuning into it.
Your body knows something that your mind has chosen to ignore
Or is simply unwilling to recognize or acknowledge or process
And this is difficult to capture in words -- you have to feel your way
Indeed, language is both a pathway and a boundary between us. Say what?
Life is always about the whole of it … the totality and nothing … that is, No Thing
So that’s a little taste of Living on the Edge … a reframing of you ... if you will
It requires a bit of a shift from your rational mind toward your intuitive sense
But try not to get lost in the language; words are just a pointer, they’re not the point
Tell me, when did Creation occur? Uhh, I don’t know … about 14 billion years ago?
That’s just the Big Bang; I’m asking about Creation itself
Isn’t Creation happening this very moment? Indeed, only in this moment?
In fact, isn't that knife-edge precipice the very place where Life lives us?
The exhilaration of birthing this very universe, in the eternal Now
You are both an insignificant speck of stardust and a magical note in this universal symphony
Without you, this world would not exist … think about that … or rather, feel that and be that
Look deeply enough at anything in Nature and you will see it shimmer with Life’s creative energy
You are that very same creative energy … that inexhaustible, infinite potential
It’s coursing through your veins and thriving in the trillions of cells that constitute your body-mind
That creative energy is pumping every heartbeat, which races faster as you inch closer to that edge
Don’t worry! You cannot fall from this edge, but you can leap, and if you’re willing, soar
Above the clouds of us vs. them, of right and wrong, of judgment and even preference itself
Every present moment of awareness opens up new pathways into fresh insights
Loosening the grip of old habits and patterned reactivity, while healing inner wounds
Isn’t this the place you’d want to live, every day, every moment? Yeah, I think so
Trust me, thinking won’t get you there … indeed, simply let the mind quiet into stillness and peace
Sit with me, won’t you? Right Here, Right Now. Sure, why not ... I'd love to
Let us weave ourselves together into the emerging tapestry of this very moment
Words are not required. Let’s just feel our hearts beating together, as one. Can you feel that? Oh Yes!