Gratitude is All that Remains

onenow By onenow, 4th Nov 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3lfh_tly/
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In the quiet, I get in touch with who and what I am, which is not this flesh and blood. These thoughts reflect my experience.

Gratitude Without a Me

You, beloved, fill me,
As nothing else can.
You transform my loneliness
Into solitude.
You incite my longing
To be an open vessel,
For your Life-giving essence
To flow in and through me
To show up
In my actions, my words,
My thoughts.

Oh, how painful
When my mind forgets
The loving embrace
Experienced in silence.
Oh, how this “Me”
Fights for survival.
How my “I Am” dreams
Of being needed, wanted, desired,
When I have once again
Forgotten the Truth;
The Truth that
I can never walk alone,
No matter what
I think.

Who is this I
Who thinks;
Who thinks he is flesh,
Bones and fluids,
Who thinks “he”
Is a him, different than
A she or a her.
He who notices
The apparent space
Between two forms
And deduces that
Separateness is what is Real,
Who focuses on differences,
Instead of similarities;
Who seeks pleasure for this
Form, he thinks he is.

Fill me beloved
So that I may never forget
To see with my heart
And not through my eyes,
My ears, my touch.
Fill me like the wind
Fills a tree,
Like the sun
Feeds a leaf,
Like a wave
Completes the shore,
Full till is no me
To remember or forget,
To imagine
A past or future,
To dream, or hope
Or find anything missing.

Fill me
Like new wine
In an old skin,
So there is no I
Which remains
But just
Truth,
Wholeness,
Oneness,
Allness
Nothing left to say
Nothing left to do
Just unchanging THAT;
Nothing, yet everything
Paradox consumed
In beingness;
Soul expanded
Chains released
Boundaries erased
Borders forgotten;
Beauty lived, breathed,
Integrated, owned,
Celebrated
Now and forever;
For they are one and the same,
Infinity in every instant
Time forgotten with form.

Gratitude is all that remains
But no “me” to be grateful
Just Love,
Undefineable,
Unexplainable,
Unimagined,
Simple ISness,
BEingness,
AMness.

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© Elliott Teters 2015
Picture Used by Permission at Pixabay.com
Prose will be published at http://www.secretstopeace.com

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Beloved, Gratitude, Meditation, Prayer, Silence, Thought

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I frequently refer to myself as a student of Love because everything I do is for the purpose of exploring and working to become the greatest expression of Love I am capable of becoming.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
4th Nov 2015 (#)

Excellent poem!

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author avatar onenow
4th Nov 2015 (#)

Thank you Fern.

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author avatar brendamarie
4th Nov 2015 (#)

Beautiful poem Elliott!!!!

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author avatar onenow
4th Nov 2015 (#)

Thank you Brenda Marie.

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author avatar Susan Hauck
5th Nov 2015 (#)

Beautiful, Elliott! I love poetry! Thanks for the share.

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author avatar onenow
6th Nov 2015 (#)

Thank you Susan.

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author avatar Retired
5th Nov 2015 (#)

Blissful musing! Wonderful. Paradox consumed in beingness--indeed. Bravo

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author avatar onenow
6th Nov 2015 (#)

Thank you friend. I appreciate the visit and the comment.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
5th Nov 2015 (#)

Thanks Elliott for this thought provoking share.

We should never forget the true self behind the show that we get lost in. We should believe in the permanence and reflect our gratitude for everything we are part of; then meaning and purpose will guide our life and contribution - siva

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author avatar onenow
6th Nov 2015 (#)

Thank you Siva. I agree with everything you said. Unfortunately with a lifetime of forgetting to overcome, the mind still takes over at times and thinks itself to be what is real. That always leads to pain and suffering. Fortunately the times when that happens are fewer and farther between occurrences, but they do still happen. Another 30 years of meditation and perhaps they will never happen at all.

Thanks for taking time to comment and to share your wisdom here.

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author avatar Shamarie
5th Nov 2015 (#)

I love the emotion in this piece!!!

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author avatar onenow
6th Nov 2015 (#)

Thank you my friend. I appreciate the visit and the comment.

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author avatar Carol Roach
9th Nov 2015 (#)

very beautiful and inspirational wonderful devotions

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author avatar onenow
12th Nov 2015 (#)

Thank you Carol.

I appreciate you.

-Elliott

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author avatar Susan Hauck
17th Nov 2015 (#)

Lovely piece. It spoke from the heart. Keep writing!

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author avatar onenow
17th Nov 2015 (#)

Thank you Susan. I am sure I will get back to sharing after Thanksgiving. I appreciate you! - Elliott

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