The day you were born
a ladder was set up
to help you escape from this world.
what does it mean to regret having not completed it all? is it a natural defense against complacency or is it a sad and immoveable quandary? may we know that our lives are being fulfilled no matter what remains….to slow and breathe in may be a better way…..
Rilke once wrote that he dreaded dying ‘with unlived lines’ on his body. Like most of us, the great poet wanted to depart from this world having experienced his cycle of the years to the fullest, with no regrets. Existence is not over till the last breath, and we all have an obligation, a mandated even, to plumb its depths. And yet- as the masters in all great spiritual disciplines might add- it is true, but only relatively true. Because the world is maya-…
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