To be my own path – poem at the beginning of the book ‘Mysteries and Hymns of God, Cosmos, Humanity’

 

ORDER MYSTERIES AND HYMNS OF GOD, COSMOS, HUMANITY

I probed into the depths of the earth
I searched the heights of the sky
And they were full of movement:
a fiery birth
dazzling stars,
the extinction of volcanoes.

I looked about me
and everything was full of movement.
I saw people build,
and ascend the peaks of mountains
and perish in violence.

I then looked inside
and understood the restless movement there
as a birth of ardent desire,
building castles in the air
to be washed away by my tears.

And experiencing the suffering of humanity
I asked,‘What am I to do?’
A whisper reached my ear:
‘Be a stairway that reaches from earth to heaven,
on which they can take a step towards the light,’
But my heart was still restless,
and I asked again:‘What am I to do?’

A whisper reached my other ear:
‘Be a bridge connecting one bank to the other,
so that they may cross over the raging stream.’
But my head was restless, and I asked again:
‘What am I to do?’

But no more answer came.

Not from the heights nor from the deep,
Not from others and not from myself.
Space was without answers.
Need dissolved
in a silent no-need.
And I discovered that I was only able
to be my path in self-surrender.

(Pentagram 1988)

Source: Mysteries and Hymns of God, Cosmos, Humanity – Realizing the plan of God 

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