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The Open Mind
by +Steven Curtis Lance

Saturday, September 11, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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for my friends in Aklan

The Open Mind

for my friends in Aklan

I have the magic in me and I think you do too
As I realize those really are stars in your eyes
And because you were reading this I already knew
About you just the way you must have known about me

Or else we both got lucky but that too suggests the point
That the universe smiles a proud parent to see
Some someones of the many one who turn out not to disappoint
Appointed as we have been to return eternity

The ones who understand some of the some if not for everyone
The some who do what must be done the sum of me and you
Unequivocal equation universal evocation
Vocation vocalized in transcendental invocation

And ever the reflection of forever as we realize
It turns out better than we knew being me and being you
Being us unfolding like the lotus everlastingly
As new beginnings here and now begin to be begun

Listening to silence we are called from everywhere
Enlightened to enlighten called above it all to love
To simply be and then to see what happens next from there
From where the heart finds out about how now is anywhere

As some someones are drafted other someones volunteer
With all of us together many one now and here
And each of us according to our specificity
Since we who are of many one are anyone we please

Finding who we are each of us shooting like a star
Or leaf in autumn lifted by the wind to fall the other way
If only for a moment now but beautifully and when
We fall we only fall to catch the wind to rise again

Discerning algorithms of untold realities
Present in the promises of parallel eternities
The possibilities become the Dao of now as learned from then
As if to scry the multiverse projected on the midnight sky

Revealing and peeling the layers away
Concealing this the present given here and now today
And not to be ungrateful but to try to understand
Gleaning meaning overlooked by harvesters who hurry

As hidden in plain sight we find today where yesterday left it behind
Thinking it tomorrow and that it would never come
But those who say it does not said it yesterday when it was not
And come what may it has come now at least to some of the some

Being who we are and speaking what we have to say
With authority and not as the scribes anymore
Worrying spacetime like a dog a bone to find the paradigm
But not that way a person does because the magic does not worry

Continuing with the continuum since whether or not we do it will
Keeping on going growing and knowing that what we do not know will be known
Someday someway having learned it the hard way first but this time not alone
In movement in stillness as movement moves on and we move on moving still

On the journey of a lifetime seeking wondering what for
And finding it to recognize the stars reflected in each other's eyes
As none but some of the some and we really are seeing stars we realize
And wonder what else we might be seeing what other wonders we might see being

Finding ourselves there in the eyes of everywhere and seeing how
With so many stars to comprehend too many to explain now
So many to count but if anyone would one could only number them one
Of the ones of the some of the some with the magic within beginning again

Nor are we disappointed by what comes at the end
At least at the end of the part we can see
When it comes let it come then like the long lost friend
It is which we have not seen since the other end of be

And having come this far by questing now we rest with life suggesting
Being was a mindful riddle but a game we won
Out of hiding feeling riding the wheel in the days of always to find
As if it were an open car the freedom of the open mind

+Steven Curtis Lance

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Reviewed by jude forese 9/11/2010
yep yep indeed ...
Reviewed by Lew Duffey 9/11/2010
being me and being you let us keep an open mind.
God bless,

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