Knowing the Unknown
We live our life in the realm of change and uncertainty. Whilst this includes the known, it also creates the unknown; like the two sided of the one coin; like the back and front of the one hand.
Whilst we may feel okay with the known; maybe we can also become comfortable with getting to know the unknown and not filling it with fear and trepidation.
The unknown can be acknowledged, accepted and allowed into our life as my verse below expresses.
KNOWING THE UNKNOWN
How do we,
Be with, feel with, know with:
That which is unknown to us?
Do we face the ‘unknown’
And flounder in frustration and fear;
Taint our mind with the tincture of torment?
Or can we gently,
Caringly, lovingly, wisely;
Receive and accept into our Mind-Heart the Unknown?
Can become known to us,
Intimately, lovingly, deeply.
The Unknown that lies and lays and lives,
Within our Mind-Heart as a
Pregnant pause of pulsing possibility and potential.
The Unknown is the next breath;
The Unknown is the next moment:
The Unknown is the next life
For there is more to us and of us that remains Unknown,
Than what has been known or is that is now known.
There remains the realm, the world, the universe of realising possibilities.
The ‘All’ that is the Unknown,
Can appear to us as Spaciousness,
Can speak to us as Silence and can dance with us as Stillness.
And of Stillness, Silence and Spaciousness;
These can be opened to, allowed, accepted;
They can be felt, enjoyed and lived into.
In knowing the Unknown,
There is no thrust of threat or fear to face;
There is just the pause that is presence of Peace.
So how tiresome, tragic and terrible;
If all that could, would or should be known;
Was known to all of us, always, already!
Here there would be no new corner to turn;
No further insight, understanding or appreciation;
No new hill, horizon or mountain to meet.
The beauty, boast and blessing of the Unknown,
Is that it is the child of change and uncertainty and will grow to become the parent of possibility,
Alive and living within us all at the edge of the now and the corner of the known!