camping out on garret mt.
eating hot-dogs and beans
<old german> cops use to chase us
never caught us
we use to see their badges
shining in the moon-light
Mike Jenkins is a very good writer on nonduality. The
following is from his blog at
Come in, the waters lovely!
by admin on July 5, 2011
The metaphor of the ocean and the wave is often used in non-dual pointing
and with good reason. Its a very powerful metaphor. It stands to illuminate the
futility of seeking and the delightful surprise that you already are what you
As separate individuals, we are much like waves upon the ocean. But we are
waves that have forgotten that we are ocean. In this forgetting, we long for the
ocean, to have the ocean, to be the ocean.
The waves can also stand to represent experience. Feelings of sadness,
craving, irritation, longing, frustration, anger, despair, hopelessness. The
wave can represent other people, our jobs and careers, our past, the imagined
future, all stories. In essence, the wave represents all appearances here,
including you. You and the story of you is simply another appearance here,
another wave upon the ocean.
For many of us, living life as if we are separate from that which we long
for can be painful. The wave desperately longs to have or be the ocean and
because it is convinced it has to find it somewhere, because it looks everywhere
for the ocean, it never finds the ocean. It never finds the essence of itself,
because its essence is not lost. It never finds the ocean outside of itself,
because it is already the ocean.
So, is there anything the separate wave can do to realise it is already the
ocean? This is a tricky question because one cannot pick out the ocean as
anything distinct. The ocean is all there is. You could call the ocean being
and being is all there is. Everything you see, hear, feel, taste, smell, touch
and think is being, is the ocean. So, a part (you) cannot really look a the
whole. Whenever a part of the whole looks at the whole, there is always
separation. There is subject looking at object. There is only subject, arising
as all objects, including the object you, mind and your story.
The separate wave looks out at the vast ocean and imagines the ocean is
something different than itself. As separate individuals, we read about freedom,
wholeness, being, non duality, oneness and we imagine it to be some thing
other than what we are.
If you do look however, you will see that this solid, separate entity you
take to be yourself, your sense of I is not solid at all. It comes and goes
throughout the day. And in deep sleep it vanishes all together. So, this
separate you is not a fixed constant. It too is constantly happening, constantly
rising and falling away in the space of here and now. You are the space of here
and now (the ocean, being, oneness, wholeness) but that space cannot look at
You can however look at the structure and edifice of separation and that
can sometimes bring about the realisation, the seeing that the wave is and
always was 100% water, 100% ocean. It may then be seen that you cannot not be
what you long for, that this is never not this, being is never not happening.
we would go to canizzaros
3am by the garage door
and benny would
warm cream and jelly doughnuts
such memories I am