thread by thread

as i age i become more fully aware of the softly binding skein
of attachments that surrounds the body-personality & weaves it
into the world of having & doing. the requirements, activities,
appointments! the expectations, desires, hopes, education & training!

lifelong this weaving persists, layer upon layer of entanglements,
of outer achievements & awards. i am held & cocooned within the
complex itineraries of others, drawing me further & deeper
into the world, securing me into the expanding global order.

thread by thread & stitch by stitch, i am now cutting through & pulling apart
the widespread web of hypnotic ties that urgently seeks to reattach.
the sociocultural necessities snort & snuffle restlessly,
while i steadfastly turn my back & struggle free; turn my back on them all.

ah, but love has caught me up, has charmed & secured me with a holy hand
that i cannot deny or flee! love has fixed me in place here & will not
let me go. it is more than i am: it is vast, & it is replacing
all other attachments with itself. Your universal medicine has
found me, Shiva, as i now merge with the many into the sacred One.

Your divine love dissolves the ties of the world & it dissolves me also,
Shiva, into the great spiritual heart where life always throbs as One,
knowing no other, & all pending accounts are paid in full forever.

Author: swadharma9

i am 81, living in a nursing home and deepening my spiritual life as is appropriate as one ages. i am a student of the Sanatana Dharma and a devotee of Lord Shiva.

6 thoughts on “thread by thread”

  1. Such a beautiful expression of how hard it is to cut through the web of attachments to merge into infinite. Each poem of yours creates a clear picture of the path a seeking soul must follow. Thank you, Joy. 🙏🏼♥️🦋🔱

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    1. such is the nature of a sadhana journal🙏🏼🕉️🙏🏼the hands-on stuff can come out🤗it amazes me what can emerge to speak sometimes👁️👁️i am essentially partnered with Shiva🙏🏼🔱🙏🏼it is a wonderful part of my life🌹


  2. I love this picture of you and your words are pensive and wise (befitting your years) I agree with you, in the end and in the beginning, it is love…that never wilts with time, and holds us all joined together as one in the One. Beautiful J.❤️

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