You walk the world invisibly

we see the outer shell of things & treat that as the truth of it.
we reach a certain conclusion about a person or event
& think this is a sufficient explanation for the actions
that have occurred. we arrive in the middle of a stage play &
we think we know the whole plot & how it will probably turn out!

we live our days swaddled in the tatters of our misconceptions,
comforted by its shreds of warmth, oblivious to its subtle
corruption. we are content with our limitations, glad for the
boundaries they provide: we have made fine art out of our careful
limitations. why seek the inconvenient truth when dogma is
handy, available, & offers abundant support freely?

Shiva, You walk the world invisibly because the truth is less
desirable than the lies that inflame & keep knowledge hidden.
Shiva, You walk the world invisibly because entertainment
gets substantially more votes in the world than the truth ever does.
Shiva, You walk the world invisibly because so few really
hunger to see You & know You. they are afraid to pay Your price.
I, who have nothing, can pay Your price because You matter the most.
i give it all to You. the world means nothing to me without You.
You are the magic that lights up the color, the sparkle, my life!
OM NAMAH SHIVAYA

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.

7 thoughts on “You walk the world invisibly”

  1. Oh my dear friend…what wonderful Truths you feed us in your carefully chosen lines…so many..but my favorites are these:

    we arrive in the middle of a stage play &
    we think we know the whole plot & how it will probably turn out!
    I have been and most likely still am guilty of this hubris in my life.

    comforted by its shreds of warmth, oblivious to its subtle
    corruption.
    Yes, as you say, swaddled and hugged secure, we hang on to our misconceptions as a way of protecting ourselves, from what is real.

    Thank you my dear friend for your amazing insights, no matter what we believe in..these lines open up the depth of what the Truth really is…and how far, most of us are from it.
    ๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฆ‹๐ŸŒน

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