Two from one! This is the root of suffering. Only perceive that I am one without two, Pure awareness, pure joy, and all the world is false.There is no other remedy! -Ashtavakra Gita 2:16
I live my life in terms of two; all I think I am versus all I wish to be. But it doesn’t end there, these terms of two divide into the mask I wear which society ascribes to me… father, son, brother, friend, citizen and so on… make a list and I see with my own eyes these ‘selves’ beyond two. I have selves that touch like a gray mist. Others are total opposites; so far apart that it’s a wonder they could ever coexist in one body, one mind.
But am I ever really just one even in a metaphysical sense? The body changes in substance as every day new cells take over for dying cells. I am not the same physical entity I was a week ago. And new thoughts invade the mind and consciousness swells slowly taking in all that is subconscious. For a river never flows the same way twice and I am never the same minute by minute as I walk through this life. All I see, in terms of two and beyond…
What if I could be all that I hoped the universe to be, a micro to macro synergy; the things I strive for that all too often take a back seat… in total acceptance and proper intention for all that is with hatred toward none; to love oneself, not in a narcissistic sense but in honoring the vessel that carries and sustain me for to honor this ship is to honor all in terms of one.
Can I behold forms and patterns of nature’s perfection out of respect and awe with a sense of responsibility? To go forth without fear; different while not using that difference as a wedge… knowing all is one. Can I find a way to conjure that spirit and make it a reality… travel that holy road to a hallowed ground, the quintessence, the fifth element, the holy spirit, being… in terms of one?
For what am I ultimately but a part of the whole and by default, a part of the secret behind the whole. And if the whole and the secret are one and I am a part of that sacred lineage, are they not of me… and are they not of you! Thus, there is not a circumference, only the center which is everywhere and contains all there is. And that includes the two of us.