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Poetry: in the ether: spiritual freedom: inner balance: metaphor: poem

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in the ether


Indeed it is hard to have no grounding, no specific interest, no intention, no understanding of what one is, or what one is supposed to be. There is no certainty to begin with, no orientation point, only the vast amorphous madness of being, whipping and spinning us about from impossibility to impossibility, never touching down, but blowing us hither and thither, like winds driven and tossed in the wind.

Hard indeed to follow the course we cannot avoid taking.

Ah, how the spirit soars at the expense of its footing, though we must cease to be petrified, as the world drops mercilessly out from under our feet.

Drifting, and self-forgotten, fluid in infinity, we groove into the chaos. Swerving into the pleroma, we rejoin the legion of cosmic wanderers.

Yea, though we fall and fall and fall, struggling every unpredictable step of the way, eventually we become more adept at living out of balance seamen will tell you.



(excerpted from THE DREAM OF BEING: aphorisms, ideograms, and aislings, by Jack Haas)

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Books by Jack Haas,

Autobiography, Memoir, Spirituality, Mysticism, Comparative Religion, Poetry, Art, Photography.