October 7, 2004

In you is the Presence

Center of all centers, core of cores,
almond self-enclosed and growing sweet –
all the universe, to the furthest stars
and beyond them, is your flesh, your fruit.

Now you feel how nothing clings to you;
your vast shell reaches into endless space,
and there the rich, thick fluids rise and flow.
Illuminated in your infinite peace,

a billion stars go spinning through the night,
blazing high above your head.
But in you is the presence that
will be, when all the stars are dead.

Rainer Maria Rilke

2 comments:

Chodpa said...

Hi Meredith, I just wanted to let you know that I've moved my blog 'Luminous Emptiness', and that the new URL is:

http://luminousemptiness.blogspot.com/

and that from today I will be posting to that address, rather than to the old one. I'd be greateful if you could change your bookmark, if you had one.

As always, wonderful reading your posts :-)

best wishes,

Karmadungyu / Chodpa (a new id too!)

james said...

Have you read, "Power vs. Force" by Dr. David R. Hawkins? He is a mystic who talks about the Presence. I recommend his books if you have not read them yet.