Life as a poem

Posted by Phillip Gordon on Sunday, October 11, 2009
It is interesting to note the way in which people go about their day to day lives.  Not the moments that bring relief or recreation, not the moments on holiday, or over a wine and food.  In these moments, our life is on hold, we are in the sacred space of football, or party, or eating, something other than the mundane.  Time and space drift away for the brief interlude of something other.  Where the poem writes itself is in our every day life, inside it, inside the relationships, inside the events that happen each day, they same ones over and over. This is the place where specifics can change,  where little things can change the course of a day.  This is where we write the poem, which is our life.

Consciousness for me is not the upward glancing gaze at something abstract, something of another time, staring at a place outside of your life. On the contrary, it is looking inward to discover who you are in the flesh and bones of you right here and now.  You are the brush stroke, the ink of the pen, the very swerve and curve of what you are making.  So why do so many people inhabit the poetry of others.  What we fail to see is that what we seek, is right here, and the very things that we want someone or something to deliver us from, is the stuff that will bring us the ultimate pleasure.  The stuff of our own poem rests with us always.

What is required is changing the relationship that you have with yourself.  Personal Transformation is the art of becoming what you are. It is not about becoming something or someone else. That is impossible.

What would you do with what you have now.  What line would you write that would express you right now.  With what you have, how would you paint your life.

The task is not to change who you are, rather it is to change the relationship you have with  your self.

Phillip C Gordon



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Phillip C Gordon I am an Alchemist, falling into the fires of transformation over and over as I realise the gold that I am. I choose to serve all humanity to that end, to raise the consciousness of humanity, one by one if that be the case. I am a writer, a speaker, an actor and fool.

Life as a poem

Posted by Phillip Gordon on Sunday, October 11, 2009
It is interesting to note the way in which people go about their day to day lives.  Not the moments that bring relief or recreation, not the moments on holiday, or over a wine and food.  In these moments, our life is on hold, we are in the sacred space of football, or party, or eating, something other than the mundane.  Time and space drift away for the brief interlude of something other.  Where the poem writes itself is in our every day life, inside it, inside the relationships, inside the events that happen each day, they same ones over and over. This is the place where specifics can change,  where little things can change the course of a day.  This is where we write the poem, which is our life.

Consciousness for me is not the upward glancing gaze at something abstract, something of another time, staring at a place outside of your life. On the contrary, it is looking inward to discover who you are in the flesh and bones of you right here and now.  You are the brush stroke, the ink of the pen, the very swerve and curve of what you are making.  So why do so many people inhabit the poetry of others.  What we fail to see is that what we seek, is right here, and the very things that we want someone or something to deliver us from, is the stuff that will bring us the ultimate pleasure.  The stuff of our own poem rests with us always.

What is required is changing the relationship that you have with yourself.  Personal Transformation is the art of becoming what you are. It is not about becoming something or someone else. That is impossible.

What would you do with what you have now.  What line would you write that would express you right now.  With what you have, how would you paint your life.

The task is not to change who you are, rather it is to change the relationship you have with  your self.

Phillip C Gordon



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