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Saturday, May 4, 2013

ultimate thing


The ultimate thing, the thing that lies behind all things. That thing without legs, without body, without mind, always ahead of you, always faster, always on the move. The ultimate thing. 

From time to time, out of the darkness, in a still moment, it will turn around and whispers to you, it will say, ‘Now, my friend, now is the time.’ And perhaps you will hear it, and act. Or perhaps not.


And sometimes it may even stop dead in its tracks, the ultimate thing. You can miss this easily and glide right past, unaware. Or you can collide with it head-on and sink right into it; and then the day-to-day mechanics fall away from under you, and there you are in the middle of this thing, the ultimate thing, neither happy nor upset, neither this nor that, just there, as vast as you ever were, as though in the middle of an engulfing fire. 

And it is then that you realize it is no thing at all, this ultimate thing, it’s just you.