OPENING TIME…

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If you don’t have to, try NOT to blitz the dawn… the unrushed moment can reveal the immensity of ‘zero’, and recognizing that space from which everything unfolds… like that opening when the forgotten is on the tip of the tongue… before a tumble of particulars are told… grateful for that expanse… you are the very background from which the imperative ‘me’ endlessly consolidates…

MORNING TIME
by Ken McKeon

Each morning when I wake I do
Three clockwise rotations of my head,
Then three counter, these as I sit
On the edge of my bed, I find

Doing so displays my impatience
With myself, my given lot,
With where I am morning time,
The bedroom, the steep stairs,

The front door opening to the porch
And then the few brick steps,
And all the world beyond,
Best to allow things to begin

As they can and will, best not
To force the presence of the day,
Allow everything to stretch and wake,
And everything begins with me,

I think this and know I’m kind
Of off, even before I appear
There’s this slowly blossoming
Presence of the whole, and

Even before that a deeply silent
Barest sense of openness,
No after, no drift, no fall, no rise,
And then the day begins to have its say.

About David Filippone

David Filippone has been a student of Tarthang Tulku’s Time, Space, Knowledge (TSK) vision for over twenty-five years. For the past fourteen years, he has studied TSK and Full Presence Mindfulness with Jack Petranker, director of the Center for Creative Inquiry (CCI). He also participated in programs offered by Carolyn Pasternak of the Odiyan Center. David curated the CCI Facebook page for five years, which is often TSK-focused, and he currently serves on the CCI Board of Directors. The CCI Facebook page can be found at the following link... https://www.facebook.com/CenterforCreativeInquiry/
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