RETURN TO LIGHT…

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I am reminded of the TSK practice called ‘Return to Light’,

“Look within your thoughts… Become familiar with darkness; be ready to let yourself sink into it without losing awareness completely. Gradually you will be able to sense fluctuations within the dark: moments that are more luminous, when experience seems lucent and free. The quality is one of shining through, of a delightful aliveness. To dwell within these moments is to engage a familiarity with light that makes its own path…”
Dynamics of Time and Space’, by Tarthang Tulku, p. 327

FIREFLY
By Ken McKeon

I know nothing,
That’s my reason
For still fishing in the muddy rain puddles
That line my mind on forgotten trails,
I will never catch anything,
But I have caught that thought,
I have held it near to me,

It’s a sad realization,
A flickering bulb,

A firefly that dots and shifts around a bit,
Then vanishes
Like a touch of silence in this noisy world,
I’d follow that small touch out,
Enter it, hang around,
Stay as quiet as I can,
Maybe it will show itself again,
This quiet nub of light,

Heart of light, fire light, this wisp of a small winged thing,

The open mind that came up with that
Well might make my heart sing,

So cool, so wonderful,
The love that silence brings.

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. For the past several years, David has curated the CCI Facebook page, which is often TSK-focused, and he 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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