Beyond You and Me

Every time I open my eyes
I see a you and me.
Even when I close my eyes
you and I continue to exist,
because these eyes and this mind
are conditioned to separate
what really exists as one.
The you that I see
is everything that I’m not.
The me that I see
is always a familar stranger
catching himself looking
into the cosmic mirror of life.
The me that you see
is the me that
you think I am
and the me that
I reflect from the mirror.
If we crawl much deeper
into this cosmic space,
all lines between us give way
to something singular
that exceeds whatever
you or I represent
separately or together.
In this space
you and I cease to exist.
For in this space,
nothing exists–
no you or me–
separate from anything else.
And in this space
you and I surrender
all form and conditioning.
And there we rest us one.

Note: This poem embodies the concept
of nonduality, which is a literal translation
of the Sanskrit term advaita. That is,
things remain distinct while not being separate.
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8 thoughts on “Beyond You and Me

  1. I like the way you have taken in the Hindu concept of Advaita. You can chk that on my Gita blog. I write there off and on.

  2. Thanks Kai, Trinitystar and Floots.

    Kai, hope you are feeling better.

    Namaste, Trinitystar.

    Reflect we do in the cosmic mirror, Floots.

  3. thank you for always stopping by!
    i know i haven’t visit lately
    but i’m checking up your poetry right now

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