Your are a camera. You are a compulsive archivist.
See it. Save it as proof. Classify it. Validate it.
But there are other ways to use your miraculous
powers as a being of light ……..
You can create a sacred space with it which is
pure and exclusively positive.
It is a scared mandala of reality
suffused with goodness and light
in which there are no beginnings and
A fear may grip you round the throat.
A regret may pull you down and sap
Loss may haunt and cause you to lose
part of yourself along with it.
You madly snap pictures of these unbidden
images and feelings, then file them away
in the dusty stacks of your archives
to look up later and dwell on.
But if you put away your camera
and lock up the archives,
you will be able to activate your
sacred mandala of reality.
Then the image of fear appears
momentarily and transforms
into a beautiful rose.
The regret threatens to undermine you
but suddenly turns into a glorious orchid.
The dread of loss which can paralyse and
pinch you explodes into jungle grasses
and glossy tropical leaves dotted with red buds.
All that is negative is blown into a canopy
of gleaming blossoms which fall gently
at your feet.
The negative is like air pollution waiting
to contaminate you, to flood in through
your various lenses and filters to be
captured on celluloid. So, put the camera
of your mind away,
see it as a tool to be used occasionally,
and step into your sacred mandala
so that you can live in this world
according to your true nature.
Images: Heart care – https://www.megapixl.com/nexusplexus-stock-images-videos-portfolioartwork: ‘Mandala’ by Mariko Kinoshita ‘Buddha in Meditation’ – https://www.megapixl.com/sofiaworld-stock-images-videos-portfolio