Hu (R U) maN?

지난달

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Who is hyoooman, am I, are you...
are you a Human Being?
Iz dat who yoU real-lie aRe?


Are you your legs or perhaps your eyes,
one of the social masks you wear
maybe some other disguise?

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Are you merely the role they gave you to play?
'Raging Psycho', 'Junkie', 'Sadistic Arsehole', 'Newage Hogwasher'
'MILF', 'Lost Soul', 'Knowitall', 'Pothead', 'Control Freak', 'Suit & Tie' etc?
Did you just fall for it, like I did - mistaking 'reel' and 'role' for 'real',
choosing apparent solidity of Thought over the magic of Feel?

Are you then a Human DO-ing?

Are you the lingering ache that lives in your breast;
through trauma and paranoia does your Being manifest?
What about sweaty palms; guilts; fears; desires, unshed tears
and all those intermittent joys across the swift waning years?

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You must be your thoughts then, surely Descartes was right
"I know that I am coz I see myself thinking"
or something in Latin along similar lines!
Am I thought itself then, unmoving, unblinking?

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What about the layers of identity I keep
rusty, dusty, manifold, multifaceted and deep;
why do tongues speak what is not really thought;
why does thought think what mouths dare not utter?
easier and more comfortable to remain asleep...
or so I think in my 'Comfort Zone' gutter!

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I am a Being, yes yes... I feel, I experience!
I experience and I feel even when thought is inactive -
such as when I am lost in awe
or observing the experience of thoughtless meditation
or passionately singing a mantra, football chant or national anthem
or even just enjoying a really good shite!

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But I am not the experience and I am not the details of my experience
At least I think I am not!
Indeed, thinking happens and then this happens:
I think, therefore I am.......confused

But I am not confused when I allow myself to feel
when I can feel my experience
or experience my feeling(s)
FULLY
coz then I am not seeking the moment
nor am I pushing it away
nor trying to control it
or define its shape.
I am being with it
just Be-ing
Present!

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....and that is when IT comes
softly, gently, lucid and into sight
on a whisper of breeze and in the dance of sunlight
a song of all ages, all creeds, all thoughts and all stages
bringing the freshness of rain and rest for the brain,
gathering gradually in strength a soothing refrain
repeated twice more and then ever again:

I am a being of light, I am spirit.
I take on form, I do not have form!

I am a being of light, I am spirit.
I take on form, I do not have form!

I am a being of light, I am spirit.
I take on form, I do not have form!

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As for me, I am not 'human' as such but I am having a Human Experience, the fact of which I am slowly waking up to. A barge is also a type of boat btw!

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