1. Outpouring.

Perfect Brilliant StillnessDavid Carse
"Whoever brought me here
will have to take me home."
– Rumi

there is only One
all else is illusion
    construction in mind
there is nothing happening here
there is only
One Being Awareness

stillness silence perfection
and in the stillness
    a breathing perhaps
    as if
there is only One

and all this is that breathing
all this is That
we are That
we are that One
yet not –

    not even we are One
    because there is no we
only One

nothing happening here
despite what it seems
nothing matters

the One breathing
is an Outpouring of
    pure blazing compassion
    love forgiveness beauty gift

and I find that I am not
who I thought I was
what I have called ‘myself’
is nothing – is an idea is
an accretion of memories
    attributes patterns thoughts
    inheritances habits ideas
which I can look at and say
not I
I am not this
as myself I simply
    am not
no self no me has ever existed –

there is nothing happening
    nobody here
there is only One
That is what I – is

I Am That
And That is All

and That is the Brilliance
which all this is –
    life death love anguish
    compassion understanding healing

the Brilliance within
where the Heart opens and there is
no self no one
only aching beauty
    and overwhelming gratitude


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