“Everything changes once we identify with being the witness to the story, instead of the actor in it.”
― Ram Dass

 

Stepping back
Step back from my body
I witness the pain
witness the discomfort
and the pleasure
from this vantage
they are one and the same
sensations across the skin
Step back from emotion
love, sorrow, rage
again one and the same
weather patterns across a landscape
so much bigger and smaller than myself
Step back from my thoughts
that ever shifting pattern
given colour by my feelings
beliefs, whims, notions, insights
I step back and watch the play unfold
at once player and audience
improving wildly yet knowing
it is but pantomime
the witness sees all
knowing this life
to be but one act
in an eternal storyline….
— G A Rosenberg

 

Blessings, G

 

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Shadow amidst the FlamesShadows Amidst the Flames by G A Rosenberg

 

Shooting StarShooting Star by G A Rosenberg