Natural Awakening - by Tarchin Hearn
Written April 24/00 Wangapeka
Peeing in a field
Stream of crystal cascading,
arcing through space
curving with the mystery of gravity
splatting against a flowering weed
and spraying fountain-like radiant orbs
raining down in all directions.
Cells of plants shifting in response to salts and temperature.
Tiny insects, flattened, life terminated by a blob of liquid as
vast as the sky.
Soil creatures responding to sugars and acidities
A world of countless beings transforming
Bending the face of the universe
Responding to a shower of pee.
Thirsty roots happy in the rain of blessing.
Bursting cell walls and crushed legs and antennae
writhing in the great eco-disaster.
The satisfaction of emptied bladder.
Soaking in the sun and thinking happy thoughts.
Life flows on
No stepping out to ponder skilful action
Our stepping out is itself an action.
Breathing in, the world transforms.
Breathing out, the world transforms.
Drinking in, the world transforms.
Peeing out, the world transforms.
The first step of natural awakening is to bring peace to the frantic
reactiveness in body, emotion, and intellect; to encourage the balm
of ease and clarity, to thoroughly moisten the entire arising now.
The second step: Resting in the place of nowhere else to rest,
the thinking begins to look deeply into all perceived assumptions;
to translucentise all opacity.
The third step is to learn to dwell in this, in a wider and wider
range of circumstances, all the time discovering an ever greater
depth and profundity of question.
The fourth step is to interact with each and every being from this
place of boundless wonder, interaction, interbecoming.
The fifth step is to realise that the first four have been effortlessly
arising all the time.
The sixth step is innate humour, joy, clarity, presence, nothing
more to "practice" resting in the fullness of nowness