Friday, October 15, 2010

equal to nothingness

i do not know
what a human being must do.
i do not know
what a human being should try to get.
i think
that a human being can become part of nature.
i am feeling
that a human being is great because he is equal to
nothingness.
oh i am shaken,
how hopeful to be equal to nothingness!


12 comments:

willow said...

Deep thoughts this morning, my friend. Evocative image. Beautiful.

Elisabeth said...

I heard today on the radio that a well known Australian historian, Manning Clarke mentioned to the media that he held onto a 'shy hope' for the possibility of an after life, before he died.

I thought of these two words reading here - the notion of a 'shy hope'. Thanks, Steven.

steven said...

hey willow - i sure like takamura's words. the beautiful blue-grey rocks were a real treat to find in the middle of the woods. they leapt - in a gentle way - at my eyes. steven

steven said...

elisabeth - that's a cool connection. steven

Golden West said...

Happily, we are definitely part of Nature!

Delwyn said...

Hello Steven

While I am not writing much these days I do pop by and read now and then. This I love...
What an antithesis to the Great Dream of acquisition...in its various cloaks.

thank you
Happy days

Reya Mellicker said...

I think we are definitely part of nature. Certainly we are not supernatural, or subnatural for that matter. I guess that's nothingness!

steven said...

golden west - happily! yes!! steven

steven said...

reya - i believe we are - i think there are layers to nature that include supernature and subnature. steven

steven said...

delwyn! how cool to see you here!!! i miss your visits and then also the amazing blog you used to write every day. but i get your need for time, space and maybe especially space! steven

Dan Gurney said...

My first teacher in Buddhism told me it was his ambition to: "Leave no trace."

Ah, but he left some traces.

Many people loved him and when he died, now long ago, many missed him. And miss him still.

steven said...

beautifully written dan thankyou. steven