Poetry about life

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A conscious sky
joins every grain of sand to every star,
knows life in every leaf
and blade of grass,
and every human being.

And all the beauty,
impermanence,
and fragility of life,
those fleeting moments
we’ll never know again,
that look in someone’s eyes,
the whispered word of love,
the hug that lingered,
as though
in all the moments streaming by
we could hang on to something
in this life,
all just memories,
echoes of lost times
gone forever.

The light from stars
is in our eyes,
the whole Universe
knows every moment,
every touch and glance,
every heartbeat,
and all the…


We can always find again

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There are sometimes moments
of unexpected realization,
moments of clarity,
like when we met that day,
with the ocean blown
into endless shifting motions,
causing boats to rock and heave
against the ropes,
and the recurrent shimmer
of patterns of reflected light,
moments helping us know
life’s always woven
into a single conscious space
throughout the Universe,
and we’re all expressions
of something larger
than our thoughts and words
can ever quite reveal.

And then, as nearby leaves,
flurried by the restless wind,
threw reflections across a mirror
in a cafe, where we looked
into each others’ eyes
and talked about our day,
there are…


Poetry about life

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And in the end
all we think
all we know
all we dream
and all we hope,
these are all just
shadows in the wind,
reflected sunlights’ dance,
moments gone forever,
gone like dreams
when daylight comes,
while clouds slowly stream
across the sky
and rain slides down
the window.

There’s nothing
to hang on to in this life,
we leave everything behind,
all we thought we knew,
all we felt, all we said,
everyone we loved,
all gone like wispy cloud
fading into sky,
echoes disappearing
in the breeze,
whispers in the wind.

But in this endless streaming tide
of…


Poetry about meaning

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While we have life
and moments to feel the sun
and wind on our face,
we also have time to find
some meaning in being human.

Time to know
the beauty in life
is in all the tiny moments,
those moments
when we’re listening to rain
fall gently on the window
as the wind sighs
through nearby trees,
while clouds slowly stream
across the sky
and there’s only the cry of birds
in the soft, early morning light.

Moments when the wind and sky
weave through our being,
and our heart knows
their endless space and freedom,
helping us know…


And is there a universal human reality?

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“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.”
— Philip K. Dick

What is reality?

And is there a universal human reality?

Is there a core human reality, underneath all the differences of language, culture and belief, that’s the same for all people everywhere?

A reality that’s more universal than the personal realities we create with our thoughts.

A reality that emerges from something deeper inside all of us, the universal consciousness inside all human beings.

A reality that’s only available in the here and now?

It’s certainly possible to find an intuitive realization of…


Poetry about life

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As time just slips away
like smoke blown in the wind,
or water slipping
through our fingers
and all experience
slides in the slipstream
of the here and now
like half-remembered dreams,
or passing shadows
on a sunny day,
a sudden intuition
can sometimes bring
the cosmic
into the here and now,
helping us dissolve
into the conscious sky
that fills the Universe,
the infinite silence
gazing through us
that can never be said,
only known
in the moment.

Intuition,
is the poetry of silence,
the breath of the invisible
in our heart,
the silent music
that’s written in the wind
across an endless inward sky
like…


What is consciousness?

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“There is no matter as such… All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particles of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together. We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent spirit. This spirit is the matrix of all matter.” Max Planck 1944. Winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics 1918.

What is consciousness?

And is there a single, universal consciousness inside all of us?

When we focus our attention on the space inside us, our thoughts begin to dissolve away…


Poetry about life

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We’re the Universe
taking on a human form,
and its conscious silence
breathes into our heart,
like light from stars
becoming love and dreams.

And though passing moments
seem written in the wind,
gone forever
as though they never were,
like footprints in the sand,
washed away
by streaming tides,
every moment’s woven in the stars
and lives forever,
as memories the Universe has
of every life.

And though there’ll be a day
when we’ll be again
the boundless conscious space
that was once a human being,
the silent music bringing new life
in the springtime
like the sunlight dancing
in the surface of the…


Is a new worldview possible?

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Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside of you” Rumi

When we’re born, the Universe becomes a human being.

It’s there inside us, a constant presence, through all the endless changes in our life.

A spacious consciousness as large as the Universe, knowing what it is
to be human.

And perhaps now, in 2021, we can begin the process of letting go of the worldview we inherit from the past and haven’t yet updated.

The materialist worldview, that matter is the primary stuff in the Universe, and our separate human brain generates consciousness, isn’t fit for purpose in…

Paul Mulliner

Writer and digital artist. On Medium: articles and poetry exploring consciousness as an intrinsic attribute of the Universe.

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