Your Other Names

Containers break.  Eras end.
thingness only a stopping ground,
a pause on the train station, followed by moving on.

You were never yourself
everything cresting and falling,
giving way, again, to the ocean.

When you know that you are just a disco party
of cells that came together for a time,
you’ll live like the blazing sphere that you are,
and dance with the spheres around you.

High Resolution Hands and light

You won’t ask them or tax them,
or want them to be anything.
You’ll be boogieing in the sun, and look
over your shoulder, breathless, to say

Quick! It’s only for a moment that we are this.
Let’s watch our knees glisten
As we land from a raucous jump.
Let’s wait and watch our hands darken
Covered with night.

Let’s cry, at the realness of it,
and the dreamness of it,
for a time.”

Tara Sophia Mohr from Your Other Names

Posted by | Paul Reynolds
Paul has been a yoga teacher on the Island of Kauai for many years and is the facilitator of the weekly Living the Question Blog - a repository of wisdom and inspiration. Paul also produces and hosts Le Guru is You Radio Show, showcasing everyday gurus.

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