††††††††††††††† Copyright © 2009 by William R. Mistele. All rights reserved.
(the cosmic letter U)
I am nothing
Without matter or energy
Vast, open space
Before there are stars and galaxies
Yet I remain
Beyond image, thought, color, sound, form, or name
I am before, outside of, and inside of time
What am I good for?
I am original being
Return to me when you seek purity
I dissolve all illusion and confusion
When all is gone, everything vanquished
I answer these questions:
Why has the universe
And why have you come into being?
I am the stillness underlying creation
Look around.† You can find me:
I am your life unfolding with beauty and harmony
What price must you pay?
Let go of ego and attachment
Fear and desire
Need and craving
I am the mirror of the enlightened mind
In which your life appears
Though subtle and difficult to grasp,
Iíll grant you that, †
Every event of history is my design
You and I are that entwined †††††
Those who desire me call me passion
Those who love me call me freedom
Those who find me within themselves
Become as I am
An infinite sea of compassion.