On the Edge of All Possibilities

We speak of edge dwelling

as some sort of new fad

where one can find their wildness

that was lost, abandoned

yes, rejected

having accepted instead the promise of a comfortable existence.

To exist, but not to truly

Live.

 Sure enough, you will find that which you seek

on the forest’s edge

or that space between desire and endeavor.

But beware.

Edges are dangerous places

full of shadows and dark creepy crawly ruminations

ready to pounce

 devouring you, prey

Whole.

Do not venture here if all you long for is peace and comfort,

You will not find it.

Come only if your curiosity

cannot be satiated

and dreams forbid sleep.

The edge,

the origination of Truth

where life abounds and flourishes

and dies just as suddenly.

Here we feed on exploits to satisfy our longings

quenching our thirst on victory

or be consumed by our fears and obsessions.

We are predator, and prey

Both/And

No matter how much we strive to

exist beyond this way of being we cannot

We are both/and

Flesh/spirit

Creator/destroyer

Warmonger/pacifist

It is here,

on the edge of all possible being

we encounter the Divine.

This is the way to compassion….

About acdissek

I am a soul traveling sister who is about to embark on a pilgrimage of discovery, whose destination and purpose is yet a mystery. Along the way I hope to meet other pilgrims, sharing stories and wisdom of the heart.
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1 Response to On the Edge of All Possibilities

  1. Melissa says:

    Yes, Ann! Couldn’t help but think that you and Rumi had a conversation before you wrote this! Remember his words from the Guest House?

    “… some momentary awareness comes
    as an unexpected visitor.
    Welcome and entertain them all!
    Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
    who violently sweep your house
    empty of its furniture,
    still, treat each guest honorably.
    [s]he may be clearing you out
    for some new delight.”

    Liked by 1 person

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