Across the universe

posted Feb 20, 2010, 3:45 PM by ash ‎(evermindful)‎   [ updated Feb 20, 2010, 4:46 PM ]
In Australia we keep financial and business records for the last 5 years. We file these records away as supporting documentation for our tax returns. The amount of paper statements, notices, brochures and transactions is staggering.  In recent years these records have been piling up and a clean up was well overdue.

It's a big job scanning each piece of paper, validating the financial year, re-filing it or discarding it. However, this process offers a unique opportunity; the ability to relive experiences through transactions, statements, through paper. As I was going through this process I experienced a sense of liberation.  This was highly unexpected...

As I reviewed each piece of paper I experienced the associated moment rise, replay and pass. Each time the paper was thrown in the waste basket there was a true sense of letting go. It wasn't just letting go of the physical piece of paper; it was letting go of that moment, let getting go of the past.

I concentrated on this task for over eighteen hours which spanned two days. I stood and sat mindfully processing paper, mindfully letting go repeatedly...

“Words are flying out like endless rain into a paper cup, they slither while they pass, they slip away across the universe.”

“Pools of sorrow, waves of joy are drifting through my open mind possessing and caressing me.”

“Images of broken light which dance before me like a million eyes that call me on and on across the universe. Thoughts meander like a restless wind inside a letter box, they tumble blindly as they make their way across the universe.”

“Sounds of laughter, shades of life are ringing through my open ears exciting and inviting me. Limitless, undying love which shines around me like a million suns. 
It calls me on and on across the universe.”

However, unlike the song I know that “Everything's gonna change my world”. I see the inconstancy, impermanence and kammic nature of life. Across the universe is a transition in the mind, a place where everything is let go of with total unbinding. "Nothing's gonna change my world" will one day be true when I genuinely experience the fallacy of self.

Jai guru deva om → Jai triple gem om

With Metta ash