“You are not you but you are Him and there is no you.” - Balyani
When I walk it is the totality walking
Every cell takes that step
Every cell makes that step possible
Every molecule and atom is the Shiva dance
When I sing it is the birds, the flowers and the ocean floor singing
Could this voice ever be raised
Were it not for them?
Were do I find this self I so cling to?
Am I the pumping of blood?
The cycle and recycle of O2 and CO2?
The delicious meal I had last evening?
The coffee I sip as I write?
Am I the the neuron and synapse?
The thoughts that move the fingers that strike the keys?
Which transformed into the electric world of CPU, RAM, spinning disks
Guided though countless passageways
And endless Yes/No questions
Finally find their way to you
Then through yet another inconceivably complex set of functions
Each itself the result of unfathomable history
Finally form a word thought in you
So whose thought is it?
Is it mine?
Or is it the unknown inventors of language?
A thought appears
But not without the creation of countless neuro-structures
Each a moment in time
A flash in infinite continuity
Never still, never resting as a thing
So where is the self
Is it in the thought "I am?"
This momentary eruption of beginning-less piece parts
Singing together for a lengthy nanosecond
To form the fleeting "I am"
There is no self but all self
I is We
We is the totality
I is the moment
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