i sit down to write and
time is nothing but a thought;
a thought i am not thinking.
a bird in flight that leaves no trace –
the touch of knowing does not grab,
but leaves things as they are
traceless bird –
to know you,
& leave you as you are
“Like a bird in flight that leaves no trace, the touch of knowing does not grab but leaves things as they are.” (p 14.).
Puhakka, Kaisa. (2000). An invitation to authentic knowing. In Tobin Hart, Peter L Nelson & Kaisa Puhakka (Eds.), Transpersonal knowing: Exploring the horizon of consciousness. (pp. 11-31). New York: NY. State University of New York Press.
(trænsˈpɜr sə nl)
1. extending beyond or transcending the personal.
My hand is stiff and clammy from gripping the phone. I take a deep breath & I wonder, ‘what is like to be her?’
2. being or involving an altered state of consciousness.
That afternoon, sitting on the front step beside an empty tab of Panadeine Forte & the dregs of a beer I feel the gut punch of her rage, loneliness, & fear. From miles & years away I hear her voice, quiet and calm like I have never known her to be: I do the best I can Rowy. That’s all I can do.
transpersonal. (2010). Random House Kernerman Webster’s College dictionary. Retrieved from https://www.thefreedictionary.com/transpersonal