A Sage of Spheres

Amitabha_Buddha-Large_size_picture_2“The Sage falls asleep not because he ought to, nor even because he wants to, but because he is sleepy.” ~Raymond M. Smullyan

We live in a busy world, with busy people using busy things. Sometimes in all of this “business of busyness” we forget to stop and remember where our feet are even planted, and where life has taken our feet.

Some find life to be a chore; a mundane routine of waking, eating, working and sleeping. From this perspective many can understand the toil that many people endure. Within this repetitive cycle we find vices and distractions, those things which keep the sanity in an otherwise fruitless endeavor of life. We make weekend plans, take vacations, start relationships, form addictions and take yoga classes. We distract from the life we live, then we die having never truly embraced its essence.

The sphere of spheres is everything, containing not just the parts we like, but the parts we dislike, the parts that scare us, and the parts that we love as well. It is whole, but has no wholeness to it. It is above comprehension, not visible but blurred, yet within it is vision; within it are forms within forms. Some call it God, some call it divine consciousness, some call it Nature.. Some call it Tao.

I recall a time in life when nothing made any sense, when my greatest concerns were who I was going to see at the weekend party or how I would pay for the gas to get there. My days were blurred together with work, school, empty beer bottles and a broken wallet. It seemed as though that life would never change, nor did I concern myself with a desire to make it change. But, as all things do, change did happen. I woke up from my dream, and looked at life through no filter. I was mad at what I saw and saddened for the time wasted.

During this time, the lure of the open road called me as it often does still, and I set out on a journey. Along this journey I found that as the landscape changed around me as I traveled, I began to change as well. I recognized that the change was constant, yet not visible. Perhaps โ€œchangingโ€ is the wrong word. Flowing instead.. Life was flowing all around me and I was in the middle of it, riding its wave, letting its energy push me forward. This is where my path began, and my direction then became clear.

All paths are different. No other can walk a path for us. Just as the days are unique to us all, so to is the path. This being said, the days ahead are filled with lessons to learn, mistakes to make and promises to keep. They are full of life, just as in this moment you are indeed alive. The past is gone, but its lessons are kept alive on the board. Just ask the sage…

The sage will smile at his life at every moment, for he knows that he needs not to affirm that he is alive; he needs not regret of the past nor worry for the future. He sees this moment as all that exists within all of existence. He is bonded to the sphere of spheres in a continuous evolution of one perfect singularity; one perfect moment that continues to flow. This moment is the only place heโ€™s ever been, and he feels this with his mind, body and soul.

When the grind of life, the ratrace, the vicious cycle of daily monotony begins to take its toll, simply remember that we are not here for punishment, this is not a prison sentence, and we certainly are not meant to toil in the mud. We are spiritual beings simply traveling home, and making sense of it all is not what’s important, but living life is truly what matters.

Life moves and we must move with it, but never distract yourself from one part or another. Embrace this completely and love it now, in this perfect moment.

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35 thoughts on “A Sage of Spheres

      1. You’re more than welcome…I’m taking a hiatus from the rat race and being decidedly “unbusy” and your post perfectly describes why I made this choice

  1. Sometimes it’s just too easy to forget to actually be present in the moment ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for the reminder! Blessings! Ann

  2. These posts of yours are truly inspiring and I feel like I’ve happened upon them at precisely the right time in my life. Thank you for this, can’t wait to see what else you may have in store.

  3. “We distract from the life we live, then we die having never truly embraced its essence.” – so simple, ironic, and true. Today my psychology class were discussing about mental disorders and we came upon a more humorous approach of it from a person who’ve had it speaking about it on TED. She was saddened to be the bearer of a tragedy : our pets are happier than us.

    1. Thank you.. Truth is usually found in irony, and more often in simplicity.. and such a true approach to a gentle subject. I like to think that many people wish they were just simply a well loved and cared for dog or cat, I know I do at times. Maybe it’s the napping that’s so alluring..lol Best wishes to you ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. I do so wish I were my cat. I think it’s our curiosity (?) that kills us, trying to reach and then impossibly satisfy to a new level of complexity in our minds. No thanks to busy society of course.

        It’s alright, on the weekends I get to be a human potato sac. I guess it’s alright.

        All the best ! (:

  4. This moment is the only place heโ€™s ever been, and he feels this with his mind, body and soul – Just beautiful. As my mind is in and out of the moment today, this was a beautiful reminder to not resist and be with it all.

  5. thank you mr knowthesphere’ for your like
    most likes I get on my blog, seem to have a commercial background, and I always check it’s ‘giver’ but in your blog I feel a connection. Another honest life traveller :-). Love to you!

      1. Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚ it was (and still is), originally a photo blog. But because I was born on April 1st, I decided to give myself a gift of poetry a day ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll be reading away on your blog. Your topics and subjects are what my soul craves to read and feel ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Thanks for the follow; I visited your site because of it. I really like this post. The advice to “live in the moment” has become trite; it no longer impacts us with the power it should have. You do a great job of infusing the concept with new life.

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