There was once a solid me You knew me by the labels Friend or colleague Or family--daughter, sister Mother, aunt, niece, cousin, wife... Or by my jobs or hobbies Or places I've lived And I knew you by your labels
But the labels were too constricting So I let go a little Roles changed Nurse became artist Some friends morphed into family Coworkers became friends And families divorced one another
But it was all very surface Expanded labels are still labels Roles played are still roles So I went deeper still To find Me beneath the me
And at first I found a composite A mosaic of conditioned beliefs And bits of all the people I've ever known But only as Perceived by me So no reality there
So I went deeper Into total expansion And disappeared Dead but more alive Empty but overflowing Nameless Labeless Even body-less
And yet life goes on Creation never ceases Aliveness never stops And sometimes this body Continues with old programs But the past is fading And it no longer matters There is no better or worse Only the dance of Aliveness
Cha cha or tango Waltz or samba All is choreographed By Aliveness...God...Creator
There was never a separate me And there isn't a separate you.