FLEETING MOMENTS OF FIERCE CLARITY: Moving Mandala of the Soul
by L.M. Browning

Years spent defining this self
—carving out the edges of this mind—
the channels of this spirit.

Now to take that sculpture of identity,
which over time becomes the mask,
and shatter it.

To achieve perfect knowledge
of the soul within—to experience
that fleeting moment
of fierce clarity.

Then to surrender.

To grasp the known
and then transform again
into the unknown.

The grains of sand
from the mandala of soul
that take one form

are scattered—swept away—

then regathered
to make a new form.

Definition and evolution.
Empowerment and surrender.
We come into knowing
then set back out as the student.

The child and the elder
are one and the same.

We are free
only when we allow ourselves
to be boundless.

Do not drive yourself insane
longing for the destination.
Live while on the journey.

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Photo by Frank McKenna

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