William Michaelian

Poems, Notes, and Drawings

Infinite, Deep, Profound

To witness a miracle, spend a day, a few hours, or even a few minutes listening to your body. Be still. Don’t sit in judgment. There’s no need for words. Notice where it hurts. Notice where it doesn’t. Notice your heartbeat, and the rise and fall of your breath. Notice your digestion. And along with this noticing, notice too how everything is happening of its own accord. The body is happening. Like the universe itself, from which it can’t be separated, the body’s wisdom is infinite, deep, profound. The same miracle that gives birth to stars and suspends them in space, animates your flesh and sends light flashing from your eyes. To be unappreciative and unaware of this is the beginning of abuse, and it goes to the heart of environmental degradation. The vastness of space and all it contains, the rivers and oceans, the birds, the mountains, the deserts, the flowers, the grass, the trees — this is your body. And the people. Do you see?


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