Living and thinking about it
There is a fine distinction
Yet a crucial one … Think on
Until thinking runs its course

About Ben Naga

The Spirit that graces me with its passing has no name and stems not from thoughts and words, though it gathers them up as it flows, but from feeling.

Posted on August 9, 2019, in Wee Poems and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. I was just talking to my husband how I feel that so many people go through their lives, living in each moment, but never taking the moment to realize all that goes into making that moment happen. They are there but are they present?

    Where are you if you don’t know what you are doing and why you are doing it? Sounds a little lost to my mind.

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    • Yes. I do share those thoughts although actually I look at things the opposite way round too. That it’s all the mental chit-chat that distracts folk from realising WHO they really are. (i.e. GOD)

      “You should stop words and letters, and learn to withdraw and reflect on yourself. When you do so, your body and mind will naturally fall away, and your original Buddha nature will appear.” – Dogen.

      Hoping to find a time slot to write to you soon. πŸ’œπŸ’œ

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      • I completely forgot to consider the reality of those who are still lost in the throes of worldly mental chatter. I forgot all about the process of losing the attachment to the world and all it tells you that you should be thinking about.

        I’m so lost in my Godly feeling thoughts and considerations that my mind is positively overflowing with an abundance of mental discussions between myself and the Grand Divine. I have my own mental chit-chat that keeps me distracted from the reality that others have wholly lost themselves in.

        But my mental chit-chat is all about why things are and how a better choice could be made and where I may have been misguided in my considerations which leaves me feeling so wonderfully seen and absolutely found which prompted my word of lost for those not having the internal considerations I am blessed to experience.

        Take your time and no stress about when you are able to share more words in my direction. Perhaps divine timing is dictating your words and energy are better directed at others for the present. I believe the cosmos will align in time to allow for us to share with each other again. Things always have a way of working themselves out like that. I look forward to when you get the chance.

        If between then and now I start longing for a little back and forth, I have all your regular words to dive into and even more the wonder of wealth that is there to be found over in the past posts in The Book of Guff.

        Much love and luck and light in your moments. Thank you for always sharing yourself so wonderfully in our interactions. It makes my heart happy to know such a blessed form of being is out there making the world a better place a couple words at a time.


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      • Yes. I find myself drawn to using few and simple words. Those who are drawn to these words will find their own path into and/or beyond them.


        Arrows surround us
        Few notice them
        Fewer are drawn

        Fewer follow them
        Until they realise
        Arrows just arrows

        Neither the target
        Nor the flight
        Home once again

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      • I like the idea of simplicity. It is one condition that would be nice for a mind like mine. My connection to the divine and helping feels very wordy and explanatory. I haven’t found my truth of words without many words to explain it.

        I don’t desire to instruct or demand a way be thought or even to condition a mind to think any certain way, my desire is to open the mind to a different perspective thus giving the reader a chance to realize perspective and perception are often a matter of choice. My perspective is always wordy.

        But I’m not stressing over that because what I share feels very natural and wholesome to who I know myself to be. I feel my time with words for the world manifests because the divine wishes to share something beyond my ability to understand.

        So when I open myself up to share, I open up the full dictionary of words within my mind and the infinite meanings possible and allow them to flow through my consciousness and onto the medium of preserving the words.

        This way feels that what is expressed is beyond my consciousness and more in touch with the subconscious realm I wish to explore with the world.

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      • Your way is perfect for “you” as “mine” is for “me”. It seems clear to me that the intent is the same. πŸ’œπŸ’œ

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      • I love your simplicity of being. πŸ’œπŸ’œ

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      • Not my choice, simply my acquiescence. Or, more accurately, my inability to type beyond one finger. (Or maybe simple laziness. πŸ˜€ ) God only knows.

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      • Perhaps it might even be God’s way of allowing you to get more of His Divine Insight out into the world by limiting the amount of time it takes to produce a piece. Less words per piece, more pieces to share, more understanding to be found. Seems like how God might make things work. And then because He seems to have a good sense of humor He’ll give you the idea that it could be your doing and not His.

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      • What I mean to say is that the YOU you put in parentheses clicked to my mind aligned with the Where’s Alice storyline, the character YOU who I personally imagine myself to be.

        The person of ME in the story is the most upright and respectable person you could ever hope to cross paths with. He is the epitome of wisdom and understanding.

        I deeply love that my YOU and ME fall so close to the words in your sharing. I love the synchronicity of the universe. It is truly a magically blessed experience to witness.


  2. Using few words the reader has to do a little work to find the meaning in them. They are then – hopefully – able to engage with an experiencing of Spirit rather than a barrage of words. πŸ’œπŸ’œ

    “Wisdom is knowing when to stop speaking, because language in inadequate”

    – Chuang Tzu.


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