Poetry has been my inner witness for years. The instrument that allowed me to experience the challenges and joys of my passage through life without being overrun by emotion or unnecessary drama.
The concept is called “sakshi” in Sanskrit, the capacity each of us has to disengage from our thoughts or emotions and observe them. Through poetry, the process of observation – though the event or occurrence might be painful or difficult – has always brought me back around to beauty, an essence I somehow find at the root of most everything.
The choice of transmutation through observation and expression. And the choice to share those writings with the world. This week I published a short collection of poems on my blog – others, hopefully to follow. Please take a moment to witness my witness. Who can say where it will take us?