Routine & Ritual But Where Is Truth?

Tell me if this ‘reaches’ you. I would hope it’s not abstruse, obscure or rarified. ❤️

Routine & Ritual But Where Is Truth?

Interest in the self;
For in the self is everything.
Where is Truth?
In self it lies: deep in, unnoticed,
Searched for, sought: through circumstances, incidents;
In events, interpreting, projecting, seldom recognising
It is the truth we’re after:
Big or little ’T’ or ‘t’:
The lesser always relative, the bigger absolute.
We generalise a lot, lose sight of what is really meant,
What we were really aiming at, talking about.

We are so full of mottos, slogans,
Bywords, platitudes, our own cliches.
We live apart from looking inwards –
Inwards where the whole thing lies,
Where all things lie,
And lies do not.

Days filled with routined ritual,
Traditional, conventional;
We do not know the self that well;
(The well of depth, the well of truth.)
“Know thyself,” said Socrates,
Plato too.
Know, know, know to find out how and what and who…
It is Self’s You that holds what’s True.

Routine & Ritual,But Where IsTruth? 9.10.2021 Circling Round Everything ii, Arlene Nover Corwin

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