Song 42

It’s later you discover

The
Rules
Are
On
The
Inside

You watch for months from your meditation mat

They
Too
Are
Over
It

Finally they pack their bags
Thumb a lift

Accept a sensuous massage from the black woman
With
No

Shoes

Shoot pool with dragons

The
Whole
System
Is
Utterly
Over
It

It’s here you discover loves perfect way

Spacious
Open
Free

Life’s
Simple
 
Teacher

Seen
At
Last

 

8/1/13

 

Whakapapa: written after the Self spoke twice following a time of meditation: ‘the rules are on the inside,’ and ‘the watching mind.’ (7/1/13)  I’d been reading a helpful book/CD: ‘Big Mind, Big Heart, Finding your Way, by Zen Master Denise Genpo Merzel.’ The book combines Zen wisdom and some of the central discoveries of Western Psychology – particularly Voice Dialogue and subpersonalities.  Ken Wimber in his foreword say’s ‘Here you will learn to integrate the finite or dualistic selves (the Sceptic, the Controller, the Victim, the Damaged Self, Anger, the Seeking Mind, etc) with the Infinite or Non-duel Self in its many displays (Big Mind, Big Heart, Integrated Feminine/Masculine Compassion, Great Joy, Great Gratitude, Integrated Free-Functioning Human Being). 1) Perhaps one of our subpersonalities could be called ‘the rules.’ ‘Parts work’ teaches us to respect & listen to each of our many ‘parts’ (or subpersonalities) including ‘the rules.’ ‘The rules’ have their place. They can keep us safe. We especially need them when we are children & teenagers. However as we become more self-aware we can discover our internalised rules are keeping us from becoming who we truly are. It’s here we discover our need to become bigger than ‘the rules.’ We may also discover the Way of Love & the wise teacher it can become. If you want to read about ‘parts work’ a good book to begin is: ‘Embracing our Selves; by Hal Stone and Sidra Stone’.

 1) Big Mind – Big Heart, Finding Your Way: Zen Master Dennis Genpo Merzel, Pg. 17

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