On The Varieties Of Religious Experience, Part 2

The Great Mysteries
aren’t fiendishly difficult to solve,
which is why they are rarely solved;

too many search for 
keys to the complex locks
so visible on the door,

when all they need to do
is push upon them and
walk right through;

the Greater Mysteries
have their solutions
written upon

the welcome mat
at the feet of the frantic
sleuths fumbling there;

the solution to
the Greatest Mystery 
Of All

isn’t even on 
the other side
of the door

but don’t expect to hear
anything about that one
if you refuse to put down 

that key and turn away
from the door
that was put there

for the sole purpose of distracting you
and getting you to walk away
from the truth.

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2 responses to “On The Varieties Of Religious Experience, Part 2

  • Tony Brown

    I’m sorry, Eileen. I hope you both find peace.

  • Eileen

    Hmmm. I’ve a natural tendency to live in the future, so I’ve had to work hard to focus on finding meaning and purpose in the present. Now, in the blink of an eye my husband, who has always lived in the present moment, is having to face the reality of having an expiration date. I sort of assume that whatever’s on the other side of the door is either nothing, or some sort of progression/improvement. Though definitely a devout coward about suffering, I am truly curious about what’s next. I’m finding it hard to be a neutral support for someone I love, who really hasn’t ever given death or what’s next much thought.

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