Kicked off in September 2015, this is a selection of standout aphorisms
from the first sixteen chapters of a likely-never-finished edit of
The Return to Wonder, Field Notes from the Unknown,
the compendium of the of first twenty-ish years of writing begun in 1989,
From which was created the thus far first and only published work,
The Stillness Before Time, Reflections from a Fellow Sojourner.
Manifestation is simply mask after mask
It is consciousness that suffers, not you.
Nothing wrought of this quantum genesis is ultimately real.
How can anyone play out an entire existence,
The senses tease and taunt you.
The eternal quest for understanding,
To discover your true Self, you must explore your self.
You suffer the linear continuity of time and space
Continuity is illusion, a subtle trick of memory, of imagination.
To maintain any one path most true,
Be the light.
Why do you play the continuity game?
Again and again, moderation and balance are important keys to clear, sane living.
Is there any demon that does not, in some deep, hidden recess,
Like any other beast with limbs, fins, or wings,
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Standouts from the Return to Wonder Edit
© Michael J. Holshouser 2016