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There is a mirror
that will show you the inner workings
of the Universe.
A smooth surface
like the waters of a still pond
that can reflect
the brilliance of the Cosmos
when quiet,
or the chaos of distortion
when rippled.
This mirror can bring
to the light
your own depths,
the roots of each thought and action-
the real source of your being.
There is a screen on which
your whole life is projected,
You- the director, producer and starring lead.
The projector itself lies inside you
beaming from the center of your mind.
You can watch the same film
again and again,
or open yourself to a new experience.
The choice is yours- each moment.
The screen, the mirror, surround you,
but they are not fixed.
To gaze into this mirror
all you need to do
is open up all of your eyes.
Study this mirror and know it as yourself,
for now,
for one day both the screen and the mirror
will fall away completely
and you will see yourself for what you truly are.

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TayaTaya Malakian is a poet, an artist, a yogini, a mother, and a minister/spiritual advisor. She strives to bring deep wisdom, ceremony and soulfulness into every aspect of daily life. She lives in Nevada City, Ca.View all posts by Taya →