POEMS: “BRINGING FORTH A WORLD”by Tarchin Hearn (& Short excerpt from book “Walking in Wisdom”)

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All perception is a blur

Everything moves, movings within movings

No matter how fast our glimpse,

how fast the shutter speed,

the moment still smears itself across the retina

pretending to be solid through photon limitations.

We live in a blur

Moving senses passing changing messages

to a never resting brain.

Discrimination is averaging

Probabilities calculating.

We ‘see’ with our hopes and memories

frozen encounters

sculpted deftly to support our stories.

AH but wait

Perhaps we are not ‘seeing’

That is – seeing something that is waiting to be seen.

Perhaps the world is birthing

never before beholden

The seer – the seen, the knower – the known

Mutually shaping infinite cause makes causality meaningless

and so everything is both mother and child

and mysterious choice is the father.

Self and dollars and addresses and business

All seem so tiny

So blind to the fullness.

Infinite, spacious continuous creation!

Joy and gratitude pours from my heart.

Sarva Mangala, Sarva Mangala, Sarva Mangala

by Tarchin Hearn


*Sarva Mangala is Sanskrit and means, “all is blessing”



It’s common to think of our senses as being physiological ‘instruments’ for perceiving a world that exists concretely and objectively ‘out there’ beyond our skin. Although it seems obvious that the process of sensing can filter and distort clear seeing of what’s ‘actually’ out there, it’s rare however, to regard sensing as a continuously creative collaborative activity that involves self and other, physiology and environment, past experience, feelings, hopes and expectations. Chilean biologists, Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela, have written extensively about this in their book, “The Tree of Knowledge.”* They suggest that in every moment of perception, every moment of knowing, we are not so much seeing an objective world but participating in ‘bringing forth a world’: inter-relatings of substance and energy, neurons and  systems, organisms and environments, functioning together in bringing forth the world of our current knowing/experience. Try walking with this appreciation; that each moment of knowing is bringing forth a world.


Walking in Wisdom by Tarchin Hearn (www.greendharmatreasury.org)

*“The Tree of Knowledge: The Biological Roots of Human Understanding” by Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela; Shambala Publications



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