I have taken leave of my senses,
left the old to receive the new.
Through the mountain I know
the truth of things,
their steady, unshakable,
Through the river I know
the flow of life,
how one drop connects to another,
and all flow to the sea.
Through the fire I know
the mutability of matter,
flicker to flame, inferno to ember,
substance to smoke.
Through the wind I know
the breath of the world,
an expanding awareness throughout
the infinite sky.
Through the moon I know
my place in creation,
what I orbit, what I reflect,
what I draw to myself, and push away.
Through my sixth sense, the Sun, I know
the Light that shines in all beings.