~ Saint Francis of Assisi
Time does not exist;
Our galactic universe,
of incomprehensible enormity
with distances measured in light years;
where our cosmic home, planet earth,
is a relative speck of dust;
leads me to ponder…
Might our brief human existence in comparison,
constitute merely a fraction of a nano second
in what we understand as time?
In what manner do we reap
a sense of purpose;
in our terrestrial snapshot of actuality?
How do we;
reconcile a turbulent life,
negotiate the dialectics
of an existentialist vacuum,
when the surge of suffering
overwhelms our capacity to sustain;
throttling our instinct to survive
…a life without regret.
When does the power of omniscient love,
and compassionate wisdom
rise to the occasion,
tipping the scales and
delivering us to
Where is that junction
enough is enough,
and lingering intellectualizations
vaporize into benevolent acquiescence?
With relativity reduced to a word,
the elusive quest for:
clarity of consequence,
whys and wherefores,
is like trying
to catch the fleeting wind.
Copyright © Henri Ferguson 2017
Hi Henri. I recently was in Canmore for the iRest training. I was able to also take in some yoga classes while there. I attended your yin class twice and was amazed. After reading your poems and reading about your wife it became so clear as to why your class was so genuine. You are speaking from your heart.
I teach yoga and work with mental health clients as a Social Worker. I would love to have recorded your class in order to try and offer them your words and the sequence that you’ve developed. I spoke with you after class one day and you said I could have recorded your class. Would it be possible for you to make a recording next time you teach the class and send it to me?
Thank you Henri
Hi Sandy, Thank you for your gracious comments; I do remember speaking with you. I have had any requests for audio copies of my class and am looking at ways to do this with clarity and quality in mind. I doubt that a phone recording would really suffice so will research this and let you know when I have something lined up. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org