Who Am I? What Is This Place? Who Are All These Others?

WHO AM I? WHAT IS THIS PLACE? WHO ARE ALL THESE OTHERS?

Travel your own journey.
Travel toward your own destination.

That is the essential.

It always was.

You were born alone.
You will die alone.

All this you already know.
I am telling you nothing new.

Companions,
with or without sex or commitment or marriage,
is at bottom a side issue.

Don’t fall into simply using others,
and certainly don’t fall into letting them use you.
Always remain true to your ultimate journey and its goal.

Measure all relationships against this:
Are they helpful (EXCELLENT);
entertainment (OK, IF YOU DON’T LET IT TAKE OVER);
or obstacles (DANGER! AVOID).

Travel well.

About Ben Naga

The Spirit that graces me with its passing has no name and stems not from thoughts and words, though it gathers them up as it flows, but from feeling.

Posted on April 21, 2012, in Poetry, Writing and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Good advice, Ben, for those with the discipline and will to follow it. I affirm that all of this is true wisdom from a wise man.

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  2. Wow! Very powerful statements here, Ben! You’re right. there’s nothing new under the sun but reinforcement is good. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    • I see so many who open themselves, their lives and loves here on WP, who are struggling and in pain. This is for them in particular. May it be of use and comfort.

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  3. Great reminder – true advice!

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