Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Mind Cannot See Love - A Poem by M.N. Hopkins

Mind cannot see Love

Which is not within it’s view

Only reflections

© 2017. M.N. Hopkins

Note:  I wrote this poem being inspired by the movie called, The Shack which I highly recommend.   I am publishing it today for the first time on my blog today,  20 June 2017.  I do like the medium of haiku.  So few words that have the ability to reveal so much if properly ordered.


Anonymous said...


David M.

Mathew Naismith said...

Very good point Mike, how could a true sense of love become aware to the ego mind?

It's been there recently for me to write about how the ego mind isn't aware of all it experiences. How often does a child's ego mind, especially in adolescence, refute the full existence of their parents love and affection? They are often quite unaware, especially when the parent/parents are in a teaching mode, in other words preparing the child for adulthood trials and tribulations.

How often is the macho ego mind of an adult not fully aware of their partner's full love, affections and feelings? How aware is an egoistic female?

My wife or I make a mess in the house; it matters not who cleans it up because it's always our mess. A true sense of love is binding, a false sense of love is separating. Love and light is a prime example of this separation from dark, of course the dark is only as negative as the light perceives. In a lot of couple's relationships, a mess made by the other partner is seen as a negative so they don't clean it up or clean it up under protest. My wife and I have a neutral existence/relationship, everything is neutral with no separation of negative or positive, dark and light, within this, we become aware of the experiences beyond the egos control.

These experiences are there but the ego mind either doesn't become aware of them or turns them it something the ego mind relates to. The ego mind is seemingly unable to comprehend anything it can't relate to so these experiences are either not noticed or they are turned into something the ego relates to. In this sense of turning an experience into something the ego can relate to is of deception.

We all experience so much, especially the experiences that are not picked up through the five senses. People like you and I are very lucky Mike.

Stranger in a Strange Land said...

Indeed we are Mat. Thanks for taking the time to wrote such a thoughtful comment.

Kindest regards,