Everything old is true again

All that you touch
and all that you see
All that you taste
All you feel.
and all that you love
and all that you hate
All you distrust
All you save.
and all that you give
and all that you deal
and all that you buy,
beg, borrow or steal.
and all you create
and all you destroy
and all that you do
and all that you say.
and all that you eat
And everyone you meet
and all that you slight
And everyone you fight.
and all that is now
and all that is gone
and all that’s to come
and everything under the sun is in tune
but the sun is eclipsed by the moon.

“There is no dark side of the moon, really. Matter of fact it’s all dark.”


© Copyright [a long time ago] Pink Floyd, from the album “Dark Side of the Moon”

3 thoughts on “Everything old is true again

  1. Now that is an interesting idea. But how do I make sliding into depression fresh? No, seriously, how do I practice this?

    See, the part everybody knows about depression is that it makes you cry (sometimes true) and it makes you want to stay in bed (often true for me). What isn’t broadcast is the disturbance in thinking. Coherent thought is often at a premium. Focus is impossible.

    Obviously, I’m doing pretty well this morning, yay! Aside from that, focus (i.e. koan study) isn’t my practice. Awareness (i.e. shikantaza) is.

    Just practice being aware of what’s going on. Is that enough? It has to be.

    Back to the lyrics. What’s true is the underlying unity/oneness of all things. I’m just going through an eclipse—a temporary darkening and separation from the light. I note the impermanent nature of an eclipse. I also note that I’m tired of hanging out in the dark. I also note that the last line of the song, spoken, not sung, implies that dark and light are really the same thing.

  2. See..you’ve already done it!!Patience and perseverance. Take it up again and again.

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