Touch

Dylan Shanahan submitted a lovely and meaningful poem that was printed in Number 55 of the Winter, 2007 issue of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter. You may obtain your own copy of this publication at http://www.jsjinc.net.

Touch

Michelangelo’s hand reaches out to God, God’s hand reaches back

In a moment there is contact

What does God feel?

Exactly what I do when I touch you

Touch affirms reality with the experience of sensations

Neither to be clung to nor rejected

Life’s intent is to be accepted

Happiness shared with the contact of Love

Can you feel it?

The air touching your lungs, the fibers against your skin

The image of a smiling Buddha sitting with a grin

There connected between neurons, felt with a thought without sin

I hold on to it

Then I let it go

So that my hands are free to help you feel your glow

I am an eye which Light shines through

Until it touches you

And then Two becomes One

With the union of Earth and Sun

What one does not see and feel can be said to be unreal

When we touch we feel

The more we touch, the more we feel

The more we feel, the more our awareness will reveal

Then the unreal can be uncovered from the veil

Of our ignorance, our suffering

So touch this moment.

From the heart to the heart

Breathing,

Each other,

This World

Michelangelo’s hand reaches out to God, God’s hand reaches back

In a moment there is contact

What does God feel?

Exactly what I do when I touch you.

 

by Dylan Shanahan, October 2006

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