Nirmala: Always Enough


Seeking inevitably encounters and struggles with understanding, effort, dreaming, and longing ... so here’s Nirmala on what is always enough .... enjoy!

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Here’s the original text for the poem:

my longing was never deep enough

to touch this empty well

my effort was never great enough

to move this unmovable mountain

my understanding was never broad enough

to contain this silent truth

my dreaming was never real enough

to shape this formless presence

nothing is always enough

when nothing is needed

Here’s my take ...

understanding is the endless trap, effort the trickster, dreaming the fascinating distraction ... and longing the exquisite doorway to the everlasting ...

This poem is from Gifts with No Giver, a love affair with truth, Poems by Nirmala. This book is available for free download from Nirmala's website: Nirmala also offers several of his other books for free download.

As usual, the emphases and the repetitions in the poem reading are my literary liberties as are
the title additions.

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