"ON THE PATH" POEM

On The Path

During the last week of May and the first three weeks of June, the SUN is traveling through the sign of GEMINI.  Gemini rules the conscious mind and stimulates that part of us that is restless, ever seeking new information and hoping that somehow will lead to making the right decisions.

 It is an endless journey... the search for an answer to avoid future pain.  To gain inner peace, each of us must go beyond being victimized by the relentless activity of the conscious mind.

 

 

GO BEYOND THE MIND written by Jan Spiller

The mind wants to be first in control
It wants to tell us what to see and where to go
Wants to pinpoint wrong and right, it’s only real when we’re uptight
The mind wants to be first in control.

It's not easy to go beyond the mind
Not easy to go beyond a sense of space and time
A space without constriction - a place without restriction
To be free, you have to be beyond the mind.

The mind says that life is found outside
Makes us think we need it for our guide
It tells us we are separate so that we'll use it, to protect
That's why the mind says that Life is found outside.

The mind wants to bind us to this earth
So it argues things have death and they have birth
It hangs us up in logic - games of myth and magic
'Cause the mind wants to bind us to this earth.

It's not easy to go beyond the mind
Not easy to go beyond a sense of space and time
A space without constriction - a place without restriction
To be free, you have to be beyond the mind.

It's the mind that tells us we must be afraid
It reminds us of conditions long since paid
It defends our right and wrong - makes us think we're weak & strong
That's the mind saying we ought to be afraid.

But you are far greater than your mind
Why ask so many questions and waste time
When it's all been said and done - there still was only one
And it's you, who are far greater than your mind!

It's not easy to go beyond the mind
Not easy to go beyond a sense of space and time
A space without constriction - a place without restriction
To be free, you have to be beyond the mind.

 

© Jan Spiller

These poems were originally song lyrics that gave me the practical advice I needed for successfully traveling on the spiritual path.  I did what the songs said and they - in combination with the objective knowledge of astrology and the help of Enlightened Teachers - have made me free.  I offer this poetry in the spirit of wanting to pass on the gift of these messages to you.