The Lesson Reiterated

(Exactly 144 words for today’s Prosery Challenge at dVerse Poets: to incorporate the highlighted words of Jo Harjo into a composition of 144 words or fewer)


The Lesson Reiterated

When I turned on the television, halfway through the program, The Guru had already begun her closing remarks. I heard her say, “Crucial to finding the way is this: there is no beginning or end.”

Since I’d tuned in at about the halfway mark, I surmised that she was right about there being no beginning (for me, at least). Since I was already late for my appointment, I turned the set off again, thereby disproving the second half of her assertion—or so I thought.

I recognize, though, that halfway through something can still be a starting point, and that terminating The Guru’s remarks does not constitute an ending to the wisdom being offered.

I’d like to think that I’m self-enlightened, but I know I’ve got this Guru (and countless others before her) to thank for whatever wisdom I have gained over the years.

dVerse Poets
Prosery Monday
~ Finding Your Way ~


17 thoughts on “The Lesson Reiterated

  1. Caution is required. Some gurus can torque our thoughts and often come to believe their own lies….. I’ll say no more! I liked your approach to the beginning and end, Ron!

  2. Ron,
    I like how you set up epiphany while being late for an appointment, as if to say it’s never too late to learn some wisdom. Cleverly done.

  3. Oh yes….we learn from so many. And think about all the old sayings “When one door closes another opens” — who said that first? Endings seem to always signify beginnings. It’s a mobius strip for sure! 🙂

  4. This is brilliant. I agree about one being self-enlightened 🙂 we learn how to sift through the chaos with time. 💝

  5. I’ve always thought that wisdom usually comes with experience and age – I’m imagining a very old guru 😏. Nice response to the quote.👏

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