Buried Questions

Where does the beauty of music come from?
Where do startling thoughts come from?
Where do feelings of love and compassion come from?
All experience these, yet we seldom ask,
What is their source? Who do we thank?
Such an immense potential,
sometimes realized,
in the human spirit.
Where does this potential come from?
And where do we go to tap into it?

Our daily lives, our normal frame of mind
create layers on top of these buried questions,
so that it is hard to even remember
that we need to know.

Maybe if we just kept on asking,
kept looking for more illumination,
for a glimpse behind the veil,
kept wondering what lies hidden beneath the surface—
maybe those questions, by themselves,
would lead us closer to the source,
the something sacred
at the heart of things.

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