It was around me all the time
but I closed my eyes and looked inwards.

It was within me all the time
but I closed my eyes and looked outwards.

It surprised me by giggling behind my back
when I was looking at the wrong direction.

It teased me until I could not resist
and burst into laughter.

I found joy within.
It is there when I wake up,
it is there when I fall asleep.

How can life be this sweet?
I spread my hands and live.
I have never been this happy:
it does not want to go away.

How can all this joy come from within?
I feel myself stupid trying to explain.
Only those who have experienced it
know what I am talking about
- but they don't need my explanations.



Awareness

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