The cage that you’ve been trapped inside
for longer than you can remember –
it might seem so sturdy and secure
that you don’t even dream of escaping anymore
like a bird that used to beat its wings
but now just lets them hang limply by its side.
But the bars of the cage aren’t even solid
They’re a mirage made up of fears and desires
projected by your restless mind
fuelled by the attention you give them.
Just for a moment, let your mind be quiet
and see how fears evaporate
see how desires withdraw
like the claws of an animal that’s no longer threatened.
Watch the bars melt away
and let the world immerse you
let your mind-space merge with space out there
until there is only space, without distinction –
stretch your wings and become the sky.