The Backward Secret
Updated: Jan 18, 2019
Why do people fall back on belief or reason
When they hear the Holy City
On the other side of the wall, calling for them?
Surely, the wisest choice to make is one
That leads to the final abode, where no more
Choices can be made.
Friend, do you think the great mystics were happy with
Belief in God, hearing his breath echo inside of
Do you think those philosophers, who thought
Aimlessly in a blaring room,
Understood the meaning of silence?
Hear me now: no matter how many thorns you pick from
The ground, each new step will require you take
The mistake is too easy to make; so sit still until
Nothing makes sense. Stay there, but do not wait.
Let humility keep you awake
God will soon wet your bones
With the water that drowns