Steve Brooks (Abhaya) – Poetry, Prose & Art

January 14, 2009

Attack of the Heart

Filed under: Book,Poetry — Steve Brooks @ 10:39 pm

Attack of the Heart Cover

Attack of the Heart was written in 2002, after a heart attack that shocked my body and mind, as if my body and mind had been living an illusion of the reality of their own transience. Despite consciousness of mortality and the awareness of greater being, this simple occurrence in the blood brought the reality of death into a more tangible presence. Suddenly, my body accepted its transient reality. My mind followed, in reordered thought, as if everything I once thought of death became what I knew of it. Everything that had been true became true, and in that, there is freedom in being human. Freedom became known to me in the body, for the first time, as if it were a function of the body, beyond being an occurrence of consciousness in awareness.

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Attack of the Heart

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