Comes and goes


(Art by Harley Manifold, original in colour)


Comes and Goes .

This condition of mind.  It comes.  And it goes.  And it comes back again.   So if I have nothing right now.  What do I have?   The knowledge that it comes.  And it goes.  And it comes back again ….

Footnote:  Sometimes it feels like waiting in a nowhere place.   But there’s something deeply consoling about the notion of endlessness.   It’s the opposite of being STUCK.   The understanding that things come and go – arrive and pass.And if you replace the ‘condition of mind’ in the above piece with … good and bad times; anxiety and fear; happiness; sadness, grief, despair; relationships; worries and so on – it is the transient nature and endlessness that provides reassurance for getting through – coming out the other side.

(Clunk & Jam book 2019)