Of all of the songs ,of all the words, Meru is the closest and most important to me. If I had to leave one song at the gates, this would be it. The words were written in one rocky sitting on a fishing boat in Thailand last November. The boat was taking me back to the mainland, the start of a journey home after three months of rehabilitation, recovery and intense spiritual practise. For a while I thought about never coming back. I would have been happy there, a simple, structured, contemplative existence. I couldn’t do it, I have something left to say and crucially, I have beautiful, incredible, empathetic and loving people around me and I want to live amongst them. You can only truly see what you have when you have been stripped of your sense of self, when you tune out of the whirring, clicking relentless voice of fear and tune back into what has always been waiting....the quiet, patient voice of calm. It is all within you, no need to look to anybody or to anywhere else.
Next time you see a mountain, know it can’t see you. You are looking in a mirror. Meru.
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