An inner moonlight shining clearly

“Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.” — Allen Ginsberg

The blogging task for today was to take the Daily Prompt and write your own take on it. I’m behind, as ever! So I opened the Daily Prompt page and saw this one. Since the road trip I am on is to the music of Howlin’ Wolf this seemed appropriate. (If this makes no sense – have a look at my About page.)

Guimet_IMG_6009_Jayavarman7

You inner moonlight, I love this expression. It seems so much more visceral than the similar “Be the best version of yourself you can be” or the equally good “Be an original of yourself rather than a second-hand version of someone else.”

Follow your own inner moonlight is so much more positive. I recently saw a TV program on Angkor Wat. It was fascinating; in the first few moments though there is a picture of a Buddhist monk, he is easily in his seventies, and he is sitting in the huge temple that is Angkor Wat. But it is his face. He is wearing an expression that is almost in-expressible.

Serenity comes close, acceptance perhaps. His inner moonlight is peace, peacefulness and harmony. It shines through clearly, illuminating the space around him.

For me it is the image of the program that I feel I shall remember the longest.


The lovely image of a statue is a portrait of Jayavarman VII on display at Musee Guimet, Paris. (Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Guimet_IMG_6009_Jayavarman7.JPG)
The featured image is Angkor Wat. (Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Buddhist_monks_in_front_of_the_Angkor_Wat.jpg)

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