Nonduality Salon (/ \)
issue number two - October, 2000
Nonduality Salon Magazine
DOES THE HOKEY POKEY
by Jerry Katz
It does not
concern me what you do to earn a living. I want to know what your
heart's longing for.
It does not concern me what age you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dreams, for the adventure of being alive, and for that last egg roll at the Chinese buffet when you see three fat men making a mad dash for it.
It does not concern me what planets are squaring your moon, I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life's betrayals, if you have become dried-up and closed from fear of further pain, if you've dealt with seeing Jerry Springer get hit over the head with a chair.
It does not concern me to know where you live or how much money your have. I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone, and do what needs to be done for the children, family, friends, and if you can pick up a case of beer and some face paint on the way home. Monday Night Football!
It does not concern me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away. I want to know if you can be alone with yourself, and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments when I'm talking about how wonderful I am and about all those projects I'm going to do.
It does not concern me who you are, how you come to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the center of the fire with me and put your right foot in, put your right foot out, put your right foot in and shake it all about. You do the Hokey Pokey and you turn yourself around. That's what it's all about!