Leave all earthly belongings here, On this still familiar shore, And nakedly step into the water. The River of Forgetfulness Will permanently wash away All your acquired prejudice; Releasing worn out opinion And popular cancerous thought. Relax. Drift with the current On its slow and peaceful descent. When tired, climb from the river To rest on rocks or sandy shore. The holding on to memories To validate some inner worth, Will return you to the moment Of first standing by the river side; But, if you continue the journey Down to the embryonic lake, You will float three full days freely, Finally forgetting the name You were called and its significance. Pulled on by the mighty current, The river soon leaves you standing On the banks of the eastern shore, Dressed in clothes of many colors, And ready to walk, receptive, In the light of a new day’s dawn.