The Hard Problem of Consciousness
It is exceedingly hard
because of stern dependence
upon thoughts and perceptions
in diligent research of the brain..
Hoping to yield with great effort
the secret of consciousness..
The assumption seems entrenched
that the mind has capacities
beyond its lenses of limitation..
The mind is lodged in time and space
and stands mute in the presence of
It seems we are waiting for the mind
to yield to its humble limitations
acknowledging that solutions to
the hard problem exceed its grasp
as the moth dies in its flame of desire..
Surrender may then be the path
to a direct recognition
of the secret of long seeking...