What came before
both chicken and egg was someone to make that distinction.
Mind over matter?
Before both was the perceiver of these.
Space and time, require a knower.
World and life and death and a universe and an infinity,
require, before them,
the self who they happen in the awareness of.
Your body came of the world, you preceded both and all.
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