Coming Attraction: Interview with Dr. David M. Davis

Here’s a clip transcribed from an upcoming Nonduality Highlights podcast interview with Dr. David M. Davis, a psychiatrist practicing in California. Davis sent us his collection of poetry and Dustin interviewed him. The interview is being edited and when it’s published it’ll be announced here and in other places online. This is a very interesting interview that lasts over an hour. Stay tuned for more details.

Dustin: What did you say your favorite one was?

Davis: Who’s In Charge. I don’t remember when I wrote that. I think it was about ’03 or ’04.

Dustin: February 1, ’05, it says.

Davis: There’s a little preface to this one. I was thinking about free will, destiny, that whole trip. I was looking back on my life. The most important things in life are your career, your mate, your kids, they’re 99% of your time and energy, right? It occurred to me, those things had nothing to do with any plans of mine. It was all like nothing I would have planned out. This poem is about destiny and free will and that juxtaposition.

Who’s In Charge:

I WANTED TO BE A GOLF PRO
YET SOMEHOW WOUND UP A SHRINK

I WANTED A LITHE BLUE EYED BLOND
BUT WENT BONKERS OVER A REUBENESQUE BRUNETTE

I WANTED A DAUGHTER
NOW I’VE GOT THREE SONS

I WANTED TO RETIRE AT 58
BUT I’M STILL WORKING FULL TIME

I’M A SHIP WITHOUT A RUDDER
A TRAIN WITHOUT A TRACK
A MOVING CAR WITHOUT A DRIVER
BUT THERE’S NO TURNING BACK

MY LIFE’S BEING LIVED
‘XCEPT IT ISN’T BY ME!
WHOEVER’S IN CHARGE
IS ONE HUGE MYSTERY

Dustin: Tell me something, is your wife into this stuff, or what?

Davis: Not much.

Dustin: No? Does she understand what the heck you’re talking about?

Davis: I think she knows what I’m talking about. It just doesn’t seem to hit her. She’s a very spiritual woman in her own way. She’s very empathic and loving. But I think she’s much more comfortable with traditional Jewish types of teaching and seeing God as more out there and praying to God and that kind of thing. Not that she’s all that religious either, but I think she needs it very comfortable and she approaches it that way.

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