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Each time we think or speak of our Love “for” (or “of”) someone, we could experiment with omitting the “because.” Instead of I love XXX, followed by a long and admiring list of, They are so…, we could simply try on, I love XXX. Period. We could experiment with omitting their qualities, whether perceived as “superficial” (beautiful, talented, smart, accomplished…) or “deep” (wise, kind, caring, evolved, soulful…) We could experiment with omitting their personality, their beliefs and values, their accomplishments and achievements, their circumstances, their life story… And we could get in touch with the choice-less-ness, the condition-less-ness, the “I-can’t-help-it-ness” of our Love (for them). Then we’ll know Love for the first time. Without armor or defense, condition or qualification. We’ll know Love as our very nature, independent of “the other.” We’ll know ourselves as the source of Love, and Love as the source of us. By dropping the qualities of the other, the “you” falls away from “I love you.” By recognizing the choice-less-ness, condition-less-ness, and I-can’t-help-it-ness, the “I” falls away too. And what remains, is only Love. We become naked and liberated in Love, freed of the burden of reason and justification. We see that “because” is the attachment, the bondage, keeping us believing that without the other and their acting this way or that way, we wouldn’t be (in) Love. We see that Love just is, no matter what.

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Here’s spiritual near-truth #11: The act of forgiving (another) frees us

Forgiveness as an act, is in the illusion, in the play! Forgiveness as realization, is that there’s nothing to forgive!

When we realize manifest experience as the projection of consciousness, we can also see that any interaction “within it” is a (co)creation. Once this creative power in Self is realized, there is no more question of forgiveness!

To expand, let’s say we’re in a play together, and you (agree to) play my mean and ignorant neighbor, who says horrible (let’s go there: racist) things to me. You agree to this role in my play, and I agree to the role in yours! And so, we have a play together, each playing roles relative to the other. (One-Self is playing something out as “two.”) The play can only occur via agreement to experience something together. (more…)

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The Self is always at rest, always at peace. It is Peace. The “person” we perceived, who is now no longer in our perception (i.e. in character), never exists separate from that. When we experience someone passing on, it is akin to their exiting (front)stage, because (in consciousness) we co-create that script in this particular play. It doesn’t mean their true existence is over (or even altered!) with the end of their role in this play; it only means we agree to stop perceiving them in the form that they played. (We even agree to perceive their “aging.”) They were never that character, they were unborn and undying, and what exists is eternally at rest in peace!!  (more…)

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Here’s spiritual near-truth #5: Life is short, so make the most of every moment!

Being (Self) is eternal. And any one moment (Now) is the entirety of existence! One couldn’t do a thing to make the the most of it; it already is all of it, so the question is only whether or not it is recognized (experienced) as such.  The long and short of life is the illusion 🙂

(And in the spirit of “life is short,” this post is short. Yet, your experience of this post could be long 🙂)

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A near-truth is as far removed from Truth as anything else. That is the nature of illusion!

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(in each moment)
one’s calling lies
not in what one is doing to help
but in what one cannot help
doing
in this non-trying
in this non-doing
all is done
and all are helped

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Only the mind can conceive of stages for that which is of no-mind!!

What actually happens is that depending upon the stability of the stillness / release / dissolution of mind, varying depths of access to Being are available at different moments in different “vessels” or “conduits” of the One-Self, whom we believe to be different people 🙂 These varying depths of being-ness are all accessible simultaneously in the Now (as multi-dimensional being-ness), but with the mental belief in linear time, it appears that there is some kind of “spiritual progress” and transformation happening “over time,” or that there are different people at different stages of realization. (The mind loves comparisons, standards, progress and milestones, and so… the measurement and marking of these only indicate that the mind is still happily in play.)

Below I venture to share, roughly, states of being that can give the impression of “stages” and their progression, to the measuring mind. All the states can be variably accessed in the same person at different times, while some sustain being in Self at all times. As always, words are entirely insufficient (and in-and-of-themselves even inaccurate), and only act as a pointer to the essence beyond.  (more…)

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When we are One with all that is, the paradox is that “your pain is my pain” calls not for solving your pain, but for dis-solving mine!

How so?

When we are One with all that is, we simultaneously realize that the entire play underlying The One ‘differentiated as many’ is to lovingly allow unique experiences through which to recognize and realize Oneness. In truly, lovingly, unconditionally honoring the sovereignty in (and wish for) differentiated experience, it isn’t for (an identity of) “me” to take on another’s unique experience — however ‘good’ or ‘bad’ — and make it mine (in the name of empathy or compassion or unity as solidarity), and then make a mission out of it in any way — whether as fan or savior. It is only for me to allow for every kind of experience, and be there, in Love, should it arise within my physical field of experience. If I’m triggered into sensational excitement or suffering in response to another’s unique experience (‘good’ or ‘bad’), it is an opportunity for me to see that I am identified (attached) with them / that experience in some way, and use it as a clue, a window to look within. The more I look within, the more I see that whatever I experience in vicarious response to another’s experience reveals what is alive within me as attachments. The more I dissolve these within, in Love, the more they dissolve without, in ‘reality.’  (more…)

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