SILENT ORIGINAL CORE
What is deep listening?
Sama is a greeting from the secret ones inside the heart,
a letter. The branches of your "intelligence" grow
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The body reaches a peace.
for dawn. The reed flute and thin singer's lips:
the knack of how spirit breathes into us
becomes as simple and ordinary as
eating and drinking.
As brightness is to time, so are you to
the one who talks to the deep ear in
ears when that one steps near and begins to speak.
Excerpt from - The Glance
Coleman Barks version
via The Beauty We Love
Sama is the quality of calmness and tranquility
of the mind...It is deep listening as a way
of connecting with the Divine
if it's genuinely inside you,
brings what you need
Only when I stopped believing in myself
did I come into this beauty.
and listen for a voice that will say,
'Be more silent.'
Your old life was a frantic running from silence.
Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking.
With passion make love.
With passion eat and drink and dance and play.
Why look like a dead fish in this ocean of God?
The differences are just illusion and vanity.
The sun’s light looks a little different
on this wall than it does on that wall,
and a lot different on this other one,
but it’s still one light.
that the window of your heart may open.
To see what cannot be seen
turn your eyes inward
and listen, in silence.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Even if they're a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out for some new delight.
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.
~ Jalal ad-Din Rumi
The false self cannot conceive
of LIFE taking care of everything.
It believes something must be done,
effort must be exerted,
agendas, activities, actions, plans, schemes
must be exercised so that results will ensue,
and it will be cared for
… and hopefully it will thrive and enjoy itself and have wonderful experiences.
which is due to its belief that it is basically alone,
a victim of circumstances
in a dog-eat-dog world.
EVERYTHING is handled Perfectly
if this personal ‘you’ stays out of the way.
but the false self produces endless detours
through its interference,
always laden with struggle, pain, frustration
and the feeling that is has
‘some’ degree of control ...
… it has NONE,
no control over anything whatsoever because,
“of itself it is nothing”.
what you ‘think’ you need
or ‘how’ to provide it for you.
[which is always and only your return HOME],
is happening with every breath
and there ‘is’ nothing you can do
to interfere with this.
and watch LIFE perform
what you may now think of
as miracles and yet …
... are normal.
The soul lives there in the silent Breath.