THE EGOIC MANNER OF DEADLY POSSESSION
...A SUBTLE BUILD-UP OF LIES TO SOUL TRUTH…
UNTIL ONE CHOKES/SPUTTERS/DIES YET AGAIN
THE NOTHING OF ONENESS
WITH ALL OF CREATION..
A NEVERBORN/NEVERDIE ONE’S
WAY OF LIFE IN FORM...
...UNTIL IT NO LONGER OCCURS
AH! + (Baubo's) HA!
the excess of our human talents.
Moderation is not their secret.
It is in the wildness of their dreams,
the desperate vitality of their ambitions
that they stand apart
from ordinary people of good will.
How Saints Differ
is a benign forgetting of the body that takes care of itself… A productive solitude,
the solitude in which
what could never have been anticipated appears,
is linked with a quality of attention.
rather, it is another dimension.
It is that dimension to which time-thinking shuts us.
And so there never was a creation.
Rather, there is a continuous creating going on.
energy is pouring into every cell of our being right now,
board and brick of the buildings we sit in,
every grain of sand and wisp of wind.
Myths of Light
the measureless and the immeasurable.
You would adjust your conduct
and even direct the course of your spirit
according to hours and seasons.
Of time you would make a stream
upon whose bank you would sit
and watch its flowing.
Yet the timeless in you
is aware of life’s timelessness,
And knows that yesterday
is but today’s memory
and tomorrow is today’s dream.
And that that which sings
and contemplates in you is still dwelling
within the bounds of that first moment
which scattered the stars into space.
—Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)
but the point vierge
between darkness and light,
between being and nonbeing.
You can tell yourself the time by their waking,
if you are experienced.
But that is your folly, not theirs.
Confessions of a Guilty Bystander
by the time you come to be
by the time you read this
by the time you are written
by the time you forget
by the time you are water through fingers
by the time you are taken for granted
by the time it hurts
by the time it goes on hurting
by the time there are no words for you
by the time you remember
but without names
by the time you are in the papers
and on the telephone
passing unnoticed there too
who is it
to whom you come
before whose very eyes
you are disappearing
without making yourself known
—W. S. Merwin
Being an unapologetic "mystic" at Heart, since childhood,
means for me experiencing the Living Presence of Life
that animates all life.
Some call that God, The Divine, The Beloved, The Ineffable,
"The Mystery", Consciousness, Infinite Being, Spirit, Brahman,
The Tao, etc., etc., etc.
It has many names and forms.
It means being able to see and experience "The Mystery"
in the every-day-ness of life;
something I'm still "working" on -
being more aware of the Sacred in a chaotic world,
in the mundane personal affairs of living;
the requirements of daily life:
in the must do's and the have-to's
that always find their way to the top of my list,
and seem to drive
with Ultimate Reality/The Divine/"The Mystery"...
Some may assume that a
"mystic" doesn't experience the darker feelings
and frustrations with living the Cosmic Dance of life.
That has not been my experience.
A "mystic" just experiences them
within context of the Greater Reality
- and learns to embrace them
as part of the totality of experience.
Some feel that a "mystic" has special insights, or powers, or visions,
or is only interested in seeking "mystical experiences."
For me it is not about seeking experiences,
but being open to the
movement of "The Mystery",
the movement of Consciousness
through its many expressions,
and at times experiencing
an intimate encounter
with what I know to be "The Divine"
like my Epiphany in Nov. 2013,
or Waking Up To Bliss like I did recently, or "meditative
writings" many years ago,
and poetry that sometimes just spills
out onto the page.
of what most have come to call "God,"
"The Divine", or Buddha Nature (Dharmakaya),
not associated with any particular faith, religion, or practice,
but a transcendent truth -
realizing that humans, at the very core of their
being are both "Divine" and human;
formlessness and form, spirit
in matter, Timelessness in time...
This "union" takes place within ourselves
with the realization that we are not a separate entity from
our Divinity, from Consciousness ItSelf,
needing to grovel our way back -
but that "comm-union" is always happening.
There is always
only the movement of "Divinity" through life,
There is no other "Higher" Self to search for.
It's all Here within us...
A Mystic Heart, says:
"Mystical Spirituality draws us into the depths
of our Being, where we come face to face with ourselves,
our weakness AND with the Ultimate Mystery.
Spirituality is not external religiosity,
not confined to ritual and liturgy.
It is a way of life that affects and
includes every moment of existence.
It is a disposition to a life of depth."
He goes on -
"How we make the journey is what spirituality is really
about - finding our own path.
This means finding a way to/awareness
of the vast unlimited Consciousness of The Divine,
The Mystery within.
the direct and immediate experience of Ultimate Reality,
which knows everything as ItSelf.
Being infinitely aware,
it knows in a unitive and universal
fashion through awareness
of no distance between ourselves and
the Ultimate Mystery...
The spiritual journey is essentially one of
discovering the roots of our true identity.
It is a process of the totality
from which we arise.
"Everything is part of an undivided wholeness where
each being reflects this totality.
'not two, and yet, not one.'
[I know this is not the traditional Advaita/Non-dual
definition, but it is my experience as well.]
That is, the relationship
between Divine Reality and human being
is a subtle distinction,
but not a separation.
And so the relationship is said to be non-dual.
Human beings are essentially Divine."
[or Pure Consciousness, etc.]
20th Century Christian Mystic
from - A Mystic Heart
[We must] take back our own listening,
use our own voice,
see our own Light."
Hildegard of Bingen
12th Century Christian Mystic
Too Rainy for Afternoon Beach Today
All photos below from February 21, 2018
SILENCE BIRTHS... ALL THAT IS
MEDITATION = WITNESSING
Good or evil, beautiful or ugly, you are separate.
You are the witness, you are just a mirror.
Anything that passes by does not affect the mirror at all. Something good – the mirror reflects.
Something bad – the mirror reflects.
When they have gone,
the mirror is as empty as ever.
and your consciousness is neither good nor bad.
Your consciousness may have lived thousands of years,
but not even a scratch is possible on your consciousness.
It only reflects; its function is reflection.
That’s why I say the divine between you and me is the same – there is no difference at all.
that the witnessing is a pure mirror,
eternally pure –
and you get identified,
you forget. […]
you will be surprised:
the moment you are utterly a witness
all the thoughts disappear.
There is simply a plain white screen and no thoughts.
that you have come to the door of meditation.
Just go on looking at the white screen.
Don’t do anything.
Consciousness has a nature –
if it cannot find any object which prevents it,
then it goes round and comes back to you.
EXCERPT from Full Article here:
Two Difficulties on the Path of Meditation – Osho
The Mid-Afternoon SUN is shining Brightly NOW
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Today - February 21, 2020
Beginning 1:52 PM