AS A WAY OF LIFE
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when the news about time is that each day
there is less of it I know none of that
as I walk out through the early garden
only the day and I are here with no
before or after and the dew looks up
without a number or a present age
—W. S. Merwin
from the moon before morning
I’m God-mad … God-mad in a vast, vast way.
When I go out on the veranda at home
and I look at the whole scene,
I say, ‘Wonderful, God! Wonderful!’
Or I wake up in the morning and I walk outside
and I see the nature all around me:
‘Wonderful, God. Great work!
Good morning, God.
And I say that in the kitchen,
in the bathroom,
because I’m God-mad, you see.
If you objectify God,
you’re going to miss the point.
If you make a thought of God,
you’re going to miss the point,
because the thought is an object.
This God is everything put together – nothing in particular, although I say to the birds,
‘That’s God being a bird. Hello, God!’
The clouds are God:
‘A lovely, lovely bit of artistry, God.’
I’m talking to God all day.
You talk to yourself.
You must be, if you’re thinking all day,
because your thoughts are yourself.
there’s no thought.
The whole scene is purely a convex thing
that reflects everything back
to this body, here, within,
and the acknowledgement,
the recognition of the whole,
all comes back
as the power of love.
because it resonates with
the God inside of you.
~ Barry Long
The false self [body-mind-identity] has not yet been totally transformed back into nothing-ness and much faith continues to be placed on the value of acquired knowledge.
This often inspires
a very subtle spiritual arrogance.
True Knowing is ‘emptiness’, devoid of any ‘you-identity’. There is no archive of information and yet the knowledge available from ‘True Knowing’ is instantaneous
in the moment it is needed.
and with it comes - ‘emptiness’.
When this occurs, there is a profound ‘lightness’
based on ‘Being nothing’.
The slate of person-hood is wiped clean
and the Awareness that You Are
is fully revealed.
Awareness is then ‘aware’ of IT SELF as ONE
… as All That Is.
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Integrity and authenticity seem very similar if not identical … but they are not.
Integrity relates to the world of the false self …
the one called ‘me’ as a person,
the body-mind-identity or ‘person’
- who most believe is who they are.
It involves something called honesty
and living within the parameters
of what is perceived of as true and right conduct.
it is totally dominated by the conditioning
that defines this ‘made-up’ entity or false self.
Every attachment, expectation and identification
tied to memory and imagination
‘designs’ what this illusory identity calls true,
and that is an ever-changing description
that is always compromised at best.
however involves the Awareness
that this entity is a false self.
It recognizes that nothing about it is real in any way.
IT does not require any analysis or comparisons
of what is so called right or wrong …
IT lives beyond the world of opposites
as one flawless and untainted SELF.
[which is ‘one’ Consciousness,
in which all that ‘seems to be’ is a ‘projection’]
is Perfect …
IT ‘is’ Truth IT SELF,
also called Love [unconditioned in any way].
Who You Really Are.
Notes Re: Morning Whisper