OF ALL THAT SUFFICED HERETOFORE
THE SILENCE OF “ONLY SMILED”* PREVAILS
A GENTLING TENACIOUS PROCESS OF POSSESSION
RELEASING ALL THAT IS NOT TRUTH FOR THIS SOUL
INITIALLY AN 'INSIDE' HAPPENING GRADUALLY PERMEATING
THE TOTAL BEING
** "PRACTICING THE PRESENCE"
THE RELIEF BEYOND BELIEF
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**"Walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in everyone."
George Fox's Journal
When your soul awakens,
you begin to truly inherit your life.
You leave the kingdom of fake surfaces,
repetitive talk and many weary roles,
and slip deeper into the true adventure of
who you are,
and who you are called to become.
The greatest friend of the soul is the unknown...
Yet we are afraid of the unknown because
it lies outside our vision and our control.
We avoid it or quell it by filtering it
through protective barriers of
domestication and control.
The normal way never leads home...
It can't be organized and regulated.
It isn't true that everyone should follow one path.
Listen to your own truth...
however rich and clever or loving and charitable
or spiritual or impeccable,
it doesn't help us at all.
The real power comes to us from the beyond,
the unseen, the unknown.
D. H. Lawrence
Quotes above in this font from:
GRACED POSSESSION "...home to yourself." "...wise guides." Sanctarii Sunrise/Afternoon May 19, 2018
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Without looking for the traces I may have left;
A cuckoo's song beckons me to return home,
Hearing this, I tilt my head to see
Who has told me to turn back;
But do not ask me where I am going,
As I travel in this limitless world,
Where every step I take is my home.
from the Zen Poetry of Dogen
You cannot understand life and its mysteries as long as you try to grasp it.
Indeed, you cannot grasp it just as you cannot walk off with a river in a bucket.
If you try to capture running water in a bucket,
it is clear that you do not understand
it and that you will always be disappointed,
for in the bucket the water does not run.
To "have" running water
you must let go of it and let it run.
a thought that rises,
independent, lifted out from all else,
calm, like the stars, shining eternal.
whoever you are, as mine for me.
most spiritual and vaguest of earth’s dreams,
yet hardest basic fact,
and only entrance to all facts.
in the midst of the significant wonders of heaven and earth,
(significant only because of the Me in the centre,)
creeds, conventions, fall away
and become of no account before this simple idea.
Under the luminousness of real vision,
it alone takes possession,
once liberated and look’d upon,
it expands over the whole earth,
and spreads to the roof of heaven.
~ Walt Whitman
from Walt Whitman: Poetry and Prose
the troubled philosopher
finds nothing to believe in
and in unexpected silence
at the still unanswered questions
CAN ONLY SMILE
There is a well known Eastern legend giving the idea of a soul who had found truth.
There was a wall of laughter and of smiles.
This wall existed for ages and many tried to climb it, but few succeeded.
Those who had climbed upon it saw something beyond,
and so interested were they that they smiled,
climbed over the wall and never returned.
The people of the town began to wonder
what magic could there be and what attraction,
that whoever climbed the wall never returned.
So they called it the wall of mystery.
Then they said,
'We must make an enquiry and send someone
who can reach the top,
but we must tie him with a rope to hold him back.
When the man they had thus sent reached the top of the wall,
he smiled and tried to jump over it,
but they pulled him back.
Still he smiled, and when the people eagerly asked,
'what did you see there?'
he did not answer,
he only smiled.
This is the condition of the seer.
The man who in the shrine of his heart has seen the vision of God,
the one who has the realization of truth,
can only smile,
for words can never really explain what truth means.