(ETERNAL ONE MOMENT)
IN TAO CORE
BEYOND ALL WORDINGS
TAO CORE SOUL.....
....THE ETERNAL NOW MOMENT
IS ALL THAT IS
THE PRISTINE ORIGINAL UNSULLIED SOUL
BE THE CENTERPOINT
LOOSE GARMENT DESIGN OF HUMAN FORM
CLOAKS BEYOND NOW’S INVISIBILITY….
…. THE UNSPEAKABLE TRUTH OF BEING’S MYSTERY
May 2, 2013
(This above Whisper...a Random Pick yesterday from Archives
but NOT consciously remembered this monring as this morning's Whisper Created)
See this OceanSpeak:
Excursions away from the center are
Excursions away from peace.
(Also on this OceanSpeak:
many of us were taught courage
in the form of the warrior or the explorer,
bravely facing danger.
In the Buddhist understanding, however,
great courage is not demonstrated
by aggression or ambition.
are more often expressions
of fear and delusion.
The courageous heart is the one
that is unafraid to open to the world,
to care no matter what.
our capacity to open to life without armoring.
“Ultimately it is on our vulnerability that we depend.”
This is not a poetic ideal but a living reality,
demonstrated by our most beloved sages.
to persevere through difficulties without giving in
to bitterness and despair.
His vulnerability became his strength.
is most strange or other in my world
as the very place of divine encounter
– what St Benedict tells us in the Rule –
is a holy challenge!
and policies which further divide us,
learning to embrace the gift of the stranger,
both within our own hearts, as well as in the world
is a true balm.
Cynthia Bourgeault writes that
"(Mystical hope) has something to do with presence-
not a future good outcome,
but the immediate experience of being met,
held in communion, by something intimately at hand."
and held in communion
is a reminder for us as we return
to the demands of our lives
and seek to make wise and compassionate choices.
It helps to nourish hope deep within us.
we need people willing to pause and listen,
to open their hearts to what is uncomfortable,
and to hold space and attention
until the new thing emerges.
but I do have ancient practices which help to sustain me
when I would rather run away.
Perhaps if we keep practicing together,
we will hear whispers of a new beginning.
~Christine Valters Paintner
Christine Valters Paintner
where the inner monk and artist
meet and dance together.
out of a desire to host a space
where other monks and artists
could find a welcoming place
for deep inner work
and an encounter
with the great Source
silence and creativity.
to life's unfolding.
I believe this commitment can change the world.
to both the inner and outer stranger
so that all parts may know themselves
as welcome and part of a wholeness.
in this world of division, speed, and productivity.
Christine Valters Paintner
It only seems that way.