FIERCE GRACE PRESIDES*
NO SELF/NO GOD**
TRUTH OF BEING
EFFORTLESS EASE OVERFLOWS
**OceanSpeak Category Bernadette Roberts
When you regain a sense of your life
as a journey of discovery,
you return to rhythm with yourself.
When you take the time to travel with reverence,
a richer life unfolds before you.
more acquainted with reverence,
the light, grace and elegance of beauty
find you more frequently.
the journey becomes an adventure of beauty.
All Photos for today's OceanSpeak from: JULY 19, 2018
ALLOWING THE IMMORTAL TOTALITY...<GRACEOPATHY "...the I which is God is all." July 19, 2018
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Thomas Merton wrote,
“there is always a temptation
to diddle around in the contemplative life,
making itsy-bitsy statues.”
in all of life to diddle around
making itsy-bitsy friends and meals
for itsy-bitsy years on end.
simply to step aside from the gaps
where the creeks and winds pour down,
I never merited this grace, quite rightly,
to sulk along the rest of your days
on the edge of rage.
The world is wilder than that in all directions,
more dangerous and bitter,
more extravagant and bright.
we are raising tomatoes
when we should be raising Cain, or Lazarus.
If you can find them;
they shift and vanish too.
Squeak into a gap in the soil, turn,
unlock-more than a maple- a universe.
and tomorrow morning,
and tomorrow afternoon.
Spend the afternoon.
You can’t take it with you.”
dependent on the arrangement of finances,
relationships, and social norms
cannot substitute for the real thing.
True tranquility is a birthright of every being.
It resides in the eternal nature of all beings.
That nature is often called the Soul.
Look there for the real deal
when the substitute fails.
we experience inexhaustible energy.
From what appears an empty void,
we find the bounty of life.
Our edginess, tension,
anger, and turmoil
begin to settle down.
In their place we find
a deep tranquility,
that has been here waiting
since before the beginning
of beginning-less time.
Chapter 4 of The Tao Te Ching
– trans. William Martin