PARTS ALL RED SEAS OF HORROR
LIES AND DECEIT
What is meaningless is neither good nor bad.
Why, then, should a meaningless world upset you?
If you could accept the world as meaningless
and let the truth be written upon it for you,
it would make you indescribably happy.
But because it is meaningless,
you are impelled to write upon it
what you would have it be.
It is this you see in it.
It is this that is meaningless in truth.
The truth upsets you now,
but when your words have been erased,
you will see His.
That is the ultimate purpose of these exercises.
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Course in Miracles Lesson
You need not earn your bread by the sweat of your brow.
Work, but enjoy it.
Work, and love it, but never feel dependent on it for your living,
for I am living you:
I am your living.
~Joel S Goldsmith
A PARENTHESIS IN ETERNITY
And God is able to make all grace abound toward you;
that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things,
may abound to every good work.
II Corinthians 9:8 (KJV)
this other night grows warm, kindling.
Let the landscape be covered with thorny crust.
We have a soft garden in here.
cities and towns, everything
becomes a scorched, blackened ball.
but the real news inside here
is there's no news at all.
There is no where in you a paradise that is no place and there
You do not enter except without a story.
Whoever is nowhere is nobody,
and therefore cannot exist except as unborn:
No disguise will avail him anything.
They fall, they fall into apartments and are securely established!
They find themselves in streets. They are licensed
To proceed from place to place
They now know their own names
They can name several friends and know
Their own telephones must some time ring.
if all names are shouted at once
and all cars crash at one crossing:
If all cities explode and fly away in dust
Yet identities refuse to be lost. There is a name and a number for everyone.
There is a definite place for bodies, there are pigeon holes for ashes:
Such security can business buy!
Yet, to tell the truth, only the nameless are at home in it.
the unborn flower of nothing:
This is the paradise tree.
It must remain unseen until words end and arguments are silent.
~ Thomas Merton
from The Selected Poems of Thomas Merton
Don't think of anything as a curse or a blessing.
Don't interpret it,
and suddenly you will see
that everything is beautiful.
#27 Blessings in Disguise