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Obstacles

I’m not going to give you platitudes about overcoming the hurtles. Instead I offer these thoughts:

“The mind adapts and converts to its own purposes the obstacle to our acting. The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” (Book V:20)  ~ Marcus Aurelius

“The Great Way is not difficult
for those who have no preferences.
When not attached to love or hate,
all is clear and undisguised.
Separate by the smallest amount, however,
and you are as far from it as heaven is from earth.

If you wish to know the truth,
then hold to no opinions for or against anything.
To set up what you like against what you dislike
is the disease of the mind.

When the fundamental nature of things is not recognized
the mind’s essential peace is disturbed to no avail.
The Way is perfect as vast space is perfect,
where nothing is lacking and nothing is in excess.

Indeed, it is due to our grasping and rejecting
that we do not know the true nature of things.
Live neither in the entanglements of outer things,
nor in ideas or feelings of emptiness.
Be serene and at one with things
and erroneous views will disappear by themselves.

When you try to stop activity to achieve quietude,
your very effort fills you with activity.
As long as you remain attached to one extreme or another
you will never know Oneness.
Those who do not live in the Single Way
cannot be free in either activity or quietude, in assertion or denial.

Deny the reality of things
and you miss their reality;
assert the emptiness of things
and you miss their reality.
The more you talk and think about it
the further you wander from the truth.
So cease attachment to talking and thinking,
and there is nothing you will not be able to know.

To return to the root is to find the essence,
but to pursue appearances or “enlightenment” is to miss the source.
To awaken even for a moment
is to go beyond appearance and emptiness…”

~ Third Chinese Patriarch

 

 

 

Clever Ploys

There’s so much on the great plate of life,
How do we sort it out?
Where’s the route?

Can we ignore what we abhor
Or should we shout it out?

Perhaps we conspire
To hide from what inspires
To confound being found out.

Without our toys & clever ploys
We might stand naked before the crowd.

Be brave. Stay true.
Freedom from such heresy is long overdue.

 

Temporary Guise

3xNnUzRYPenetrate the illusion
That you are anyone at all.
Your image in the mirror is
A temporary guise
For the Source
You’ve been seeking
In the dream
You’ve been dreaming.

Awaken now.
This is your chance.

Excerpt from ONLY THIS

 

Yours?

Is God yours?
Or is the God you claim
A shrink-to-fit rendition?
You’re not wrong to name
The God you think is so
As your very own.
But rest assured,
It’s one you will outgrow.

Excerpt from THE END OF TIME

 

Hand It Over

3xNnUzRYWhen you find yourself in the middle of a longstanding, gnarly dilemma, and you can’t find your way out, hand it over. As Einstein said, “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.”

After all, you’re at the heart of the dilemma. Hand it to your Higher Self, Soul, Atman, Deliverer. Trust that this problem will be addressed without any interference from you. You don’t have to figure anything out. You’ve already tried. This takes discipline because your mind will try to wrestle with it one more time. But you’re not the problem solver, at least not this time. If you were, you’d be done with it by now. Let go.

Eventually an insight will occur to you, more ease will overtake you, a way through will show itself. Extend your gratitude. Faith is on its way.

Lasting Prosperity

daffodilsYou think what you have defines your worth,
That you’re not good enough,
Can’t love well enough
And are not loved.
You forget how valuable you already are.

Deep inside is the gold you seek.
In your depths is the love you think is lacking.
Stop claiming you are not loved.
You are Love itself!
Dismantle your belief to the contrary.

Love is the key
To lasting prosperity,
To everything you hope to achieve.
Make it supreme.

Excerpt from EVER DEEPER: NOTHING LESS WILL DO

 

Kiss of Grace

orchgrncattleya450It’s that moment when you realize that everything is just the way it needs to be. Even things that seem unworkable, painful and hard to face. Somehow it all fits together because there’s more to our world than how we see it. Our view is limited; our understanding, meager. But, in its midst, is this great love that takes us through every day and beyond. If we stay with that love, we become whole, in awe of creation and each other.