Wednesday, February 26, 2014

After Twenty Minutes

After Twenty Minutes by americ
A reflection, spoken after a twenty minute meditation session at home. An ordinary meditation.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Suddenly


Suddenly
Mind is quite as if not there
Like an open sky
Nothing to do
Feeling all done
Walking outside in wonder
Perplexity fades away
Melting into peace and awareness pure

Saturday, February 15, 2014

No way out


No way out
Always here
Even in dreams


Thursday, February 13, 2014

Pelican Sage


Hunting for knowledge
Surprised by wisdom
Surpassed with gratitude

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Bounded Unbounded Consciousness

Religious wars are fought over what form consciousness should take. In truth, consciousness is unbounded, like the open luminous sky. We tend to identify with the contents of consciousness; so that truth becomes truth within a way of talking and thinking. "This is the only true way. And it is expressed in these document for now and all time." If God be infinite, God would have to become not-God in order to be bounded by the particular documents of certain historic periods - in one particular planet in this vast universe. The truth is in the actions, in the love - not dogmas or doctrines. 

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Eternal Life

The eternal life is
given to those who
live in the present.
Ludwig Wittenstein
(as quoted in Zen Calendar, April 10, 2011)

Monday, February 03, 2014

Your Own Beauty - as seen by Ram Dass

“Your problem is you’re afraid to acknowledge your own beauty. You’re too busy holding on to your own unworthiness. You’d rather be a schnook sitting before some great man. That fits in more with who you think you are. Well, enough already. I sit before you and I look and I see your beauty, even if you don’t.”
                                                                Ram Dass[1]



[1] As quoted in the The Sun, January 2114, page 24. See http://thesunmagazine.org/issues/457/beginnings_blunders_eleventh_hour_rescues

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Just Wait

You reach a point, a place where you can’t think or imagine or feel. What do you do? Just wait without expectations – even without hope. Just wait. That is all that’s required. That all there is for a while. A deeper sense of faith begins to dawn in the dark moments – perhaps only a faint memory or image. That is enough. That is the turning around – the place of faith and hope. After the fog of despair and fatigue dispels itself and the you that is really You shines in the early day. You are here now. You are again free. 

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Absolute Presence

The infinite limitless boundary between is and is-not
expands ever more - as mind not knowing
when to stop movement. But in stillness, pure
and simple, it allows wholeness. Nothing
more furthers along this path.

Feeling present right here and right now.
Allowing the boundary between outside and inside to drop away.
You may not always live in this state of union with absolute presence.
But, you can unite with it several times a day;
so improving the miraculous quality of your life.

What is better than That?