“The road to enlightenment is long and difficult, and you should try not to forget snacks and magazines.”
― Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith
The Enlightenment throughout history…has always been a mystical interpretation of the experience of awakening to true nature…marked as a timeline……within a movement of a collective thought….
The Enlightenment symbolizes knowledge concerning divine
We make a choice..and then the choice makes us…
Faith and Reason united…
As throughout all of eternity of time….it is and always
will be about The Spirit..having a most divine Human experience….awakening….
The nature of human beings as the image of God… is the soul generating the image of God… and as such… the intellect, has the power to be all things.
So, if somebody asks you..”what do you do with your time”..say
“I grow Christ..what do you do”?
“Whoever sees me sees the teaching, and whoever sees the teaching sees me.”
― Siddhārtha Gautama
“Strange how we decorate pain” Margaret Atwood
When the least one is given..is the most one ever knew….
One calls it plenty….
Revealed in the dreams’
are the starless
moments…that one had long forgotten…
the stars filled her soul…..
for safe keeping….
for such a
where less was
and truth was…..
more than enough…..
“And the rest is rust and stardust” Vladimir Nabokov
“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”
― W.B. Yeats
powerful question, one can ask..when observing the distance or the closeness of
“What else could
There is no one
else that has access to the world you carry within you…you are the
portal…you are the entrance….
When one opens
themselves up to every perception…things create their own focus….
“You are one of the rare people who can separate your observation from your preconception. You see what is, where most people see what they expect.”
― John Steinbeck, East of Eden
“Wonder is the heaviest element on the periodic table. Even a tiny fleck of it stops time.”
― Diane Ackerman
In the paradise of our
minds….if we deprive magic….wonder…wanes
Each day..is a new masterpiece..revealed in the mystery we entertain…
“Observe the wonders as they occur around you.
Don’t claim them. Feel the artistry moving through and be silent.”
“Let your soul stand cool and composed
before a million universes.”
― Walt Whitman, Song of Myself
You first have to be free to say yes, before you say no….
To know the inner self and the outer reflections….the inner and outer conversations that are always going on…
are one and the same..
is a generous moment of recognition… a finely tuned moment of no judgement…..
“I and this mystery, here we stand.”
― Walt Whitman, Song of Myself
“In every sound, the hidden silence sleeps.”
― Dejan Stojanovic, The Creator
Nothing is more hidden from
us, than the illusion which lives with us day by day.
And our greatest illusion…. is to believe that we are what we think ourselves to be.
Go beyond the thought…..while shedding the patterns of what the acquired self has built…
Become stillness….become a prayer…..
I see or hear
that more or less
that leaves me
like a needle
in the haystack
It was what I was born for–
to look, to listen,
to lose myself
inside this soft world
“My friend, you see how perishable are the riches of this world; there is nothing solid but virtue.”
One must first know how to trust the self, in order to know how to trust at all….and this requires courage.
Courage is the foundation that gives reality to this trust.
We find our original goodness when we can discover and own these three attitudes.. deeply planted within us….
A trust in inner coherence itself (FAITH)
A trust that this coherence is positive and going somewhere good (HOPE)
A trust that this coherence includes me and even defines me (LOVE)
The Universal Christ by Richard Rohr
One must choose the best each day, without compromise. and nurture the best into habits.