“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.
“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.”
― Emily Dickinson
May I walk every day unceasing
on the banks of my water……
may my soul rest on the
branches of the trees which I have planted…..
may I refresh myself in the shadow of my sycamore….
“If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.”
― Henry David Thoreau, I to Myself
“When you begin, you envision a better end but, when you get to the end, you see the beginning better!”
― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Reflections are beautiful souls….of fragmented illuminations….and anything more than twelve minuets of personal pain, is simply self- indulgence…..
Live ILLUMINATED in the texture of the real world for others to see and trip over and align with.
“Memory believes before knowing remembers….
― William Faulkner, Light in August
Your religion is not the church you belong to, but the cosmos you live inside of” — G. K. Chesterton
Truly enlightened people see oneness because they look out from oneness.
Light…is less something you see directly….and more ….
something by which you see all other things
Ordinary matter…is the hiding place for such light…for Spirit…
which REVEALS..all that is unseen…and all that is seen from…
To turn from everything …to one face…
Is to find oneself face to face with…
Elizabeth Bowen ..The Heat of the Day
“We do not think ourselves into new ways of living, we live ourselves
into new ways of thinking.” Richard Rohr
The absence of our mental desire to be sure of our
knowing…….opens the space of harmony….
creating a balance of serenity with our own Divinity.
We let go of a need of control …..and the need to know it all….
before we are ready to know it….
It is here, we are allowing all we encounter..to BE that
which …”we” are….or “it” is…..or “they” are.
Allow your focus to go beyond…fixed expectations….FIXED
letting the landscape blur..and come into natural clarity.
It is here, ones focus becomes empowered in what IS…..while discovering our courage….deepened within the
self….and taking responsibility for all we find there….
“All shall be well.” Revelations of Divine Love