love – another way

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Anandamayi

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It is said that the universe has its origin in love, and the chaos is systematised into the cosmos through the bond of love.

There is love between fire and air, between earth and water; without this love neither heaven, nor earth, nor the nether world would have originated at all.

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you can do nothing about love

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there are only these two things:

love,

and the mind that is empty of thought

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My Comment: You can do nothing about love, you cannot cultivate it and it is not the activity of thought. Yesterday when I read this statement it set off  in me a deep contemplation. When the mind is empty of thought then I am not in the movement of the past and I am receptive of love. In this contemplation of these two days I have begun to recognize how love moves in a very subtle way as long as I stay out of the way, which is to have the mind empty of thought. Now it is not that I have had no thoughts over this time but I have caught myself many times when I was super-imposing my opinion or my “take” on the situation. Then – ceasing to allow my behavior, my thoughts and actions to follow the familiar patterns of the past – something new very dependably showed up in the interactions. If love is the face of understanding, reconciliation and compassion and of letting go of one’s own position, then it is love that shows up when I allow the mind to remain empty of the stream of the past. It’s not instantaneous but it’s remarkable enough for me to confirm to myself that it is clearly evidential. Continue reading

life is precious

"Be Yourself. Life is precious as it is. All the elements for your happiness are already here. There is no need to run, strive, search, or struggle. Just Be." ~Thich Nhat Hanh:

“Be Yourself.

Life is precious as it is.

All the elements for your happiness are already here.

There is no need to run, strive, search, or struggle.

Just Be.”

~Thich Nhat Hanh

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Today’s revelation

God is everywhere, in every ice crystal of the frost on the grass and in the steam off the coffee. Yes, this is all shapes and forms of the Great One. I slow down to see His face. He looks at me as His own face and tastes me with my tongue. Continue reading

…says love

 

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“…it is what it is, says love.”

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“Life is a pyramid of Love. Whole life is just that; One big, unimaginable great and magnificent pyramid of Love. All seen and unseen worlds are part of it – pyramid of Love.

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falling in love ~

 

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I fell in love with myself

“We do not believe in ourselves

until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable,

worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch.

Once we believe in ourselves we can risk

curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight

or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”

~ e.e. cummings

 

I started a couple of days ago with the practice of affectionate perception in every situation I was in. I felt that I was not only blessing every person I met with the energy of affection but every situation and every movement I made. Continue reading

no sin, no guilt, no retribution

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“In the end you know

that there is no sin, no guilt, no retribution,

only life in its endless transformations.

With the dissolution of the personal ‘I’,

personal suffering disappears.

What remains is the great sadness of compassion,

the horror of the unnecessary pain.”

~ Nisargadatta

I like the simile of the simple light bulb. Of course, keep in mind that a light bulb is not actually all that simple and it is the result of complex thought by many over considerable time. Being mindful of what it took in the development of humanity on this planet to have all of the materials for a light bulb available and then to have the understanding of how it could function in order to produce light, it is quite remarkable and wonderful. Continue reading

mind in love

‘With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy.’ ~ Lope de Vega :: Art by Bonnie Joy Bardos

 

A mind that is in Love is a smiling mind; it is happy and feels buoyant, cheerful and playful. When in Love, the quality of its seeing is full of affection for everything in its field of perception. The cloak of heavy, dark or broken thoughts is dissipated. Continue reading

upon becoming invisible I love

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(Ginny Ruffner – The Bowl from the Garden of Ideas)

upon becoming invisible

the invisible shows Itself – only that

 slakes my thirst.

i must drop all points of reference

all identity, all characteristics,

all carry-overs of ‘me’,

all that i want, i prefer, i am,

and yet be infinitely gentle

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