Monday, April 28, 2008

I am the ocean

I am the ocean
Calm and rough

Inside me lies a secret
That unfolds gently
Like wisdom when I seek it

I am the ocean
I swell in anger
And subside in awe

I rage humanly
And flow like god

I transform
And my balance
Is in all of me
As I am

I am the ocean
There is life above me
And life below
I am a mirror
For life to see life

Give me your ripple
So I may grow and grow you

Give me your ripple
So I may make our waves

Give me your ripple
So I may live and die

And when I storm
And when I sleep
Your ripple will lie in me deep

Saturday, April 26, 2008

What comes between you and this right now?

What comes between you and this right now?

The mind's argument with what is.

What is the argument saying?

He should not be this way. She should not be this way. This should not be this way.

If he is this way, or she is that way, then I get upset or angry or sad or...

So, finally, says the argument,

I should not be this way. I should be something else - something other than what I am in this moment.

See how the argument always tracks back to the I.

The mind provides a thousand different reasons why I should not be what I am right now.

Perhaps it says I should be a better person than this. I should be stronger, more loving, less emotional, less angry, more peaceful, more wise, a better parent, or whatever else.

Perhas it says simply that I should not have to face this right now.

However longwinded the connection, the mind's argument comes back to I. - The I who is uncomfortable with the I as it is right now.

So this is one big step. - Calling a spade a spade.

This is not about some other person, or thing or circumstance. This is about I.

Seeing this is big.

When this is seen, there is a resting.

It is exhausting to be on a wild goose chase for so long, running all over the place to make something else the problem.

It is a relief to come back home, to I. - To see that this is where it all is.

The mind may understand this to mean that I am the problem.

The mind thinks that if that other person or thing or event is not the problem, then I am the problem. For there is a problem, and so somebody must be it!

Then it may ask, how can it be a relief to know that I am the problem?

There is a problem here and it needs to be solved. But changing the source of the problem to I, is no solution!

These are all legitimate beliefs. The mind is doing its job.

But is a belief automatically true?

This is the inquiry.

For much of our lives, we automatically accept our beliefs as the truth. We become separate from what is, and we suffer.

By amazing grace, it takes very little to change that. What does it take?

Just 2 questions to ask of oneself -

What am I believing right now? and - Is this belief true?

What you find may be very interesting. And much more besides.

Don't believe any of this. :-)

Discover for yourself.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Playing with Mirrors

Try this

Look at yourself in the mirror.

Look at your eyes. See how they look at you.

Look at yourself looking. This is you.

See this that sees.

Now look out the window.

Imagine the mirror is still there.

What do you see?

Cars, trees, road, birds, flowers, people, sky, fence?

Now this is you. Look at how you look!

You look like the car! The tree. The road. The flower....everything!

The mirror is in your eye. It shows you how you look.

The mirror is in your ear. It shows you how you sound.

The mirror is in your touch. It shows you how you feel.

The mirror is in your nose. It shows you how you smell.

The mirror is in your tongue. It shows you how you taste.

Discover you. New every moment.

You are the infinite oneness

Infinite oneness

The teachers say 'You are it! You are the oneness.'

Imagine that. Imagine that you are the oneness. One being. The only one.

Yet you know nothing about being the one. There is no concept whatsoever about this.

Take this in just for a bit. Drop all ideas of what one means. And sit still in the conviction of the one.

What is oneness without concept?

One doesn't mean not two. One doesn't mean not many.

Feel this oneness connecting everything through you and around you, even in the far distance.

Feel this oneness embracing even the unseen.

Feel how far and wide you stretch.

There is nothing that is not you.

Feel yourself falling as the bottomless ocean. - Soaring as the infinite sky, and further still and further and further...

Nothing is separate.

You are the infinite oneness.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Try this

Try this.

Close your eyes. Take in what is - the sounds that are heard, the smells that are smelled, the sensations that are felt. Take it all in. Savor it like a glass of wine.

What hears the sounds? What feels the sensations?

What is it? - This that hears and feels?

Does it have a name? Does it need to have a name? Does it need to have your name?

Does it have a body? Does it need to have a body? Does it need to have a specific body?

Does it care what it hears? Does it depend on what it feels?

This is the awareness. Simply that. Receiving everything. And not needing anything.

Discover this independent awareness. Is it not you?



The waves arise from the ocean
Knowing they can only return
Where they began

Where is this knowing?

In the fierce arch of the giant storm wave
In the gentle curl of the lapping beach wave

See how they turn
Right back into themselves
With complete certainty
Amazing Grace

From absolutely nowhere
A thought arises

What is thought without thinker?
Who is thinker without thought?

From absolutely nothing
Thinker and thought arise

So thinker can think thought
Seer can see sights
Listener can hear sound

So self can discover itself
And nothing is everything