The moon at dawn stooped like a hawk
and took me and flew across the sky.
Traveling inside that light, so close,
my body turned to spirit.
I saw nothing but light.
The secret of revelation came clear
with my ship submerged in that.
As it moved, consciousness rose into being,
and the voice of consciousness
made every foam fleck a new bodying.
Matter receives a signal
from the sea it floats in.
But without the sun,
without the majesty of Shams,
no one would see the moon
or ever dissolve in ocean light.
wondering what it would feel like to be this new with every breath, with every discovery, with every new day…..the holiday groove whispers an invitation to rediscover, to renew, to rekiss this new year…..
The essence of spirituality is actually just to melt. We melt all of the ideas of who we are, where we are going, and what we are doing. We just melt everything. When we melt everything, what melts is not our true nature but our painful ego. And where we land is this eternal ground, the sorrowless land within, which is always there. The true spiritual practice is actually ‘unselfing.’ Most people don’t know what that is all about. Once we have the wisdom of ‘selfing,’ we may want to have salvation that belongs always to this moment. When that intention is very strong, then there is also attention. From that moment on there is a beautiful dance that happens in our consciousness. The dance is the dance between awareness and unawareness. It is the dance between selfing and unselfing. Unselfing is very beautiful because in that effortlessness of dissolving self then the melting happens. This melting is not traditional spiritual terminology, it’s made-up, but it works. We just melt. Our fear melts…..Anam Thubten
We wait for the magical moment- sometime in the future- when everything will be as we want it to be.
…..Thich Nhat Hanh