Learn the art of taking your stand on the Truth within. When you live in this Truth, the result is the fusion of the mind and the heart and the end of all fears and sorrow. It is not a dry attainment of mere power or intellectual knowledge. A love which is illuminated by the intuitive wisdom of the spirit will bless your life with ever-renewing fulfillment and never-ending sweetness……Meher Baba
each little incident in our lives reveals and sheds an inner knowing…..even when we forget and deny and hurt ourselves and feed on anger, something bigger that holds the open sky is there, carrying us and calling us to our higher and spacious soul-kin……and so it is….
Love is the emotion of merging, of becoming One. Love is a way of pushing through into the One. We treat love and hate and the other emotions like they are all on the same level, but they’re not. Hate, fear, lust, greed, jealousy – all that comes from the ego. Only love comes from the soul. When you identify with your soul, you live in a loving universe. The soul loves everybody. It’s like the sun. It brings out the beauty in each of us. You can feel it in your heart……Ram Dass
Revelation is not for the faint of heart. Some of us with tiny paranoia issues think that so much information and understanding is being withheld from us- by colleagues, by family, by life, by God- knowledge that would save us, and help us break the code and enable us to experience life with peace and amusement. But in our quieter moments we remember that a) there are no codes, and b) if you are paying attention, plenty is being revealed. We are too often distracted by the need to burnish our surfaces, to look good so that other people won’t know what screwed-up messes we are, or our mate or kids or finances, are. But if you gently help yourself back to the present moment, you see how life keeps stumbling along and how you may actually find your way through another ordinary or impossible day. Details are being revealed, and they will take you out of yourself, which is heaven, and you will have a story to tell, which is salvation that again and again saves us, the way Jesus saves some people, or the way sobriety does. Stories to tell or hear- either way, it’s medicine. The Word. Without revelation and reframing, life can seem like an endless desert of danger with scratchy sand in your shoes, and yet if we remember or are reminded to pay attention, we find so many sources of hidden water, so many bits and chips and washes of color, in a weed or the gravel or a sunrise. There are so many ways to sweep the sand off our feet. So we say, ‘Oh my God. Thanks.’….Annie Lamott