soaking up truth

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Sometimes you hear a voice through the door calling you,

As a fish out of water hears the waves-

Come back. Come back.

This turning toward what you deeply love saves you.

….Rumi

we cannot measure our choices as good or bad, near or far, deep or shallow……..what we can do is be mindful of our choices, set intentions, and honor our confusion and doubt…..

The great gift of a spiritual path is coming to trust that you can find a way to true refuge. You realize that you can start right where you are, in the midst of your life, and find peace in any circumstance. Even at those moments when the ground shakes terribly beneath you- when there’s a loss that will alter your life forever- you can still trust that you will find your way home. This is possible because you’ve touched the timeless love and awareness that are intrinsic to who you are. Looking back through history, and across many religious and spiritual traditions, we can recognize three archetypal gateways that appear again and again on the universal path of awakening. For me, the words that best capture the spirit of these gateways are truth, love and awareness. Truth is the living reality that is revealed in the present moment; love is the felt sense of connectedness or oneness with all life; and awareness is the silent wakefulness behind all experience, the consciousness that is reading these words, listening to sounds, perceiving sensations and feelings. Each of these gateways is a fundamental part of who we are; each is a refuge because it is always here, embedded in our own being…..Tara Brach

 how to reconsider truth

I have no more ideas anymore about
God, consciousness, the absolute or
non-duality.
If you want to talk with me
let us meet where there are
no abstractions.

All I want to know is:
Have you noticed?
Something is here my friend.

Something is here – have you noticed?

Only the Mystery is.
The Mystery is noticing that
only the Mystery Is.

Have you noticed?

…..Adyashanti

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