Every wave is allowed to arise and dissolve in the vast, unlimited, boundless oceanic space of consciousness that you are, just as all waves are unconditionally allowed to arise and fall in the Ocean, which remains undisturbed, always.
Love is to know yourself as this vast, boundless ocean, and therefore to know deeply that every wave – every thought, every sensation, every feeling, every sound, every smell that arises – is none other than yourself in disguise. Every wave is saturated with yourself – an intimate friend, not an enemy to be feared or pushed away.
When our true nature as the ocean is forgotten, a basic fear of life arises, a fear of the waves, which are now seen as ‘other’, and there is a contracted attitude towards life, with the illusion of a separate ‘me’ at its core, and this is the origin of all of our suffering and seeking, both personal and global.
However, every moment is an invitation to remember, that although the waves of consciousness may rise and crash, in the Ocean’s depths lives the deep peace and silence of yourself. Silence, and knowing.
Life Without a Centre
Every child has known God,
Not the God of names,
Not the God of don’ts,
Not the God who ever does Anything weird,
But the God who knows only four words.
And keeps repeating them, saying:
“Come Dance with Me, come dance.”
When thoughts arise, keep quiet.
Questions are formed, an inclination to ask is noticed, keep quiet.
As ideas and opinions are heard, keep quiet.
If ideas and opinions are formed, keep quiet.
With the desire to speak, keep quiet.
If speaking happens, keep quiet.
While listening, keep quiet.
Even as mental noise exists, keep quiet.
When a sense of urgency is felt; keep quiet.
If feelings bubble to the surface, sometimes overflow, keep quiet.
When nothing is felt, keep quiet.
If the inner body vibrates; keep quiet.
During exertion, keep quiet.
While relaxed, keep quiet.
When contracted, keep quiet.
With an open heart, keep quiet.
With others, keep quiet.
Alone, keep quiet.
In peace, keep quiet.
So that silence may be heard, keep quiet.
So that peace may be felt, keep quiet.
So that love may reign, keep quiet.