“That which you seek, you already are. Just wake up and be that. Then you will be in the truth of life. You will be enlightened. You will be in Oneness and timelessness and so there is no soul, no journey, no separation, no seeking and no finding. Everything dissolves into the moment of NOW. Everything is revealed in Oneness.
The dimension of you that has been seeking enlightenment is the ego and the ego will never arrive at that which it is seeking. There needs to be a relaxation, a letting go. The seeking and striving and trying keeps you goal oriented and away from the doorway of the truth, which is the present moment.
When you are fully awake, there is nothing left of you from the past and nothing of you projecting into the future. Your are utterly here now.
This is the awakened state. It is an exalted state of consciousness.
At the deepest level of this state, separation dissolves and you enter into Oneness. Occasionally, through Grace, the sense of your self as an individual dissolves completely and all that exists is perfect Eternal Presence, Silence, Love and Oneness.
Occasionally, the nothingness at the heart of everything is revealed.”
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“OM, In Silence
OM, as One
I the dance when two is born from one
When the body is dropped
And the breath no longer inhales
There is a sense that I still exist
In completed silence
No form, Identity or face
No emotion, no state
The dance of breath is felt
It seems I am back
Although this completed silence I had never left
Never meeting another to forget, miss or remember
I could not be alone as I had never been together
This autumn breath that needs not to be breathed
Is the force behind every moment
Of this dance expressed as me
Me the dance, Me in duality
Me recalling this to be
Me that ceases to exist without thee
The very I that in return sees me
Born from myself I am brought to my knees
For the form does not drop
But internally I remaining a servant of thee
That very breath that breathes me”
To the sage, nothing is happening that is worth reporting.
Sometimes you enter the heart.
Sometimes you are born from the soul.
Sometimes you weep a song of separation.
All the same glory.
You live in beautiful forms,
and you are the energy that breaks images.
All light, neither this nor that.
Human beings go places on foot,
Angels, with wings.
Even if they find nothing but ruins and failure,
you are the bright core of that.
When angels and humans are free of wings and feet,
they will understand that you are that lack, pure absence.
You are in my eyes
like a taste of wine that blocks my understanding.
That ignorance glorifies.
You talk and feel in the talking: kingdom, finances, fire,
smoke, the senses, incense, all are your favorites.
A ship, Noah, blessings, luck,
troubles that pull us unknowingly toward treasure.
Look. He is being dragged away from his friends.
No one will see him anymore.
This is your story.
I ask you, Should I talk to this one?
Is he being drawn to me?
Silence. That too.
What is desire. What is it?
Do not laugh, my soul.
Show me the way through this desiring.
All the world loves you,
but you are nowhere to be found,
hidden, completely obvious.
You are the soul.
You boil me down in a saucepan,
then ask why I am spilling out.
This writing, the record of being torn apart in your fire,
like aloes wood, becomes most itself when burning up.
Enough talk about burning.
Everything, even the end of this poem,
is a taste of your glory.
Translated by Coleman Barks
The Big Red Book–The Great Masterpiece Celebrating Mystical Love & Friendship
When the layers of what appears peel away
and no more layers appear,
peace is revealed.
Pray to be peeled.
“To a Sage, whether the mind is chaotic or not makes no difference! Allow everything to move through you. Nothing goes deep nor registers inside. Like plants without roots floating on the surface of the ocean, let what comes and goes do their thing, you stay put in and as the Being/Self. In fact, use all experiences as opportunities to find out who you are! The Sage in you doesn’t have to take a step back from anything, for it is without identity.”