#3378 - Thursday, December 11, 2008 - Editor: Jerry Katz
Nonduality Highlights -
Walt Whitman: Living the Paradox of
In Walt Whitmans Leaves of Grass, he begins Song of
I celebrate myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.
I loafe and invite my soul,
I lean and loafe at my ease
a spear of summer grass.
These lines describe the paradox of nonduality and how to live.
The paradox is that while we are the same every atom belonging
to to me as good belongs to you.
everything is distinct: observing a spear of summer
And how to live through the paradox? Whitman says "celebrate
lean and loafe."
invite my soul, Whitman says. The soul is the paradox. It is who
he is. Paradox is myself. I celebrate myself.