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#4340 - Monday, August 15, 2011 - Editor: Gloria Lee

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    #4340 - Monday, August 15, 2011 - Editor: Gloria Lee The Nonduality Highlights - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights Our task is to take this earth so
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      #4340 - Monday, August 15, 2011 - Editor: Gloria Lee
      The Nonduality Highlights - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights

      Our task is to take this earth so deeply and wholly into ourselves that it
      will resurrect within our being.
      —Rilke, excerpt from a letter to Witold Hulewicz, November 13, 1925 
      by Christine Wushke on Facebook

      Hope is with you when you believe
      The earth is not a dream but living flesh,
      That sight, touch, and hearing do not lie,
      That all things you have ever seen here
      Are like a garden looked at from a gate.
      You cannot enter. But you're sure it's there.
      Could we but look more clearly and wisely
      We might discover somewhere in the garden
      A strange new flower and an unnamed star.
      Some people say we should not trust our eyes,
      That there is nothing, just a seeming,
      These are the ones who have no hope.
      They think that the moment we turn away,
      The world, behind our backs, ceases to exist,
      As if snatched up by the hands of thieves.
      ~ Czeslaw Milosz ~

      (The World)

      By letting go our fascination with the extraordinary and spectacular, we
      can allow ourselves to recognize the simple wonder that lies within the
      For life is its own purpose and doesn't need a reason to be. That is its
      ~ Tony Parsons
      Along The Way

      Searching through intellectual knowledge for the true Light is like a man
      lost in tunnels under the earth...  the deeper he journeys the darker it
      ~ Rumi
      by Melitta Kelly on Facebook


      "The less conscious one is of being 'a writer,' the better the writing."

      — Pico Iyer 

      Keeping Quiet
      By Pablo Neruda
      (1904 - 1973)
      English version by Alastair Reid
      Now we will count to twelve
      and we will all keep still.
      For once on the face of the earth
      let's not speak in any language,
      let's stop for one second,
      and not move our arms so much.
      It would be an exotic moment
      without rush, without engines,
      we would all be together
      in a sudden strangeness.
      Fishermen in the cold sea
      would not harm whales
      and the man gathering salt
      would look at his hurt hands.
      Those who prepare green wars,
      wars with gas, wars with fire,
      victory with no survivors,
      would put on clean clothes
      and walk about with their brothers
      in the shade, doing nothing.
      What I want should not be confused
      with total inactivity.
      Life is what it is about;
      I want no truck with death.
      If we were not so single-minded
      about keeping our lives moving,
      and for once could do nothing,
      perhaps a huge silence
      might interrupt this sadness
      of never understanding ourselves
      and of threatening ourselves with death.
      Perhaps the earth can teach us
      as when everything seems dead
      and later proves to be alive.
      Now I'll count up to twelve
      and you keep quiet and I will go.

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