#4384 - Thursday, September 22, 2011 - Editor: Gloria Lee
- “What bonds us is seeing the divine in and as everything and everyone. If we’re
really spiritually awake, we see something extraordinary in and as each person,
whether they know it or not. That’s the beauty of it. That’s the connection. That’s
~Fred LaMotte on FB"The small man builds cages for everyone he knows.
While the sage, who has to duck his head
when the moon is low,
Keeps dropping keys all night long
for the beautiful rowdy prisoners."~Hafizby Sherry Stewart on Facebookphoto by Alan Larus on FacebookSpiritual WhalesEven in cloudless skies,
Many fathoms down, it's dark.
Even in a stiff gale,
Sea depths are calm.
Whales know this,
They visit the surface, but live deep.~Pete Sierraon Nonduality Highlights group on FBThe timeless nonstate cannot be achieved because the mind cannot evolve
towards it. The mind can only bring you to the threshold. Awakening comes
unexpectedly when you do not wait for it, when you live in not-knowing. Only
then are you available.~Jean Kleinby Tony Cartledge on FBOK! I granted your wish! Now look inside.
If you see, hear, think or feel anything
in particular, that's not it. :)
~Pete Sierra on FBthe lockWe are like locks, an emptiness waiting for a key to unlock us, and we act as if
we don’t know what the key is.We say, “I don’t know what would unlock my true self.”But we lie to ourselves. We look inside and we clearly see the form of the
emptiness, the size and shape of the key.We know precisely what the key looks like.~Clyde Grossman on FBHappy 804th Birthday, Beloved RumiI am with you now. ~ RumiI honour those
who try to rid themselves of any lying,
who empty the self
and have only clear being there.~RumiRumi's birthday is traditionally celebrated on Sept. 29th.by Belle Heywood on FB
When someone is counting out gold to you
don't look at your hands or the gold...
look at the giver...~RumiJust be quiet. Don't think."~ PapaJi
When we quiet our thinking, we can hear what our heart has to say.~Kristy Thompson on FBSeptember MeditationI do not know if the seasons remember their history or if the days and
nights by which we count time remember their own passing.
I do not know if the oak tree remembers its planting or if the pine
remembers its slow climb toward sun and stars.
I do not know if the squirrel remembers last fall's gathering or if the
bluejay remembers the meaning of snow.
I do not know if the air remembers September or if the night remembers
I do not know if the earth remembers the flowers from last spring or if
the evergreen remembers that it shall stay so.
Perhaps that is the reason for our births -- to be the memory for
Perhaps salvation is something very different than anyone ever expected.
Perhaps this will be the only question we will have to answer:
"What can you tell me about September?"
~ Burton D. Carley ~
(1997 UUMA Worship Materials Collection; contributed by Bob Freund)Web version: www.panhala.net/Archive/September_Meditation.html