- *************************MICHAEL READwho is enlightened?
turn that inquiry inward
where is god?
turn that inquiry inward
when the beliefs and concepts begin to drop
let them go!
the universe is relieving you of a great burden.
why, indeed why, do you want to carry such a heavy load?
peace and love eternal - michael
I care and I do exist.
No problem then :-)
Is your existence enlightened?
~~~~~The other way around: your existence isn't enlightened. Instead, enlightenment is (your) existence.GregRASHMI
If you have full faith in God, if you have full faith in the truth
that whatever happens to you happens according to the will of God,
then every place, every moment, and every event of your life will
begin to feel sublime.
Whether events happen by fate or by chance, who can argue with either one?
It's the acceptance that gives peace, regardless of how things happen.
Someone I know was able to accept the death of their young son in a freakish
accident only because such things do happen, so why should he be exempt? And
there are many with "full faith in God" who do not see how this requires any
belief that God be some controller of events. To them this is not even a
comforting idea, more an offensive one. The relaxation of surrendering control
does not require there be another entity to turn it over to. It may be a matter
of just waking up to the fact that my self as controller was illusory from the
get go. There are many, many other ways to see blessedness in every event.GENE POOLE
The New American Taliban?
Or merely a retry of a Very Bad Idea?
The worst of duality, may be coming soon to a national government near you...
Public service posting
==Gene Poole==ASHE from ConsciousnessIsAll listUntitled
We swim in it. This thing
that all of us,
are searching for; we
swim in it. Its waters
warm as a steaming bath
while we shiver
in the cold climate
of ourselves. Stop
looking somewhere else
for something that you are not
as though there will be answers there
waiting. There will not.
you are wet with it.
Drowning in it.
Drifting down and through and across it.
You are surrounded.
You are swallowed
whole. And it swims too,
in your hungry stomach.
Fills you, weary head
down to weary toe.
You can be drunk anytime.
Or sober as common sense.
Feel free. Either way
I'm diving down again
to where the question mark
is obsolete, frowns extinct
and blowing bubbles
is the only language
left to speak.GARY MERRILLHow far do we have to go to find peace?
Can I ever find peace? It may be an impossibility.
If there is any distance travel,
Any movement to make then there is no peace
There will be a mover
A subject will be born to in search of its object
Time will be required for the subject to create in
As soon as there is time then choice appears
I can be right or wrong because I am now projected outside of myself
An actor, a doer, a thinker, a controller, a chooser, a causer
But does time and distance really exist apart apart from me?
Can I really separate myself from myself?
Separate 'now' off from me?
Can I make myself better, whole, when 'I' means apart?
When there is no movement to peace I am peace.
When there is no distance to travel I am home
When there is no choice about 'what is' I am 'what is'.
That it could be otherwise is our disease.
The disease of self.