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16653The Enlightened Eatery Simile

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  • Jeff Belyea
    Jun 16, 2009
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      Enlightenment is like a
      fully satisfying meal.

      To speak of it in this
      manner is to bask in the
      gratitude and joy of it.

      Enlightenment is always
      present as an undercurrent
      once we have partaken
      of the meal, but basking
      is a time of excluding
      everything else and letting
      bliss completely...
      completely..take over.

      Every cell in our body
      tingles with blissful
      sensations - from the
      moment our taste buds
      awaken. Every cell from
      our olfactory factory
      to our blissful belly button
      comes alive to a whole
      new way of being in
      the world (but at the
      first bite, no longer
      of the world).

      And the tingling never
      stops and the new way
      of perceiving reality
      as new every moment
      immediately becomes
      a permanent wave of
      blissful being in the
      world - as if entirely
      alive and awakened to
      who we truly are, for
      the very first time.

      This Enlightened Love
      that we experience in
      The Enlightened Eatery
      at first bite tosses
      us into an ocean of
      bouncing bliss on an
      endless wave of delicious
      joy and gratitude.

      Some say that the joy
      is in the journey, but
      that's like saying we
      are fully satisfied after
      ordering from the eatery's
      menu. The joy is in the
      consuming (or more accurately,
      being consumed, in the
      experience).

      The joy unspeakable (beyond
      anything words can describe)
      truly begins with the very
      first bite - the moment the...

      (let's use a typical
      Thanksgiving menu)

      savory sweet onion casserole
      enlightens our taste buds.

      The comfort continues to take
      us - as we taste the warm mashed
      potatoes - up on a drifting cloud
      of fluffy white wonderment.

      A sparkle of heavenly light
      ignites as we bite into the
      tart cranberry sauce, and we
      know we have merged with the
      universal light-being. Not
      one. Not two. Just wisdom's
      light.

      And so the meal goes, like
      a meditation of taste sensations
      that brought a sudden rush of
      new wisdom and understanding.

      We now know the language of
      the heart, and the depth of
      primary meaning within the
      chambers of The Mystic Heart.

      The celebration never ends,
      and The Enlightenment Eatery
      never closes.

      Dessert, anyone.

      One Love,

      Jeff
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