Saturday, June 15, 2019

Sabine - If a friend needs you

photo by Benoit Courti

If a friend needs you during rough times, whether it’s grieving for the lost animal, separation from the loved ones or a sudden incurable illness, instead of throwing non-duality jargon at them, be the ear, be the shoulder so you can take on some of their pain. Non-duality reciting during such situations is of no value and it can only make one’s heartache stay longer. Pretending we are beyond the heart break or pain is pure ignorance of those who have failed to look into their own bodies and investigate it. 
Forcing recognition onto someone or showing unpleasant behaviour towards seekers is unnecessary. We don’t know what someone has gone through in their lives, so why not be polite or simply BE there and listen?

Recognition of our ‘natural state’ happens at its own accord (if it ever does) and when readiness is there, teacher in human form isn’t necessary. These who believe can teach non duality are deluded or still see themselves as separate or in a higher position than the seekers – which is simply the mind madness.
Yet, it is as it is. Once can only beware – be aware – of this. Pointers are everywhere. Takes it to be seen non conceptually.

There is no need trying to force someone to stop seeking as it won’t be taken aboard before it is due.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Brigit Anna McNeill - The wild medicine

I see your hurts, your fears and your sorrow.
I see them like crumpled black lumps, and brittle edged bits that feel heavy and uncomfortable in your flesh.
But I also see your immense bravery,
your wisdom and your courage. It grows from you like tendrils of medicine plants; wild and wise.
And this medicine that is within you, is stronger than your hurts, your sorrows and your fears.
It’s bigger than you realise.
You are so very courageous and you can do big things, hard things, beautiful things and monumental things.
I wish you could see what shines from you,
I wish that you could wrap those wild vines of courage around you. The ones of wisdom and truth, of power and bravery.
Wearing them like a cloak, a dress or a second skin; absorbing and feeling the wild medicine it brings you, for you have grown it from within, they are seeds of your knowing and they can’t be taken from you.
You have made it through everything and now it’s time to see yourself as the warrior and tender lover of your own being.
The one who grows medicine weeds and sweet flowers from the concrete cracks of their life.


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Silence is the true teaching. It is the perfect teaching.
    It is suited only for the most advanced seeker.
    The others are unable to draw full inspiration from it.
    Therefore they require words to explain the truth.
    But truth is beyond words….

    Sri Ramana Maharshi

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Hafiz - I think I just want to be sad today

I think I just want to be sad today, the way many
are in this world.  True, God rides in my pocket,
as He does in yours.

Yes, I could lift Him out and look upon various
realms of light and know great happiness.  Maybe
I will do that tomorrow.

The ocean has moods.  Have you not seen how its
colour can change, and the waves’ force and heights
can differ?