If you think that people should be nice to one another, then by all means be nice. But when you project that belief onto the people and the world around you as if it were an objective reality, or worse still, as if it were their job to be nice to you, you put yourself at odds with what is, and suffering will surely follow.
If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation are men who want crops without plowing up the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, and it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle.
That bacon, egg and cheese though… #breakfast #goodmorning #lol #thatbaconeggandcheesethough #nom
The Growing Peace
The growing peace of ultimate understanding (awareness) moves about within me, like a tidal wave taking down walls of beliefs and perceptions built in past learnings or attachments formed by this “Me” that has disappeared. Knowing that I am doing and completing my tasks here in this life as they are meant to be fulfilled… as this surrendered instrument in the symphony of the Almighty. Not as those who surround me think it should be, or wish it would be or are concerned about it being… but as it Is. It is all effortless. Knowing that I am a device of Divinity itself whose destiny is etched in the stars above me, watching as it shines among all whom I come into contact with and that it is reflected back by their hearts or glowing faces. This nirvana is impenetrable. These words flow not from my mouth, but my heart, where the only truth that exists is found. Within, not without. Knowing that in some way, shape or form I have, can and will alter your life for the better in any honest meeting with me, beside me, inside me. That in a moment’s notice I can resonate deeply in your heart if it is open enough to welcome truth without denial or fault. Those wishing and yearning to realize such feelings of peace and divine understanding or truth, feel free to ask of it, to seek it out. I am here for you just as the Divine is and has always been.
Peace, love and blessings to you my dear friends and family.
Learning How to Fall ~ Andrea Rossin
poignancy is the hinged moment between
revolution and healing
pitched forward on edged regret
stomach sinking into eminency
ferocity of heart and mind
laterally across the midlined field
growth’s stark light game
casting shadows from positioned repose in wait
descent like shadows quickening
death among endlessness
living heavy locked pulsations
behind the breastbone in slow-motioned accidents
horrifying before the break
seconds will have gone by
destructive stumbles crumbling
life-swept edges of once safe vistas
I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches.
If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers.
To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable.