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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Not Settling...


My mind wants to tell me that ‘just sitting’
 – sitting meditation - is not enough.
  But my Heart knows that ‘just sitting’
 is exquisitely enough…

 It is communion with the Infinite Beingness of all life.

It is the “medicine” for every ailment…

It is the Light that brings awareness
to all hidden places…

It is the Spaciousness from which all knowing
and all needed action arises
with clarity…

Heart says:
Spend as much time as possible
’just sitting’
in the depths of Silence
communing
with the Tao of life -
the inner movement of Beingness -
experiencing the embrace
and intelligence
of what lives us;
not resigned to
”just being human…”
not settling…

Being aware
of Humanness and Infiniteness -
as One Rhythm…
The Infinite manifest in the finite
The Truth of Existence…

Humanness infused with
such Suchness
that we are enlivened with a Life
much vaster
than “just” our humanness…

Can we embrace
that
Life
as
who
we
are

The
Pure
Conscious
Awareness

that
breathes
us
into
existence
as
ItSelf.

Do we want to remember
who we are, what we are,
beyond
disturbances of the mind,
our insecurities,
our thoughts,
our feelings,
our beliefs,
and
impairments
of whatever kind…

Can we allow ourselves
to see/sense/know
The Infinite Presence
that
we
really
are
behind
these eyes,
this persona,
and
that which animates
this
body

That Heart of Being that we have longed for all our lives…

and not settle…

Can we quit pretending
that “we’re only human”
that we can’t know,
and take off the shadowy masks
that blind us
and see
the
pure
Light
of
Being
that
is
Here

You don’t have to wait lifetimes…
It’s right here, right now -
everywhere…

Just be still
and look…

Open the inner eyes of the Heart
and
see
with
the Heart

It has always been here…

Feel it.
Experience it.

Don’t settle…



Mystic Meandering
August 3, 1012


Art: Infinite Light


“We have been raised to fear…our deepest cravings [longings/passion].
And the fear of our deepest cravings [longings/passion] keeps them suspect,
keeps us docile and loyal and obedient,
and leads us to settle…”

Audre Lourde

From Finding True Refuge Blog
Tara Brach




10 comments:

  1. This had me all teary-eyed, Christine, it speaks so beautifully. And this line moved me immensely, "That Heart of Being that we have longed for all our lives…" That longing, it is the beginning of the spiritual journey, and the place we go back to and touch often. The tenderness, to allow ourselves such vulnerability is actually gracework. When we allow for unsettling, we can crack open... It's not easy sometimes. But how much we do gain by cracking up! :o) Thank you for this illuminated moment... ((HUGS))

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    1. Thank you dear Tracy... Yes, that longing for the intimacy of Being is what started me down this road as well, and will carry me all the way Home... As you know, it is the longing of the Self for ItSelf... Such beautiful longing. Heart Hugs...

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    1. Thank you dear Uma... :)Not settling until the dam is broken...

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  3. wonderful questions! I have sat several times with a wonderful dharma teacher, Howie Cohn recently and yes, this is it, when we are present with whatever is, we are free, free from wanting, from fear, because those things exist in the past or the future. Simple but not easy, but yes, possible!

    Inspiring post.

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    1. Thank you dear Carole... You have an interesting interpretation! Am not sure that's what I was aiming at, but thanks for your take on the writing... :)lol

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  4. "Not settling until the dam is broken..." ~~ Wow...there are cracks ALL OVER THE PLACE!!...Thank you for such a beautiful post Christine. Made me teary eyed also when I could feel the gratefulness for being 'nudged' into vulnerability where one has the exquisite opportunity to rest on and trust in the only Support that is...xoxo

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    1. Thank you dearest, as always :) Yes, trusting the Infinite/Pure Awareness/Space of Silence as our true Support... That's why I need to spend more time in Silence - at the depths of Being! And allow those cracks to open, open, open! :) Love and Hugs...

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  5. beautifully thought out and written

    just sitting sounds so simple and easy, but it often isnt.

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    1. Thank you dear Suki... Oh I know... Sometimes I have to sit for an hour before I feel myself relax, till I can fully turn into that space of Silence and sense that Infinite Presence... But it's worth it :)

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