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Saturday, February 8, 2014

A Pathless Pilgrim...

I continue to walk a “pathless path” (read here) – and yet there is a focus…  I am not “called” to any particular “spiritual path”, although I have meandered down many over the course of my life.  I am no longer “seeking” anything “out there” – not “God”, nor even “enlightenment.”  And still, there is a sense of a contemplative “pilgrimage” of sorts – an exploration of the vastness of the Divine inner landscape, a deepening into The Mystery of the Divine, The Mystery of Existence, plumbing the depths of The Mystery of God-Consciousness and seeing how IT unfolds within me - what IT is calling me to…   It is a way of life actually, a continuous unfoldment, a “returning” to the core of Being, what I now refer to as “the God Space”: the silent, still core of Infinite Being from which everything arises and emerges into being…  For what is “God” but the Eternal OM – the Infinite Sound of Being, the Infinite “Emptiness” of the Cosmos that *isn’t* “empty”, the Silence that isn’t silent, the Stillness that isn’t still, but pulsates with the Rhythm of Life that flows within us and through Existence.  It is the genderless spaciousness of Pure Awareness where there is no separation *or* union, just the Isness of Being – Divine Essence – Innate Presence - our True Nature…

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“This moment in time and space is an eggshell,
personal identity is a sheath.
The breath of God is breathing through it…

Remember the deep root of your Being.
Give yourself to the one who already owns
your breath and your moments.”

Rumi




You must always keep in mind that a path is only a path.
Each path is only one of a million paths.
If you feel that you must not follow it,
you need not stay with it under any circumstances.
Any path is only a path.
There is no affront to yourself or others in dropping a path,
if that is what your heart tells you to do.
But your decision to keep on a path or to leave it
must be free of fear and ambition.
I caution you: look at every path closely and deliberately.
Try it as many times as you think necessary.
Then ask yourself and yourself alone this one question:
Does the path have a heart?

All paths are the same.  They lead nowhere.
The only question is: Does this path have a heart?
If it does, then it is a good path.
If it doesn’t, then it is of no use.

Carlos Casteneda




“Wanderer, your footsteps are the road,
and nothing more;
Wanderer, there is no road.
The road is made by walking…

By walking one makes the road,
and upon glancing behind
one sees the path that will
never be trod again…

Wanderer, there is no road –
only wakes upon the sea…”

Antonio Machado





“The Self is like a powerful magnet within us.
It draws us gradually to ItSelf…
It is the [Divine] magnet
that is pulling us towards ItSelf.”

Ramana Maharshi


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Top Photo taken by my father
1952/53



6 comments:

  1. All of this is simply beautiful, so glad I can accompany you on the "pathless path", as they say "walking each other home"...

    Have a peaceful weekend dear...x

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    1. Thank you dear Sue. Am glad you are a companion on the road, as you follow your own Sacred Journey as well. Yes, that is a Ram Dass quote that I love - "we're just walking each other home." Hope you are feeling better these days... Peace and Love...

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  2. Thanks for the Casteneda quote about the need for a path to have a heart and thanks too for your father's beautiful photograph.

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    1. And thank you "John O" for visiting and leaving your nice comment. Yes, that photograph is dear to me, as my father no longer walks the earth path, but reminds me of him, especially with the lines from the Machado quote: "and upon glancing behind one sees the path that will never be trod again...."

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  3. Beautiful, beautiful, and it describes perfectly something I feel deeply, that there is wisdom and beauty in wandering without a path.

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    1. Thank you Cate... Oh yes, most definitely :) And I love wandering with you!

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