This blog is only about awakening, nothing more, nothing less. Anything that will contribute to the possibility of complete liberation from the dream, or from the mass hallucination of humanity, or from the mental matrix, or from the false self, or from the lie, or any other label you want to call it, is welcome here. The key words are FREEDOM and JOY. Sometimes I think this just keeps the story going and only adds to the insanity, and there's too much of that already. But something is trying to pry the lid off still, something awaits to be seen. We are all in this boat together, so here we go......have fun!

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

A Christmas Reflection

"Into this world, this demented inn, in which there is absolutely no room for him at all, Christ has come uninvited. But because he cannot be at home in it, because he is out of place in it, and yet he must be in it, his place is with those others for whom there is no room. His place is with those who do not belong, who are rejected by power because they are regarded as weak, those who are discredited, who are denied the status of persons, tortured, exterminated. With those for whom there is no room, Christ is present in this world."

~ Thomas Merton

"And the deepest level of communication is not communication, but communion. It is wordless. It is beyond words, and it is beyond speech, and it is beyond concept. Not that we discover a new unity. We discover an older unity. My dear brothers, we are already one. But we imagine that we are not. And what we have to recover is our original unity. What we have to be is what we are."

~ The Asian Journal of Thomas Merton

"A life is either all spiritual or not spiritual at all. No man can serve two masters. Your life is shaped by the end you live for. You are made in the image of what you desire."

~ Thomas Merton

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Many who come to non-dual "seeking" come from educated backgrounds. As I have stated before, many look at "enlightenment" as a crown to a "good" education. But what is in your mind does not lead to the truth. In some, perhaps many, circumstances, education can be a stumbling block to awareness. I have been a real advocate for the "simple seekers". People like Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection. A simple monk, shoe maker, and cook, Brother Lawrence was responsible for The Practice of the Presence of God, a small book of "Oneness" that is a classic of Christian Mysticism. Or St. Therese of Lisieux, who's The Story of a Soul is a testimony of a life of Love in action. Or look at Ramana Maharshi, or Nisargadatta Maharaj, or even the Christ. Simple earnestness, simple Love. These lead to understanding. These lead to Truth. You can study under well educated people. You can read all the spiritual literature you can lay your hands on. But living a life of service, trust and Love is what takes you to the Absolute. To be in "God's" presence, to "be" God's Love, is the Absolute. You can't learn it. You can only "live it".

My "teaching" is that we ARE unconditional Love. No person, no "God", just Love unfolding. The "nothingness" everyone talks about is seen as "everythingness" from here. I have uncovered the truth of my "faith" by living it, trusting it, and being it. A "teacher" lives his "teaching". Realize you are Love unfolding, and live accordingly. It is no more complicated than that!

~ Bill Lindley http://ahimsananda. blogspot. com/

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"There are so many people who live alone, crushed by their loneliness. It is obvious that too much solitude can drive people off the rails, to depression and alcoholism. More and more people seem to have lost their balance because their family life has been unhappy. There are so many who are lost, taking drugs, turning to delinquency; there are so many who are looking for a family and a meaning in their lives. In years to come, we are going to need so many small communities which welcome lost and lonely people, offering them a family and a sense of belonging. At other times, Christians who wanted to follow Jesus opened hospitals and schools. Now that there are so many of these, Christians must commit themselves to the new Communities of Welcome, to live with people who have no other family, and to show them that they are loved."

- Jean Vanier, founder of The L'Arche Communities

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