What a privilege and blessing this life experience is.
I think it started when the not knowing got to the stage where I couldn’t sleep and didn’t want to eat. When the path opened, there was a deep realization of profound gratitude for those that went before me and what they have done. I still can’t really express my gratitude to this day.
Note to Self: Dear Self, Becoming available to the infinite intelligence of the Creation is the only way to know life in its full depth and dimension. May you know the Bliss of the Divine. Love and blessings, Don
By turning inward and seeking. When I noticed that the place I look out from is still and silent, I realized it was the world around me that moved past me not me moving in the world – just like watching a movie. The inward domain is a boundless place to seek and wonder unfolds at every opportunity.
Peace … the peace of my very nature. It is not something we come across, it’s where I am, nearer than all else. I don’t come to it, I come from it. To find it is to allow myself to go back to the place i never left.
It feels like a flow or alignment. It makes me think that heaven is here and now.
I am drawn to the selflessness of those who serve others. The aged carers, educators, health care workers, first responders, farmers, spiritual teachers, cafe workers…. so many in so many fields.
Early in the journey, it was “I Love You”. Then I decided to stop discriminating and it became, “I Love”. After a while, I learned to drop the “I”. Now all there is, is “Love”.
Many, perhaps even most, start fast, but very few finish strong. I will finish strong.
That this Emptiness here, where I am looking from, is – rather than contains – these shapes and these colours at my feet. As Zen insists, form is void and the void is form, Nirvana is none other than Samsara, the Lotus of Enlightenment is one with the Swamp of Delusion which is its habitat.
By being a part of my environment as I go about my day, not apart from it.
When I let go of seeking security, solace or the fulfilment of my desires, I fell in love with creation and its creator.
For me, the word “trust” is too fragile. Trust can be broken. On the path I am walking, it is “devotion”. It is a case of no matter what, continue down that path.
Lots of realisations: it is the most sophisticated machine on the planet that is capable of incredible things. All I need to do is turn inward and download the users manual to understand what it is capable of.
When I say, “I like this, but don’t like that”, it is a subtractive process. Joy resides in “all inclusiveness”.
The uniqueness of each day. I watch the sun rise every day and without a single exception, it is never the same – ever. What a joy!
Transcendence – moving beyond the physical limitations and the limitations of the 5 senses. Exploring other dimensions of this life.
My mortality. I want to die joyously and gracefully – but perhaps at full tilt. I want to cross that threshold at maximum RPM and maybe enter the next space sideways with the stereo blaring. But to do that, death and I need to become better friends.
My life used to be packed full of expectation. Then as stirrings started, it moved to “be prepared for the unexpected” This became so tiring. So, I decided to drop the lot and just look for Grace. And it shows up everywhere if you choose to truly look. Never any expectation and definitely no entitlement. Just pure ineffable Grace.
Just being as open as I can, to experience what is. Being curious like a child, just listening intently in wonder.
Living joyfully with autism… now wouldn’t that be an interesting area of inquiry?
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