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Nondual Highlights: Issue #2997, Sunday, November 25, 2007, Editor: Mark
The body is a sensing instrument of consciousness. Without the body and the mind, the trees couldn't see themselves. Usually we think that we are looking at a tree, but the tree is looking at itself through us. Without this instrument, the tree doesn't get to see itself. We are the sensing instruments of the Divine.
When the heart is cleared out, then sight is synonymous with welcoming, seeing is the same as welcoming is the same as blessing is the same as loving. They are one thing. The eyes are no longer for just seeing. There's actually a channel from the heart right out the eyes, and right in. So it really is sweetly my privilege, you know when my eyes fall on any one of you, sweetly my privilege, just to behold your faces. And this is what is in you, this is what you are, below all arguments to the contrary. This lives in your heart. By your very nature. But it asks everything. It asks that we give up every false god, it asks that we give up every wild goose chase outside of ourselves, looking for approval, or something outside, the right relationship, the right job, the right milestone. If bliss was going to occur when we followed the program correctly it would have occurred by now.
Because this love from the empty heart is unconditional, is indiscriminate, and is huger than any love that only allows itself to show in certain directions or places. It's the whole heart emptied out of all its rules and boundaries and preferences and so it just, in emptiness, looks out at itself and says "Woo hoo, looking good!"
- 2 quotes from Jeannie Zandi
As awareness bends back on itself, a breathtaking, eternal reality shines forth, pristine and untroubled by everything that has happened in the created world.
Remarkably one has been transported to the instant "before the beginning" of all creation while the familiar world is seen as an expression of an implicit void.
The infinite sense of awe and wonder is amplified when the silent question of how can this be?, is followed by the startling, all-encompassing presence of grace.
When awareness turns to the "world" it may be shocking to realize that people are not who they appear to be, but whether they know that is an open question.
All searching for tangible evidence of who they are ends in the same, formless mystery that one discovers when looking at one's "own" awareness and being.
- Michael Regan, from http://www.michaelregan.us/
Tenderness touches everything, and moves right through everything. It brings us back to who we are.
Be still and know yourself as the Truth you have been searching for. Be still and let the inherent joy of that Truth capture your drama and destroy it in the bliss of consummation. Be still and let your life be lived by the purpose you were made for. Be still and receive the inherent truth of your heart.
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