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Nonduality Highlights: Issue #3479, Sunday, March 22, 2009, Editor: Mark

There is nothing to hold onto.
Initial understanding:
There is nothing of value to hold onto.

then going deeper...
There is, actually, nothing to hold onto.

Initial understanding:
To witness is to observe, to simply "watch."

going deeper...
Witnessing is simply allowing.

And such allowing eventually becomes translucence
in which phenomenality of experience unfolds, undeterred.

And so, again and again dissolving in translucence of experience,
where apparent effort is transparently only apparent,
where apparent intent, even movement of attention,
is transparently just, soft steam rolling away.

- Bill Rishel, posted to The_Now2

"What are you holding onto, Leo?" is what Leo Busgaglia's beloved mother said to her precious son as she lay dying.

"Death is challenge. It tells us not to waste time...  It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other."

- Leo Busgaglia, posted to The_Now2

Start the Day with Love; Spend the Day with Love; Fill the Day with Love; End the Day with Love; This is the way to God.

- Sathya Sai Baba, posted to adyashantigroup

Love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love...
There's nothing you can do that can't be done.
Nothing you can sing that can't be sung.
Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game;
It's easy.

There's nothing you can make that can't be made.
No one you can save that can't be saved.
Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be you
in time - It's easy.

All you need is love, all you need is love,
All you need is love, love, love is all you need.
Love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love
. All you need is love, all you need is love, All you need is love, love, love is all you need
. There's nothing you can know that isn't known.
Nothing you can see that isn't shown.
Nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be.
It's easy.

All you need is love, all you need is love,
All you need is love, love, love is all you need.
All you need is love (all together now)
All you need is love (everybody)
Allyou need is love, love, love is all you need.

- Lennon and McCartney, posted to adyashantigroup

What is the worst that could happen if you surrender to love? What we seem to fear the most is the broken heart. Yet the very unwillingness for the heart to be broken is the broken heart. The tragedy and the irony is that in order to avoid a broken heart, people live in a state of broken-heartedness. In the willingness to have the heart be broken a million, trillion, zillion times, true love is revealed.

Let the whole world break your heart every instant of the remainder of your life. Then this life can be lived in service to love. It does not mean you stay in abusive relationships. It means only to stay true to that which is always true to you, and that is love. Anything else is a story. If the story is never investigated, your whole life is lived on the assumption that the story is real, and that your heart, your soul, and your love need to be protected. But that assumption is actually a denial of your heart, your soul, your love. It is the denial of self-love.

The great good news is tat love is free and it has not gone anywhere. In all of these aeons that you have been hiding from love, love is still here, it is still open, it is still waiting for your commitment, still waiting for you to say, 'Yes, I give my life to the truth of love. I vow to let love live this life as it will, for better or worse, for richer or poorer.'

Through honest self-investigation, it is possible to see why you may not be surrendering to love, and to see that you actually have the choice to surrender. It is a way to let the unconscious storylines become conscious, the unknown become known. Ask yourself this question: Why is it dangerous to surrender to love? Not why is it right to surrender to love, or why is it good to surrender to love, but why is it dangerous to surrender to love?

Let your individual consciousness drop down into the source of consciousness, into the space where all of the reasons and justifications for resisting surrender are seen simply as stories, as something made up that ou can very easily let go of. Allow all of the stories, all of the defences, be seen for what they are. Are any of these stories worth keeping? What is the cost to your life?

The love that you search for everywhere is already present within you. It may be evoked by any number of people or events. A mountain can evoke this love. A sunset can evoke this love. But finally, you must realize that you are this love. The source of all love is within you.

- Gangaji, from The Diamond In Your Pocket

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