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Nonduality Highlights: Issue #3688, Saturday, October 17, 2009, Editor: Mark

Give all to love. Obey your heart.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Notice the loving feelings that arise next time a person smiles at you, is kind to you and those loving feeling arise to respond back with kindness too... notice how it feels.

Notice the loving feelings that arise next time someone responds to you in pain or frustration or confusion, and you see "you" arising there in memory or similar circumstances and love arises because you know how it feels to be in their shoes and you cannot judge... this is inclusive love or compassion arising. This is what connects us to each other from the heart.

True communication is communion - the realization of oneness which is love.

- Eckhart Tolle, posted to The_Now2

Don't Postpone Your Yes!

Muhammed is said to have said,
"Whoever belongs to God, God belongs to."

Our weak, uneven breathings,
these dissolving personalities,
were breathed out by the eternal
Huuuuuuuu, that never changes!
A drop of water constantly fears
that it may evaporate into the air,
or be absorbed by the ground.

It doesn't want to be used up
in those ways, but when it lets go
and falls into the ocean it came from,
it finds protection from the other deaths.

Its droplet form is gone,
but its watery essence has become
vast and inviolable.

Listen to me, friends, because you
are a drop, and you can honor yourselves
in this way. What could be luckier
than to have the ocean come
to court the drop?

For God's sake, don't postpone your yes!
Give up and become the giver.

- Rumi, Mathnawi IV:2613-2622, version by Coleman Barks, from One-Handed Basket Weaving, posted to Sunlight

The consciousness in you and the consciousness in me, apparently two, really one, seek unity and that is love.

- Nisargadatta Maharaj, from I AM THAT - Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, posted to The_Now2

Q: Are you the devotee or the object of devotion?

M: I am neither, I am devotion itself.

- Nisargadatta Maharaj, from I AM THAT - Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

The Freshness

When it's cold and raining,
you are more beautiful.

And the snow brings me
even closer to your lips.

The inner secret, that which was never born,
you are that freshness, and I am with you now.

I can't explain the goings,
or the comings. You enter suddenly,

and I am nowhere again.
Inside the majesty.

Rumi, version by Coleman Barks, from Soul of Rumi

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