There is an appearance of multiplicity. But behind the appearance are clues pointing to oneness. . .

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Haw Sunset and Clouds

Yellow Flowers

I dream of rain

Sooner or Later. . .

Sooner or later,
Just like the world's first day
Sooner or later,
We learn to throw the past away.
History will teach us nothing.

- Sting, "History will teach us nothing"

Just ideas. . .

There is no progress or deepening in understanding who you are, because you are already that pure being, awareness and peace itself. To speak of progress concedes the concept of individuality or separation between yourself and reality. It is more emphatic to drop all such notions and just be what you are. Everything else is simply an idea arising in awareness. One does not progress to awareness, for one already is this. - John Wheeler

Friday, September 14, 2007

Storm Canyon

Redbud, Red Rocks

When you make the two one. . .

When you make the two one, and when you make the inside as the outside, and the outside as the inside, and the upper side as the lower; and when you make the male and the female into a single one, that the male be not male and the female female; when you make eyes in the place of an eye, and a hand in place of a hand, and a foot in place of a foot, an image in place of an image, then shall you enter [the kingdom]. - Jesus, Gospel of Thomas

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Beyond Good and Evil

Beyond notions of good and evil

There is a field

I'll meet you there - Rumi

Light Ceiling

Antelope Gash

Control and Mastery

The way out -- and that's the only thing I'm interested in talking to you about -- is to see that any revisiting of what happened last night or what is a pattern of mine that happens all the time or what is the story of mine that I get it intellectually but it's not permanent or whatever -- that all of that is a story that's simply arising right now. . . The reason we tell stories like this is because we want to have mastery over them. We feel like there's no way to end the suffering without some control and some mastery -- that's how we've done everything else in our lives, control and mastery. So if you don't talk to me about how this suffering occurs for you and I don't help you find a way to master it and control it, then it's not doable. This is what our mind tells us. - Annette Nibley