“For love of God and country.” This came to me as the starting phrase. It goes in interesting directions.
Perhaps the country part came up because of the serious mess of our country in this year of 2019.
More important for today was this:
WHERE DOES GOD FIT INTO A SANE AND SOUL-FILLED LIFE?
Right at the centerl
Like this . . .
God could be felt and intuited as Reality.
Don’t think, realize God is Reality.
God is the trees and the sky and the light in the leaves and is ou miracle bodies alive, right now, on this miracle planet.
God is also war and poverty and sexism and racism and all those messes.
They aren’t God so much as the mistakes of humans who have forgotten the glory of Life. These messes are a long story, the story of humanity’s inhuman treatment of our fellows.
Short story: almost always from fear.
Which almost always leads to the selfisness being marital quarrel snd wars and office hatreds, and all that world of dislike and anger and jealousy and bitterness and resentment.
Selfish. Selfish. Selfish.
I’m that way sometimes. You’re that way sometimes.
And a mess is soon to follow if we don’t catch it soon enough.
And how to catch it?
Wake up to now.
Wake up to the miracle of our “enemies,” no matter how imperfect they are.
Wake up to the humor:
AND THAT’S PERFECT.
Ego, ego, ego is the spiritual/ Buddhist way of saying the selfish, selfish, selfish thing.
The me, me, me orientation that forgets that there is a Reality deeper than words.
Look closely: all our complaining, bitterness, resentment is wrapped up in words.
And in the me, me, me that’s “not getting enough.”
The me, me, me that is not who we really are is also entirely a word thing: our age, our job, our history, our sex.
And who are we?
Back to Reality;
Back to “LIGHTENMENT.”
STOP THINKING FOR THREE SECONDS.
Any hurt, worry, regret, emotional stress?
Words feed that.
Without the words, what’s left???
BE STILL AND KNOW YOU ARE GOD.
Stop thinking of 3 seconds.
Lightening the heaviness of dragging around a me.
Lightening the load of having to be right, be the victim, keep all that false word identity going.
JUST THREE SECONDS.
WHO ARE YOU?
Find out with curiosity, love and gratitude.
Life is easy in lightenment mode.
Enjoy your day.
Enjoy your moments.
Enjoy your string of pearls nows