Release the Mind

To sit in the emptiness of it all
Wordless. Silent. Present.
Without trying to understand
No rationalizing or strategizing
No attempt to fix anything
Or make it wrong, or right
All argument with life finished
At least for this brief time
Just listening from openness, as openness
Almost passive yet fully alive
What a gift
What a moment of peaceful union

We are tyrannized by our own thinking
As though the mind were a machine
That, once switched on, will only turn off
At death

The need for mastery of mind
By seeing its incessant nature
Its relentless mechanism
Is a boon to the human experience
We can do this by releasing it
And realizing it is not who we are

We are wordless, silent, present.

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Consciousness Wears a Mask

The ego self is a disguise
Behind it is openness

Consciousness wears a mask
We pretend to be a self
But really we are not a self
We are are an imagined self

It sounds crazy because it is
And when the ego self is exposed
As the imposter it is
And we rest as the openness we are

Truth is seen
Love is embraced
And everything falls into its right place

We are not who we think we are.

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Duality Itself Is Unreal

Today, see duality
With great discernment
But don’t believe it to be truth
Stay resolutely as love
No matter what
It seems almost impossible
Because duality is so convincing
But then, so is virtual reality

We are in strange times
Stay as the wholeness of love
There is insurmountable power
In this one simple decision.

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Keep on Loving

Here is the thing
The bottom line
Just keep on loving
In the best and deepest way you can
Keep on walking the love road
On and on
Sure, sometimes you will fall off,
But that’s the time
To dust yourself down
And get back on the road
Don’t worry what others say, do, or think
Or if the world goes crazy and falls apart
Or if people judge you or misunderstand you
Just stay true to love as you know it
By and by, as you walk that path,
Through perceived failure and even darkness
Great wisdom and compassion will arise
In the core of your being
And you will touch profound joy and grace
And others will see a light shining from your heart
And they may begin to walk the love path
That’s all that really needs to happen,
And all that really can happen.

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A Divine Thought

The truth is
That nothing of form lasts
And impermanence
Is our outer nature
It is the very cloth we wear

Make the formless
Your true residence
So that, when your time comes,
Your clothes fall effortlessly
Upon the ground
And you are revealed
As that which
You have always been
A divine thought
In the mind of god.

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The Wanderer in Form

I have fallen into love’s open arms
There is no place left within me
That is a harbor for falsehood
Or righteous trickery
Illusory world that deceives us
And pulls us into desire
No longer has power over me
I have become a slave to love
And a servant of truth
There is no great regaling at this
For it hurts to leave the world
And yet still walk in the world
One must endure a constant heartbreak
This dismantling of all structures
Renders you empty
And in that emptiness
Must you walk
Half ecstatic, half desolate
A wanderer in form
Seeking nothing
But falling forever into the unknown.

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The End of Defendedness

The nature of conditioning
And the consequence of wounding
Results in the building
Of a defended self
We build walls for protection

The nature of awakening
And the systematic inquiry into truth
Results in the complete dismantling
Of that defended self
And the taking down
Of those walls of protection
For they have become a prison
And we discover we no longer need
That kind of self protection

When all defenses are dissolved
We become invulnerable
Because the self that needed defending
Has been seen as an illusion

The greatest, and for many, most difficult task
Is to let down all defenses
For it brings up such fear, or anger
But there is a certain point
When the pain of holding on
Is worse than the fear of letting go
And something breaks open
The divine is moving
Love is happening
The water is starting to flow
The dam is breaking
And heralding the end of defendedness
And the beginning of openness.

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