The Self of All Selves

“We are all patchwork, and so shapeless and diverse in composition that each bit, each moment, plays its own game. And there is as much difference between us and ourselves as between us and others.” Michel de Montaigne, Essais, Second Book, 1 When we live from our habituated selves, we live as it were, from a narrow…

Death Before Dualistic Thinking!

  We are all heirs to the schisms of dualistic thinking. Yet, when we realize that our part in perpetuating what is – and always has been – “don’t be so unrealistic, so pie-in-the-sky idealistic” – we see that if we do not radically and holistically embrace a different platform of operation (from such schisms),…

Don’t Take Yourself Personally!

The identity that we choose dictates the only prism through which it is possible to view and understand life. As we are, so the world is. Filled with fear and the world is a fearful place; filled with love and the Beloved is seen in every ordinary moment. It seems obvious that this is so,…

Infinite is Desire – Infinite its Object

The burning pain of yearning for an instants relief from the parched burning desert of this abandoned world is a desparate hunger. We fantasize and long for even a drop of divine sustenance to fall from the empty heavens to ease the heat of our cracked lips. We weep, we pray and like homeless dogs…

Spiritual Friendship, Spiritual Love

The evidence of friendship is a lack of self-interest. It seeks only the joy and satisfaction of the beloved. So few of us understand friendship as an act of worship. Worship of the overwhelming oceanic love which resides within us all, as the center of our very being, which has no choice but to cover…

Naming the Nameless: Seeing Beyond Certainty

The mind wants certainty. It wants control. Anything beyond its drive for domination and control threatens it. It abhores what it cannot label, catalogue or name.  It abhores the unruliness of life's abandon; its profligate generosity and unending fecund creativity which sees nothing but Itself at play on the stage of life called Manifest Reality.…

To Live Each Breath Breathed By God

We breathe, but do we know that it is not we who breath, but that we are breathed by the very breath of Life Itself?  We hurriedly glance at each other. Sliding by in the slipstreams of our individual bubbles, seeing through the prismed eyes of limitation, we witness the gospel of separation expanded and…

To Become My Own Beloved

How often do we feel the sword thrusts of a deep wordless anguish as we sense the awakening of primal longing, a choral thrill of homesickness surging through us; a cosmic wave of loneliness crashing upon the shores of our awareness, seemingly unbidden? This hunger for the solace of home-coming is so entertwined into the…

Finding Love

  It is not we who are seeking love, rather, it is Love seeking us. And the love we 'seek' can only be found by flinging our whole being off the edge of the known world, freely falling fully surrendered into the abyssal depths of the unknowable unseen. It is there in the celestial darkness of…