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…

Going Beyond Circumstance

Most of us seek what we think we need out there, in the world. We seem not to know that all that we would seek can only be found within. So how does this insight impact our relationship to the hard bound circumstances of our lives? It is said that the circumstances of our lives…

Love Beyond

To feel love is to be love. To be love is to love everything exactly as-it-is. It is not having preferences, because love has no preferences. That is why the Upanishads say, "The husband(/wife/child) is not beloved for the husband's sake, but for the sake of the Self that dwells within." Nothing is beloved for…

Stillness

Deeper than sound, deeper than the absence of sound, Beyond birthing and dying, beyond hope and despair, It is ever true, ever free, ever full, ever perfect, Even as It expresses through the imperfect conditional, Its unconditionality cannot be compromised. We are ever 2 things, Mortal and Immortal, Both dying to live & living to die,…

Call to Presence

  The present is always calling us to Presence. This is the dance between an apparently separate "me" and Life Itself. As I surrender all clinging to a "me" perspective, allowing it to fade from the foreground of attention, so I am infilled with the subtle whispering of Life's silent prompts to re-membrance of what…

Driving with God

Santa Monica Freeway @ 8.45 a.m. I am late in getting to pick my son up from the garage. Getting onto the onramp behind a huge, extreeeemely slow bashed-up yellow haulage truck and I knew She was playing with me. Then as if to dare me not to see Her mischievousness, a white truck barrelled…