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    To Love It All

    The arrogant one
    The fraudulent and untruthful one
    The one with complete lack of integrity
    The narcissistic and the deluded one
    The selfish and self-centered one
    The unjust and angry one
    The petulant and unreasonable one
    The unkind, uncompassionate and unloving one

    It is our job to make friends with all these aspects of our self and not just the aspects that are easy to love.

    It is our job to find love and compassion for those parts that are hardest to accept.

    To forgive ourselves for rejecting and excluding that which so desperately wants to find its place, its home too.

    This is the job of work to do.

    For if not now, then when? If not you, then who?

    This is where life is calling out in pain and suffering.

    To love that which is hardest to love, hardest to accept.

    To stand shoulder to shoulder, arm in arm, closer than close with the unloveable, unworthy, unsightly.

    To meet with space, and love, and compassion those aspects that feel unmeetable.

    For there is room for all in this vast space of being-ness, this constant changing play and display of life.

    “Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.” Walt Whitman… probably one of my favourite all time quotes.

    Love excludes none and includes all.
    Freedom excludes none and includes all.
    Life excludes none and includes all.

    Can you exclude none and include all?
    Can you be the room for both-and not either-or?
    Can you bring into the fold, into the inner sanctuary of Being the love, the tenderness and the compassion for even the sinner and tax collector in you.

    For it is easy to love your friends, but what about your enemies?

    Ideas many associate with Jesus’ teachings, but look beyond the voice that says it, to the meaning and the truth behind it. See what it points to.

    The suffering born of separation comes from the abandonment of loving all, the abandonment of seeing yourself reflected right back at you in all of the forms and shapes of life. Be it on a individual internal scale, a familial scale or even a societal and a global scale.

    The ability to not other’ize’ and alienate any aspect of life goes hand in hand with the ability to see yourself in it all.

    To include and love it all.

    To make peace and friends with it all.

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    Clues

    What is the ground of your experience?
    Is it the world?
    Is it the body?
    Is it the thoughts?
    Is it the sensations?

    Or is it the simplest form of non-conceptual awareness, aware of all of *this*.

    Search for the gap in between the content.

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  • Poetry

    When The Chatter Ceases

    When the story drops away
    When the chatter ceases to be
    When the drama and ups & downs dry up
    When the endless dissatisfaction and seeking stops
    When the feeling of next, next, next is gone
    What are you left with then?

    This
    Just this
    This that is everything and nothing
    This that is life

    Everything that you once knew
    Or thought you knew
    Cease to feel relevant

    And yet here you still are
    Aware
    Alive
    Here

    Its a leap into the unknown
    A free-fall in life
    Nothing to hold on to
    Nowhere to put a stake in the sand

    Fresh in every moment

    No past
    No future
    No next
    No present
    No now
    Just This

    Beautiful, alive Isness

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    “Accept all that arises into the sweet embrace of your being.” – Imogen

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    I Am

    I don’t have any designs to be a teacher,
    or even a student,
    to be anything or anyone.
    I simply am.

    Living this life in the present moment of pure grace and spontaneity,
    meeting each and every moment with the fullness of my heart
    and the truth of this moment as I know it.

    Never is there anything to be rejected or avoided,
    never is there anything to be clung to and grasped;
    all is perfectly playing out on this stage of experiencing.

    For who am I that can possibly DO any of this,
    who could claim any ownership of this moment?

    What this isn’t is some spiritual pose,
    some ‘way’ of being.

    This is just a description of what naturally happens
    when the dropping of all pretences,
    the dropping of any held view,
    the total openness of Sahaja,
    the natural state,
    when What-Is is.

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    Taste the Strawberry

    I’m pretty much an open book these days, but I’m not some kind of spiritual google that people can ask any amount of questions and I give them the answers. Someone on twitter recently asked me “…does that mean people have no individual purpose?” A perfectly normal and unassuming question as questions go, but all of these questions, do they need to be answered? If you have the answer will it stop all questions, or will it just satisfy that particular question for a second then another one will fill it’s place? Is there a question that will end all questions? Is there an answer that will end all questions and answers? Will this cycle of questions and answers ever stop? Is there something in you that is nothing to do with questions and answers? (Wow, see how many questions I just asked there!!!) Throw out all questions, throw out all answers. They are just more of the same stuff, empty and meaningless. Keep quiet and see if any questions or answers come in this quietness of being.

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    Nothing More Than This

    There’s nothing more than this…. and yet people spend their lives convinced that they’re missing something, not getting something, not where they’re supposed to be, not doing what they’re supposed to be doing. Pretty much focused on everything BUT This, what IS, the present-moment experience.

    There’s something in the mind that’s compelled to go with the seeking energy for that ‘greener grass’ over yonder. This constant looking/seeking motion that pulls your attention out of the very now is derived from the attachment to the idea of how life ‘should’ look. Ultimately this is where suffering shows up, where there’s a disparity between how life should look, i.e. your expectations, and the reality of what is actually happening. But if for a moment you can set aside this seeking, this outward searching movement to fulfill expectations and desires, and look to your own experience prior to words and descriptions in this very moment – is there anything lacking here?

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