UNIVERSAL LOVE

UNIVERSAL LOVE

Before I am born, before I am 5 years old, 49 years old, 84 years old, before I die

Before I am a student, before I am a teacher, before I am an artist, a shopkeeper, a doctor, a monk, a priest, a farmer, a scientist, a spiritual seeker

Before I am a Christian or a Buddhist
Before I am good or bad, right or wrong
Before I am a success or a failure
Before I am enlightened or unenlightened
Before I am a man or a woman

Before I am this body or that body
Before I am anybody

Before I am “the one who knows”
Before I am this or that

Before I am something
Before I am anything

I am.

This no-thing that allows every-thing
This wide open space,
Unlimited, incomprehensible,
In which every thought, sensation, feeling,
arises and subsides,
Like waves in the ocean,
Ever-present,
Unchanging.

I Am.

Being. Life itself.

This mystery. Creation, destruction.

Like a cloudburst in the vastness…

I am born. Absolute is relative. Time. Space.

Expansion. Contraction. I breathe in and out. I suckle my mother’s breast. I am 5 years old, 49 years old, 84 years old. I grow and learn. I am a student, teacher, artist, dancer, shopkeeper, doctor, mystic, monk, priest, farmer, scientist, adventurer, murderer, thief. I am a man. I am a woman. I am gay, straight, black, white, rich and poor. I am every mother, every father, every son, every daughter. I am a slave in ancient Rome. I am a child on the streets of Calcutta. I am the dying sun. The birth of a star.

I cannot ever be something without being nothing at all.
I cannot be nothing without being all there is.

This is crucifixion and resurrection.

This is love beyond understanding.

This is the heartbeat of the cosmos.

I am That.




- Jeff Foster
Jeff Foster (www.lifewithoutacentre.com)
supersede-stairsofgold:

” For some, it is only when you are absolutely convincedthat you are hopelessly lostWhen you simply do not know where to turn,That you turn within and the REAL journey begins” (Rasha)
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supersede-stairsofgold:

” For some, it is only when you are absolutely convinced
that you are hopelessly lost
When you simply do not know where to turn,
That you turn within and the REAL journey begins” (Rasha)

(via The Real Journey Begins - by Jaq White)

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We are not provided with wisdom, we must discover it for ourselves, after a journey through the wilderness which no one else can take for us, an effort which no one can spare us.

Marcel Proust, Within a Budding Grove (1919)

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"In the darkness, two shadows, reaching through the hopeless, heavy dusk. Their hands meet, and light spills in a flood like a hundred golden urns pouring out of the sun" - The Song of Achilles.

We are a way for the cosmos to know itself

We are a way for the cosmos to know itself

“The best people are like water

They benefit all things,

And do not compete with them.

They settle in low places,

One with nature, one with Tao.”

— Tao Te Ching

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Life always give us exactly the teacher we need at every moment. This includes every mosquito, every misfortune, every red light, every traffic jam, every obnoxious supervisor, every illness, every loss, every moment of joy or depression, every addiction, every breath. Every moment is the guru.

Charlotte Joko Beck (via philosophical-ataraxia)

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Just living is not enough said the butterfly fairy, one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower. ~ Hans Christian Andersen

Underwater photography by Alexander Semenov.

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