Look, the vast Light stands still
Our clearest Light is One!
Then it was as if I suddenly saw
the secret beauty of their hearts,
the depths of their hearts where neither sin nor desire
nor self-knowledge can reach,
the core of their reality, the person that each one is
in God’s eyes.
If only they could see themselves as they really are.
If only we could see each other that way all the time,
there would be no more war,
no more hatred, no more cruelty, no more greed…
I suppose the big problem would be
that we would fall down and worship each other.
– Thomas Merton
Source: the nonduality highlights
… a stuffed toy tiger chasing its tail!
“If I can only get a grip on myself I’ll sort out my anger, I’ll sort out my greed, I’ll fix my pride and jealousy, I’ll tidy up my relationships, I’ll get rid of my de .. lus .. ion .. .. ..s ..”
“Dammit! Why do I always end up back in the toy box before I can catch myself? I just start getting up momentum and she plonks her butt down on the zafu. Instant abandonment! Oh the insult!”
“Doesn’t she know I am REAL? That I’ve got ISSUES? That my existence depends on getting them fixed?”
“And FCOL why doesn’t she turn off that darned Light?”
– miriam louisa
(with sincere apologies to Bill Watterson and Hobbes)