Sunday, November 30, 2014

Free now, nothing ahead



Lovers think they're looking for each other, 

but there's only one search: 
wandering 
this world is wandering that transparent sky, both inside
. 
In here there is 
no dogma and no heresy. 



The miracle of Jesus is himself, not what he said 
or did about the future. Forget the future. 
I'd worship someone who could do that. 



On the way you may want to look back, or not. 
But if you can say "There's nothing ahead", 
there will be nothing there. 
        
    
Stretch your arms 
and take hold of the cloth of your clothes 
with both hands. The cure for pain is in the pain. 
Good and bad are mixed. 

If you don't have both, 
you don't belong with us. 
           
 When one of us gets lost, 
is not here, he must be inside us. 

There's no 
place like that anywhere in the world.

–Rumi–


One was lying on a blanket, over a plank, invaded by distress and physically impeded, with a mind trying to find solutions and future possibilities chaotically; all vain speculations. But it was a sacred moment in the morning, dedicated to silence, and a more serene side of oneself decided to return to body sensation and pure feeling of relax, dropping "mirages" and "tensions"; the stillness of the heart arrived soon and flashes of something profound, different, shone by itself: what is and will never stop being; infinite heart-mind-space, serenity beyond shadows and beliefs. Almost an hour later, one stood up, grabbed the crutches and started the day. Flashes of the spacious serenity followed and continue to resonate, inspiring harmonic thoughts and emotions. 

We always tend to impose ourselves futures and goals that become obstacles, for we rarely live the present moment, the instant. Trying to flee from the unrest and seek better futures only increases our misery. There never was and never will be "pasts" or "futures", for these are all "presents" connected to our present, and very often the mind pictures them inaccurately. As a wise man said, "if you want tomorrow to be different, you must make today different". We can only live and die here and now, in the Eternal Present, in the Kingdom of Heaven that is within and without. We choose how to perceive it. 


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