Sweetness And Vulnerability

Why do we love flowers?

Their fragrance exudes sweetness.

Their petals epitomize vulnerability.

A combination so delicate and refined we are spellbound by their beauty, intoxicated by their scent.

Sweetness and vulnerability are the qualities of the flower that draw us in, closer and closer, to sense, to feel, to vanish for a moment into this natural world of innocent splendor.

And what does the flower do to achieve these qualities?

Obviously nothing except to simply be itself.

Effortless being.

And where is the sweetness and vulnerability in you? In others? If the flower makes no effort to convey these qualities, what must you, I, we, do to achieve the same?

Meditate on the flower. Its delicate perfume and fragile form. Effortlessly sweet and vulnerable. Perfect in all ways.

Just like you. Just like us.

Just like all one of us.

OM!

Our essential being, Awareness, that which knows all experience but is unaffected by it, is . . .

All powerful.

OM . . . nipotent.

All knowing.

OM . . . niscient.

(You can see where this is going.)

And always here.

OM . . . nipresent.

OM to you, OM to me, OM to we, in and as Awareness.

OM!

Security & Happiness

‘Security and happiness cannot be found in anything

that comes and goes. Find whatever it is in your experience

that doesn’t appear, move, change or disappear, and invest

your identity, security and happiness in that alone.’

                                                                                               ~ Rupert Spira

 

 

Any Idea

Any idea of how things are is not how things are.

The only thing standing between you and your true nature is the idea of your true nature.

Any idea is made up of thoughts, all of which come and go in the open empty field of unchanging awareness just as clouds come and go in the open empty field of the unchanging sky.

Set aside any idea of who you think you are – your age, gender, occupation, where you have been, what you have done, where you are going, what you will do. Even set aside any idea of what you think you are doing in this present moment.

When all ideas are set aside and thinking comes to rest, in this silent, still moment between thoughts your true nature is revealed.

Nice idea. You see how easy it is to be seduced by yet another idea of how things are, even if it’s of a profound realization of your true nature as the open empty field of unchanging awareness?

Throw it all out! Even the idea of throwing it out!

Now, quickly, without referring to any thought, any idea, what remains?