To strike a balance between the relative (impermanent) and Absolute (permanent) aspects of Mind (Self)! (acknowledge the wave; stay true as the ocean)

8 Responses to “The Only Thing There Is!”

  1. on 26 Jul 2019 at 2:49 pm venusrising

    I have not been on this site for a little while. So as I was re-reading the Quote and the answers , I began to not understand anything. And then there was just this feeling/image of a big wave after wave LOL
    Thank you everyone for your deep, beautiful words and insights

  2. on 25 Jul 2019 at 2:00 pm Betty

    Thanks for sharing your insight, Lori. We really have to experience it for ourselves in order to “know” it. It is wonderful to realize that we have the power to choose how to experience the world.

  3. on 24 Jul 2019 at 4:23 pm Lori

    Last night, instead of following an anxious thought, I followed Baron Katie’s question of “Where would I be without this thought?” It stoped mind. And in that stillness, I could see how I was allowing the thought to keep me suffering. AND I could see that I could stop. I didn’t need to fuel that thought or the suffering. An inhale, an exhale – suddenly there was space and freedom and peace!!!

  4. on 20 Jul 2019 at 2:45 pm Lori

    Betty, thank you for the reminder that I can observe the “perceived storms while being in the safety of the unchangable.” With Keshav’s reminder of making peace with what seems to change, it is helping me to find that balance. Right now it is riding the wave of of Lymes. Lots of unknowns, lots of seemingly changes. Opening to peace and remembering what doesn’t change, helps embrace what it – all of what is, the relative and absolute. The visual of a wave and ocean reference has always brought it home for me. Maybe it’s the water aspect. During the Thursday drumming, I found myself in ordinary reality, floating in a pool in Tucson. The drumming matched the sound of the pool vacuum, allowing me to merge with the water. It was very healing.

  5. on 19 Jul 2019 at 3:29 pm sasanijjs

    Last nights session was Keshav wavered back and forth between clinging to the absolute and impermanent mind. As the watcher of someone who is trying to wake up, there is harmony in accepting both simultaneously as one. As this relationship has built, the question of “who the hell is joe?” has become frequent if not constant. Acceptance of all, has a profound impact on my capacity to open to peace in any moment.

  6. on 19 Jul 2019 at 2:57 pm Betty

    I have experienced that acceptance of the constantly changing physical world is exciting and nothing to fear or resist when viewing it from the perspective of what does not change. I can observe the perceived storms of life rage while being in the safety of the unchangeable. Knowing that what I am is unchanging and is within and one with the unchangeable is the path to peace. My physical form is the wave which seems to be separate but has never left the ocean. This physical form changes, as the wave, but never actually leaves home, the ocean from which “undivided spirit takes form.” (An Unfiltered Life pg 10.) I am glad to be connected to others who can remind me of this when out of habit I have a lapse of memory.

  7. on 18 Jul 2019 at 5:28 am Diane

    Making peace with what seems to change! While watching th sunrise this morning I noticed how the sky changes second by second! Using sunrise as understanding the inevitable – change is the way of the world of form. Making peace with a changing sunrise helps make peace with changes in form. There is peace in the changeless nature of my true essence.

  8. on 17 Jul 2019 at 6:22 am Keshav Howe

    For me, this balance starts with the commitment to make peace with what seems to change.

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