We dwell intimately close to a door of revelation we are afraid to pass through. We tend to forget what we once were and what we deeply are. Being with what is, being with what we truly feel, staying with it, playing with it, recognising when we hold back or turn away; is precisely what can take us to truly emerge on the other side.
" Eternity consciousness was palpably real; like having had a cataract taken off my brain, letting me experience the world and myself properly for the first time, for that dark radiance seemed to reveal the essence of everything." (John Wren-Lewis) "Emptiness came into view and I refused to run. Engulfed by emptiness I became empty and life became full. The Living Void is real and it is not separate from me." (Ayajmo) " Sticking to the truth, staying deeply with what is; longing and loss and fear of the future gave way to a descending silence; to reality and the self." (Ayajmo)
" Then all schools are given up, all effort ceases; in solitude and darkness the vast step is made which ends ignorance and fear forever." (Nisargadatta. Maharaj)
“When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don't blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce.
Yet if we have problems with our friends or family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and argument. That is my experience.
No blame, no reasoning, no argument, just understanding. If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change” (Thich Nhat Hanh )