Saying For Today: This is not human, moral, religious, spiritual, or right or wrong - these phantoms find no place, where Face sees Face.
LOTUS OF THE HEART
Living in LOVE beyond Beliefs
We Share One Life, We Are One Life
The purpose of relation is the relation itself - touching the You. For as soon as we touch a You, we are touched by a breath of eternal life.
*Martin Buber. I and Thou.
I look into her eyes, oft tear-filled this sharing, and she, surprisingly looks into my eyes and maintains the seeing into. I am touched deeply, partly for she has the disease that put my mother's body back to ashes. I shed a few tears, as she does: sharing tears is as holy as any Holy Communion or other rite - Life, even Grace, happens in the meeting. There seems a distant connection, arising from a forgotten past, as much at home now as anytime, and as much at home here as anywhere. Why? For in this moment, not a moment among moments, but this moment, we both are touched by the touching of each other. Something inside me reaches out to her, she receives, and I receive. This is Love, before love ever was and after love is no more. This moment, this connection, draws me out of the so-called purpose of my being here this day. The veil, along with purpose and meaning, even "God," is torn asunder. This is the purposeless Love, needing no end, even as having no beginning. Something arises from behind the veil, and breathes upon this whole place, and we together here, now. This is not human, moral, religious, spiritual, or right or wrong - these phantoms find no place, where Face sees Face. We are breathed upon by Eternal Life, we are here in this Communion, this sharing, but not a heaven hereafter, a paradise to come, a nirvana to get to - no, Eternal - the very negation of the illusion of anything pertaining to time, even time-less or unending time -, arising as this Something in our seeing Face to Face. For today, at least today, I choose to leave this Something unnamed, even as It is.
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Love possesses not nor would it be possessed; For love is sufficient unto love. And think not you can direct the course of love, for love if it finds you worthy, directs your course. Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.
*Kahlil Gibran. The Prophet.
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