We are not alone, ever.
Life enfolds us. The billions of beings that surround us, the billions of beings that inhabit us, the billions that we breathe in and exhale. All. All is life.
We are legion yet we are one. All is the expression of the universe becoming aware of itself. Being here, for this brief incarnation, like fleeting light on a meadow before we dive back into the deep light again. and again. again.
We are the ocean spray, thrown up into the air, to fall and merge with the boundless ocean of existence.
understanding the nature of things just as they are. Why? Because: So, you should view all of the fleeting worlds: A star at dawn, a bubble in the stream; A flash of lightning in a summer cloud; A flickering lamp, a phantom, and a dream.
Mu Soeng (The Diamond Sutra: Transforming the Way We Perceive the World)
Even though I had remembrances/glances of this as a child, laying on a hill perhaps, expanding out to the universe with each breath, or holding tight as I felt the world spinning underneath me, in fear of flying off… It was psychedelics that pointed me finally to the long voyage home. We are always returning. Remember that.
We are here together as a collective. Not separate beings, but individuations of the one. Expressions, unique and wonderful. As I have often said, all are the Bodhisattva, all helping others to the deeper understanding. Together, we change the world, and our understanding of it.
Photos I took recently on a ramble up the Clackamas River with Beloveds…
“A true bodhisattva is one who sees no demarcations between organic and non-organic, self and non-self, living beings and non-living beings, bodhisattvas and non-bodhisattvas.”
Thich Nhat Hanh (The Diamond That Cuts Through Illusion: Commentaries on the Prajnaparamita Diamond Sutra)
You Are The Liberation!
I needed to read this today. Thank you.