By William Stafford
Just lying on the couch and being happy.
People who might judge are mostly asleep; they can’t
Little corners like this, pieces of Heaven
Later in the day you can act like the others.
“Nature is not dumb. Humanity is dumb when we can’t hear or when we forget how to communicate with nature. Nature is very much alive. Intelligent living beings and vibrant energies are all over the planet.”
― Sun Bear
Take a moment to check and see if you are actually here. Before there is right and wrong, we are just here. Before there is good or bad, or unworthy, and before there is the sinner or saint, we are just here. Just meet here, where silence is — where the stillness inside dances. Just here, before knowing something, or not knowing. Just meet here where all points of view merge into one point, and the one point disappears. Just see if you can meet right now where you touch the eternal, and feel the eternal living and dying at each moment. Just meet here — before you were an expert, before you were a beginner. To just be here, where you are what you always will be, where you will never add anything to this, or subtract anything. Meet here, where you want nothing, and where you are nothing. The here that is unspeakable. Where we meet only mystery to mystery, or we don’t meet at all. Meet here where you find yourself by not finding yourself. In this place where quietness is deafening, and the stillness moves too fast to catch it. Meet here where you are what you want and you want what you are and everything falls away into radiant emptiness.
I am no longer the wave of consciousness
thinking itself separated from the sea of cosmic consciousness.
I am the ocean of Spirit
that has become the wave of human life.
~ Paramahansa Yogananda
The ultimate seer is ever present with you as your own Self.
It is the only One that is consistent.
Wherever you are,
no matter what time of day,
or whatever mood,
when you check within,
It, the Self, is always here.
It never sleeps. It never tires.
It is never somewhere else.
It is never lost.
It is always here.
Unlike your mind.