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What would you do if the world was already perfect, if we were already in utopia, heaven-on-earth, if all suffering had been eradicated? What would you do then?
All you have is Right Now. This is true over and over and over and over and over again.
Overpopulation. Why are so few people talking about this? Is it because addressing overpopulation means acknowledging that sex is how humans are created, and discussing sex is still taboo? "During the 20th century alone, the population in the world grew from 1.65 billion to 6 billion. In 1970, there were roughly half as many people in the world as there are now"...but the Planet Earth has not grown larger. Straight-talk regarding overpopulation:
Who is your favorite living (embodied) "enlightened" spiritual teacher?
For a lot of current "spirituality," "Ego" is the new "Devil." Same thing as "devil" just in different language. Old-school spirituality (christianity, etc.) warned us to stay away from the "devil." Now, instead, a lot of current "spirituality" warns us to stay away from the "ego." Same thing, different words. Do we need a "devil"? Do we need to be divided against, and try to kill, a non-existent "ego"? Both stances (condemning the "devil," or condemning the "ego") are states of fight, resistance, and duality - even though, strangely, it is the "non-dual" teachers raging against "ego." True non-duality has no need to resist or condemn the non-existent illusory phenomenon of "ego." Negative-fixation against ego is still fixation on ego. Where is it? Where is it really? Ego is an illusion.
"Certainly enlightenment is absolutely intrinsically linked with death. There is no deep lasting liberation without death -- without dying before you die. Without the psychological self giving way. They're intimately linked. You don't get one without the other. They're absolutely linked together." - Adyashanti
What do you want to do with your one precious life?
Your dance with the unknown, the mystery, of life?
Do you want to make a million dollars?
Do you want fame and fortune?
Do you want to become extremely popular in social media?
Do you want to find your so-called soulmate?
Or do you want to go within? Do you want to awaken?
When I first got to Harvard at age 17, the only thing I wanted to do was awaken.
I wanted to go within.
There are no laurels to rest on here. There are no thoughts to rest on here.
There is the relentless (completely relentless) practice of consciousness - of being present now, to this life, to this life as it flows.
To go within, to awaken (awakening ONLY happens within), is the first and last step.
It is the last step because it says: enough of all those things to seek on the outside.
It is the first step because: consciousness embraces all that is and denies nothing.
There are different reasons why people choose to go within.
Some people only dabble in it. Some make a lifelong commitment.
Some are brought to it on their knees, when they see the outer realm fall apart,
Or when they see their mind fall apart.
Some people go within because they really want to.
Some people go within because they’ve heard it can get them all those sought-after things on the outside,
Or even just improved physical health.
Whatever your reasons are, my service to you is to support you in your journey of awakening: in your journey of going within.
“The kingdom of heaven lies within you.”
The only certainty is the flux & flow of this moment NOW...
At the end, after all is said and done, after everything is lived and lost, all that is left is Love.
At the end, we cannot take anything with us except that Love.
The Love is there even for our enemies. The Love is there even for those who have wronged us the most. The Love is there even for anyone who has committed atrocities against humanity and our precious environment. The Love is there truly unconditionally. To see it, to feel it, is in some ways foreign. How could there be that Total Love even for those who have wronged us, personally or collectively? Yet it is. For they need that Love just as much as those who do good. It is truly Unconditional Love. It is stronger than compassion for it is not as distant or aloof as compassion. It is a personal Love that is there even through all transgression.
At the end - which is now, by the way - The Love is all that remains.
We cannot take our things. We cannot take our partnerships. We cannot take our careers. We cannot take our thoughts. The only thing that Death (the end) does not wipe out is The Love. I cannot tell you what that real Love is except it is absolutely here right now.
To Dare to Be Present is to accept the end is now. Why? Because now is all we have. The end cannot be something far off. The end is in every fiber of our being. It is now.
I love you, because I do. Whether or not I know you, I love you. Because The Love is what remains beyond all else.
To live such a reality is absolutely beyond our current cultural framework. We do not have a current cultural framework to live such a reality. And yet - it is a deeper reality than the collective beliefs we are engulfed in.
Will you Dare to Be Present? I am here to support you in this.
Because that Love - that reality of Love - of total Unconditional Love - can only be tasted in The Now. That is the only time you can taste that ultimate.
~ de Vie
/ Dare to Be Present™ sessions: http://www.DareToBePresent.com /
"Drop hesitations. People come to me and they say they want to love, they hesitate; they want to meditate, but they hesitate; they would like to dance, but they hesitate. If this hesitation is there and you go on feeding it, you will miss your whole life. It is time: drop it." - Osho
'Petition to save the Internet as we know it! "Net Neutrality matters. It’s what keeps the Internet open, democratic and fast for everyone, and big cable companies like Comcast are spending millions to kill it. They want to create an Internet “slow lane” -- forcing websites to pay a premium just to get high-speed connections. This could mean that only big corporations with the money to pay Comcast could get their content into our homes, effectively deciding what we get to access, and what we don’t.""
if anyone would like guidance addressing in their own life what the Dalai Lama eludes to here... my dharma service is called Dare to Be Present... http://www.DareToBePresent.com ~ de Vie
"...a song of great social & political import. ..."
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