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Old 02-26-19   #1
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The last week or so has been physically, emotionally and spiritual trying. A number of factors, not the least,speaking my truth with urgency to a person not able to hear it, or me, at all, and the fallout from that - the questions, the anger, the Shadow work. Over and over I have had signs telling me to stay quiet. That what I know, and carry, must be kept to myself. I struggle with that, but accept it as a need. And then this morning,, I deliberately go to a Friend's page I don't usually visit, and here is this.

Yes - passion, urgency, communication.But also discretion. Over and over I have spoken plainly and clearly (in other words, with respect) to those I cared about.Whom I felt could hear. And over and over their response has been ire and attack. So should this mean I stay silent?

No, just more cautious.
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You must shout from the heart (From Ken Wilburs book One Taste)


The alarming fact is that any realization of depth carries a terrible burden: Those who are allowed to see are simultaneously saddled with the obligation to communicate that vision in no uncertain terms: that is the bargain. You were allowed to see the truth under the agreement that you would communicate it to others.

And this is truly a terrible burden, a horrible burden, because in any case there is no room for timidity. The fact that you might be wrong is simply no excuse: You might be right in your communication, and you might be wrong, but that doesn't matter. What does matter, as Kierkegaard so rudely reminded us, is that only by investing and speaking your vision with passion, can the truth, one way or another, finally penetrate the reluctance of the world.

Given the measure of your own authentic realization, you were actually thinking about gently whispering into the ear of that near-deaf world? No, my friend, you must shout. Shout from the heart of what you have seen, shout however you can.

But not indiscriminately. Let us proceed carefully with this transformative shout. Let small pockets of radically transformative spirituality, authentic spirituality, focus their efforts, and transform their students. And let these pockets slowly, carefully, responsibly, humbly, begin to spread their influence, embracing an absolute tolerance for all views, but attempting nonetheless to advocate a true and authentic and integral spirituality—by example, by radiance, by obvious release, by unmistakable liberation. Let those pockets of transformation gently persuade the world and its reluctant selves, and challenge their legitimacy, and challenge their limiting translations, and offer an awakening in the face of the numbness that haunts the world at large.

Let it start right here, right now, with us—with you and with me— and with our commitment to breathe into infinity until infinity alone is the only statement that the world will recognize. Let a radical realization shine from our faces, and roar from our hearts, and thunder from our brains—this simple fact, this obvious fact: that you, in the very immediateness of your present awareness, are in fact the entire world, in all its frost and fever, in all its glories and its grace, in all its triumphs and its tears. You do not see the Sun, you are the Sun; you do not hear the rain, you are the rain; you do not feel the Earth, you are the Earth. And in that simple, clear, unmistakable regard, translation has ceased in all domains, and you have transformed into the very Heart of the Kosmos itself—and there, right there, very simply, very quietly, it is all undone.

Wonder and remorse will then be alien to you, and self and others will be alien to you, and outside and inside will have no meaning at all. And in that obvious shock of recognition—where my Master is my Self, and that Self is the Kosmos at large, and the Kosmos is my Soul—you will walk very gently into the fog of this world, and transform it entirely by doing nothing at all.
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Old 02-27-19   #2
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How true this is. I struggle with the "should I say something" situations too, and it is never easy, even when it's a simple matter. One of my all time favorite quotes is from the Tao te Ching: Express yourself completely, and then keep silent.

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that you, in the very immediateness of your present awareness, are in fact the entire world, in all its frost and fever, in all its glories and its grace, in all its triumphs and its tears.
This made a lump in my throat.
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I think this is a lesson I have to carry forward,in life, and learn how to smile and wave unless I am asked, explicitly, for opinion.
And of course, I need more discretion about who to even try helping. Boundaries, self respect, silence.

I'm so glad you liked that line - One Taste is on my reading list now for sure.
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