When the pupil is ready, the Master appears. Today I am ready to see:
Truth is what I am.
Only when I am simply willing to accept
That my own thinking power,
My own proud suffering,
Is not getting me anywhere near the truth,
Can insight come.
Being the way love communicates
With every illusion that asks for it,
Needs no preparation —
Only a moment of peace.
This moment may come
When I have exhausted myself completely
In producing bitter thoughts
And am sick and tired of the resulting experience.
But there must be a better way.
Just to recognize that I am really making a mess of it,
To be willing to give it all up
And let reality-peace-love-God take over,
Is already enough for insight to come,
No matter what is supposed to have happened in “the past”
Or is expected to happen in “the future.”
If you need the complete article, posted by Stan 08/31/2003, go to http://www.powertoshare.com/forums/practicalspirituality/posts/1059.html. It relates to a discussion: “Does reality create illusions?” This seems to me like a black hole question. I am content to see reality as the opposite of illusion, yet intuit a still larger reality, THE ONE GOD containing both.
Meanwhile I have work to do. Like putting an extra crew of thought watchers to eliminate bitter thoughts. Like signing a new peace treaty with myself. Like being patient with “Hem and Haw” and allow them to find their own cheese. (Nice little book “Who Moved My Cheese?” by Dr. Spencer Johnson.) Shows you How To:
Adapt to Change Quickly
Be ready to change quickly, again and again
Love, Light, Peace, Truth.