Life is But a Dream

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“The sage knows that nothing dies, that life is mere illusion: Life is but one dream flowing into another”

-Deng Ming-Dao-

Isn’t this what we learn from the time that we are children? 

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A Whisper of Promise

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“Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.” 
~Bob Marley~

*photo by Wolf

In My Arms

Performed by Jon Foreman

Lyrics:

Here
My dear
This is where
We’ll shake the nightmare free
I dream
To hold you in my arms
I dream
To hold you in my arms
To hold you in my arms
Wide awake
In my arms…
I think I figured it out
We need to be together
Like the shore and the sea
We are not one thing
We’re drawn here together
My ocean and me…
I dream
To hold you in my arms
I dream
To hold you in my arms
To hold you in my arms
Wide awake
In my arms…
Love, we sleep apart
For the last time
For the last time
I dream
To hold you in my arms
I dream
To hold you in my arms
To hold you in my arms
Wide awake
In my arms…
Wide awake
In my arms…
Wide awake
In my arms
Wide awake
In my arms…

*for us, always constant

Path to the Incomprehensible

“Anyone who understands that the great variety of things is a reflected image of the one great Divine and leaves behind the diversity in all the images will arrive in an incomprehensible manner at the incomprehensible.”  

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Divinity is the enfolding of the universe,

and the universe is the unfolding of divinity…

 

The human mind

is the enfolding of its own dream world

and its own dream world is the unfolding of the human mind.

 

Divinity

is the enfolding and unfolding of

everything that is.

Divinity is in all things in such a way

that all things are in divinity.

 

September 15th 111

 

Mind itself

supposing itself to encompass, survey,

and comprehend all things

thus concludes

that it is in everything

and everything is in it.

-Nicolas of Cusa-