You are perfect.
I am perfect.
The world is perfect.
I am one with the entire world.
I am one with the trees,
The water flowing down the river,
I am one with you.
You are one with me.
The same LIFE that inhabits
Me, inhabits you.
This same LIFE inhabits
The grass, the squirrel,
And your cat. This LIFE
Cannot be seen, touched,
Tasted, or smelled. This LIFE
Cannot be talked about or
Fully grasped. This LIFE is
So far beyond the reach of
Normal human consciousness.
The moment we attempt to
Describe this LIFE with words,
We get lost in translation.
You may be certain you know
This LIFE I’m referring to.
But when you speak of
This LIFE from a place of
Certainty, you can be most
Certain you are wrong.
This LIFE, this REALITY, this
DIVINE, is NAMELESS.
Every well-meaning sage,
Preacher, Imam, or Buddha
That speaks with certainty
Has already missed the point.
We cannot put this LIFE into
Human language. We can point
To it. We can attempt to
Describe it. But we cannot
Name this LIFE. No matter
How many times scientists
Split the atom, they still
Cannot find or name this LIFE.
We all know this LIFE is there,
But can never name it.
When you breathe deep into
Your diaphragm without any
Thoughts whatsoever, LIFE is
With you, LIFE is you. Just
As LIFE is me, just as LIFE is the
Apple, the soil, and the wondrous
Metropolis of plants and creatures at
The deepest parts of the ocean.
No matter how far out you go,
How vast a landscape you take in,
How many galaxies you choose
To witness, LIFE is there. Likewise,
No matter how small you choose
To go, no matter how many times you
Zoom in on one particular object,
LIFE is there, too.
You are perfect.
I am perfect.
The world is perfect.
Anytime you assume you or
The world is anything short of
Perfection, you can immediately
Know your thoughts need
To be questioned.
Reality is perfect. LIFE is
Perfect. This very moment
Is perfect. Do you know how
I know? Because I’m here in
My living room, my heart is full,
My pen is moving across the
Page, the water rushes down
The river outside, the snow falls
From the branches, my legs
Are crossed and my coffee is
Half-gone, the candle near me
Is lit and gentle Film Scores are
Playing in the background, the
Sun spills onto the living room floor,
The beauty of every aspect of my
LIFE is perfect. I am having no thought
That disrupts my perfection.
While having this perfect moment
With LIFE, knowing I am LIFE, you
Are LIFE, the entire Universe is LIFE,
I watch the thoughts come into my
Mind, and then disappear as fast
As they arrive. This LIFE that is me,
This LIFE that is you, this LIFE that is
All of us is LOVE. LIFE is LOVE.
LOVE is LIFE. I see LOVE in me this
Very second, first for myself, then
For you, then for every other LIFE
In the Universe. As I focus
On this LOVE, on this LIFE that
Is you, me, tree, moon, atom;
I am witnessing thoughts that
Float through my mind much
The same as the clouds float by
In the sky. One particular
Thought (cloud) may grab my
Attention and I may pause to
Witness it. As long as I remain
Free from telling myself a story
About the thought, and believing
That story about the thought, then
I allow the thought (cloud) to float
Right on by without any affect
On me either way. It was simply a
Cloud (thought) that was here one
Minute then gone the next.
This morning, while taking my son
To school, the sun was so beautiful.
Pulling out of our driveway and heading
East, we could see the darkest, most
Orange, sun you can imagine. Once we
Drove past the trees and came to a field,
We could see the sun in all its
Spectacular glory. By the time we
Drove two miles, the sun was
Completely covered by clouds so
Our view of it was gone. For a
Few brief seconds, LIFE was displayed
In all its perfection up in the sky,
In my heart, on my son’s face, in
The birds that flew in front of
The sun, and in the car that carried
Us down the road.
Once the sun was gone, I could
Have been disappointed because
I didn’t get a picture, or that it
Didn’t last longer, but when you
Realize LIFE is perfect, and we are
All LIFE and every second is perfect,
Then you come to love the clouds
In front of the sun too. The only
Times in my life that haven’t been
Perfect have been the times I
Believed a passing thought (cloud)
That wasn’t true. When I meet each
Thought with LOVE, when I hold
Each thought up to the light of
LOVE, of LIFE, of REALITY, then I’m
Free to easily let the cloud (thought)
Float on by if it isn’t true for me.
For example, I may look in the mirror
Before getting in the shower and
Have the thought, “My belly is too
Fat!” In that instance, often times
Without even realizing I’m doing
It, I can agree with the thought (cloud)
And I can spend the next fifteen
Minutes in the shower reconfirming
All the ways I’m too fat and can allow
An avalanche of thoughts to pour down
On me more than the water from
The shower-head. My body is
Experiencing all the amazing sensations
Like water running down the small
Of my back, shampoo tingling my scalp,
The soap cleaning and rejuvenating
My senses; but instead of being aware
Of all the truly amazing senses, I’m
Stuck inside my mind believing
A thought. What hell!
On the other hand, I can have
The same thought that my belly
Is too fat but I can question that
Thought differently. Am I perfect?
Yes! Is LIFE perfect? Yes! Do I
Love myself? Yes, I am LOVE! The
Reality is my belly is the size it is
Right this very second. My belly
Is perfect. It is LOVE. It is LIFE. So
I let that cloud (thought) float on
By since it wasn’t truth, it didn’t
Serve me or LIFE. I then step into
The shower and experience a
Multitude of sensations thanks to
Being aware and present. Do you
Know how I know my belly size is
Perfect? Because that’s the size
It is right now. Just as the clouds
That blocked our view of the sun
This morning were perfect;
You are perfect!
I am perfect!
The world is perfect!
Peace my friends!