Expectation

When we decide
what our destination is
could we be wrong?
Who is deciding?
What is a destination?

When we stop and feel
what the inner guide tells us
about a direction we can take,

Can we then feel the aliveness,
the unexpectednesss, the unknown,
the adventure, the spontaneity,
the openess, the playfulness?

Expectation of an outcome
is wanting the outcome to happen.

To take one step
in a direction
makes that step
the most important thing
there is
in our life

And then we feel
that the journey of life
is just
one
step …

Manifesto for you

Beloved,
What I want to create with me and you and in me and you is a space where there is no male or female, where there is being conscious of the deeper inner dimension we all carry, a space where there is a safe and loving space where we can look at our conditioning, a place where tears can cleanse our cheeks and heal the wounds, a place where all is welcomed and all is embraced, a place where we can finally come home …

Judging

If I don’t judge
I can not see the world
Every word I use
is a judgment

We were taught
that we should not judge
And what are we doing all day long?
Right, judging.

In spiritual circles
they tell us
that you don’t judge anymore
when you are ‘spiritual mature enough’

And what do we do?
Right, we judge.

Who is judging what is spiritual and what is not?
Is not-judging of a higher spiritual order than judging?

When you yourself ‘don’t judge anymore’
then how would you know that ‘the other one still judges’?

Every judgment is God, Consciousness
disguised as judgment
helping you to see You

So wonderful that I judge
So wonderful that you judge
and that we use and investigate
and don’t believe those judgments any more …

Listen

When there is no “I” who listens
there is no “I” who reacts
Then there is only: listening

What a precious enormous gift
to the other
to yourself

Deep listening is the kind of listening that can help relieve the suffering of another person. You can call it compassionate listening. You listen with only one purpose: to help him or her to empty his heart. Even if he says things that are full of wrong perceptions, full of bitterness, you are still capable of continuing to listen with compassion. Because you know that listening like that, you give that person a chance to suffer less. If you want to help him to correct his perception, you wait for another time. For now, you don’t interrupt. You don’t argue. If you do, he loses his chance. You just listen with compassion and help him to suffer less. One hour like that can bring transformation and healing.

~Thich Nhat Hanh

Natural

It is natural to love, to speak the truth, to be honest, to be still, to be in connection, to be in nature.

It is natural to be willing to meet everything and face what is in front of you.

It is natural to know your true nature, to live in That and out of That what you really are.

Living something else than love, truth, integrity, honesty, silence, connection, nature, hurts.

I meet you where you are, carefully take you by the hand and lead you gently, almost without you noticing, to what lies waiting in you:
love
truth
integrity
honesty
connection
silence
your true nature

And then suddenly you find
that you, the Light in you,
guided you to You.

What an inexpressible blessing …

Learning

How can you not do
what you are doing
in this moment?

How could you not do
what you did
in the past?

How did you learn
of what you did
in the past?

How does what you did
in the past
shape your future?

We do what we do. We fall and stand up and will probably do it differently the next time. Falling down is not bad and getting up is not good. Falling is falling and getting up is getting up. Falling can only exist because of getting up. Getting up only exists because of falling down.

You can not do only the getting up because then falling down would not exist. The one is there and the other is there. That is called: duality. This is not good or bad and that is not good or bad. Both are polarities on the line that binds them together. When does falling down becomes getting up? And when does getting up becomes falling down?

Form and emptiness, love and fear, presence and absence: the one exists thanks to the other and the other exists thanks to the one. Duality is like a song; sung for the One. The One that has no opposite. In That everything exists. And That has no name …