Thought for the day, Thursday 7th July

“This is the time of the great shaking. One of the terrible blessings of Kali Yuga is that what may be shaken falls away, so that what cannot be shaken may remain.
Our personality is shaken. Our emotions, minds, and bodies are shaken. Now, thrown back into what is never shaken, we drink from the unquenchable wellspring of pure consciousness.
Find That in you which cannot be shaken. This is the crisis, and the opportunity, of our time. The crisis is not race, or gender, or disease, or economic woe. The crisis is an invitation. An invitation to distinguish the changing from the unchanging.
In the silent core of your heart, discover the unshakeable. Discover the Self, who is uniquely your own, yet in whom we all are One. One human family, gathered round the same ancestral fire. One divine sun, with eight billion human rays. Now touch the imperishable blue sky beyond the passing clouds. You are That.
No mere belief or philosophy, this is a direct experience, attained not by science or politics, but by tapping the original Seed in the stillness of meditation. Nor is this “spiritual by-passing.” It is entering the ground, the real, the changeless, in the heart of the body.
We don’t rise to the occasion, but fall. Fall inward. Collapse. When you enter the catastrophe without resistance, you touch Being. And the most fruitful work you can do, is to Be.
Dwell in the uncertain and call it possibility. Drink from the unknown and call it wine. Savor one breath of silence through your most broken place, and call it bread. This feast is far better than a thousand right answers.
I am afraid. I am uncertain. Yet I Am. Just to Be is to be a survivor. If only for a moment, let me place no noun after the verb. Here is what the stars are singing about. Here is what the silence of boundless night is breathing. “I Am.” Here is courage. Here is the heart.”

Fred Lamotte

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