Yesterday, I posted here about the profound experience of a soft gaze, a Peace Gaze. So moved was I by my recent experience of just such a gaze, only a few moments long, that I posted about it at my other blog, Longings Enchantments and Sacred Space.
Today, I wish to share [...]
Have you ever looked softly, yet deeply into the eyes of another person? And have you ever done it while holding yourself in a state of peace, joy and openness, which is really the state of love?
‘Peace Gazing’ is something that I invite people to engage in during certain meditation practices. For one [...]
What draws me closer to you?
Or am I afraid to get too close?
What allows me to enjoy your being?
Or do I believe that I cannot afford such luxury?
Or that there are others more deserving of my time and attention?
Or that I cannot possibly enjoy your being when it is so different to my being, my [...]
If there is any lover in the world, 0 Muslim, it is I.
If there is any believer, infidel, or Christian hermit, it is I.
The wine, the cup-bearer, the musician, the instrument and the music,
The beloved, the candle, the liquor and the inebriation, it is I.
The seventy-two religious sects in the world
Do not really exist;
I swear [...]
I am the 12 year old girl, refugee on a small boat
who throws herself into the ocean after being raped by a sea pirate
and I am the pirate, my heart not yet capable of seeing and loving.
Thich Nhat Hanh from http://desertrosepress.com/Detailed/35.html
The truth of our interconnectedness or interbeing, as the Buddhist monk, scholar, poet and peace [...]