The Lowliest Grasshoppers — 02.13.09

 

Guiding Thought

The purpose of Life for all beings is to experience happiness, peace, contentment, and safety, Knowing the Oneness and Immortality of the Divine Self. Such Knowledge is beyond speech, beyond thought; it is found in the depths of the heart where communion (co-union) with All is reality. I bring the unifying force within my heart to all people and experiences and thus Know myself as the happiness, peace, contentment, and safety I Am.

Reflection
Steve

Non- duality is not a thought. It is an experience of the heart. All beings want happiness, peace, contentment, safety. Even the lowliest grasshoppers of the world want to survive, to be safe. I see this everyday with our cat (his name is Red). This is a being with wants and needs so similar to mine; to be fed, to be held, to have a warm safe place to sleep.  While animals may live in a different realm than humans (according to Buddhist thoughts), in the Oneness of the Divine self, we are all connected, and want the same things. The desire for these things crosses all the realms,

When I am at Peace, it spreads to those around me. Likewise, when I am angry, it spreads to those around me, to the humans, cats, and dogs too. That is why it is so important to create and be with others who also foster their inner peace and unity with our Divine One. This does not mean it is always soft and quiet, or that we should run away to a quiet cave somewhere. It simply means that I bring my internal happiness and peace with me wherever I go.

 

You Are Safe

May you be safe, little one

In the arms of God

May you be safe, little one

In the world above

May you be safe, little one

Surrounded by Love

May you be safe, little one

Wherever you are.

~Steve G. Wallace

3 thoughts on “The Lowliest Grasshoppers — 02.13.09

  1. The purpose of Life for all beings is to experience happiness, peace, contentment, and safety, Knowing the Oneness and Immortality of the Divine Self. Such Knowledge is beyond speech, beyond thought; it is found in the depths of the heart where communion (co-union) with All is reality. I bring the unifying force within my heart to all people and experiences and thus Know myself as the happiness, peace, contentment, and safety I Am.

    Reflection

    Q: How do I get to the point of happiness, peace, contentment, and safety in my life?
    A: By bringing the unifying force within my heart to all people and experiences.

    Q: How does that work?
    A: Because it is within my heart (its depths) where I commune with God, which is All of reality. God is Oneness, Eternal, and Infinite; in my heart-space, I experience those qualities within myself, recognizing myself AS those qualities. I “possess” those qualities; “I” have those qualities; those qualities are “mine”. Eternal and Infinite Oneness become part of my self-identity that I consciously embrace.

    Q: Why does this work?
    A: The quality of Oneness applies to All Beings. If I am One, then you are One, and they are One, and We are One. This is why it’s a “unifying force”. As One, we all want the same thing, which is to Know our Oneness (“Knowing the Oneness and Immortality of the Divine Self”). It is in this Knowing where we experience happiness, peace, contentment, and safety.

    Happiness, peace, contentment, and safety are not the “goal”. Knowing our Oneness is the goal–becoming conscious of the Oneness of BEing is the goal. Happiness, peace, contentment, and safety are the by-products of Knowing ourselves as we ARE.

    Sat: Truth. The Truth of our existence. The Truth of All’s Existence: Oneness.
    Chit: Existence. Being. Pure Consciousness of the One, Eternal, Infinite Self.
    Ananda: Joy! Bliss! Peace! Contentment! Safety! The by-products of Knowing ourselves as we Are.

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  2. Day 9 Peace – Mary

    Oh how I wish some days I had a magic wand that I could wave at others to help them “get” that “the purpose of Life for all beings is to experience happiness, peace, contentment and safety.” I know a few people who it appears aren’t happy unless they have things to complain about. So I get to look inside myself and ask the question “who am I?” Who am I to presume I know what happiness is to any other person. I can only see this world through my own experiences, my own values, my own choices, my own definitions and filters. And the Divine knows, I’m likely to be way off target, even in terms of what constitutes my own happiness. So, I do my best to look deeper, to see if I can find some common ground, some communion (co-union) in the midst of yet another conundrum. What I find is a state for which I have no words. As the Guiding Thought indicates, I find a state “beyond speech, beyond thought”. I come to a recent quote I saw: “A satisfied life is better than a successful life. Because our success is measured by others, but our satisfaction is measured by our own soul, mind and heart.”** And I find myself satisfied with that glimpse of the happiness I know myself to be.

    **I’d like to give proper credit to the origin of this quote, but was unable to identify where it originated.

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  3. Journey of Peace – Day 9 – Lita
    The purpose of Life for all beings…
    I am doing my best to find my heart today. I have been on the road all day, traveling with my husband. We have finally arrived at base, for tomorrow we participate in a 10K walk across the Columbia River in Astoria, Oregon. Our journey has been lovely. My challenge has been finding the time to write and deal with the technical challenges of the computer and internet. This is my second attempt at posting.
    Well, I am here now (again) and ready to attend to my heart. There are numerous means of access. I know this because I am a collector of ideas and such. The ways are quite simple and follow the formula of physical awareness of the heart accompanied by breath, visualization, and a word or two (mantra) perhaps, oh and time too.
    What I find interesting is that the way beyond words and thoughts is “through”; it does not involve escape or flight from the body. When I drop into my heart, my breath slows and deepens; my shoulders drop; I am more relaxed and become aware of my internal/subtle space. Even the chatter of my mind slows and stops. There are a host of neurophysiological responses too, but that juicy conversation will have to wait.
    This body of mine is a vehicle of access to Oneness/Divine. What a simple, simple gift.

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