Had a dream last night with my father in it. I was listening to a lecture of his on a cassette tape and remembered how surprising his conclusions always were. I thought to myself ‘wow’ this is what an awakened person sounds like… When I woke up I remembered that when the Gods speak through us we are something and when ‘we’ speak we are nothing.
Even at my very best and even with my wit and memory and brilliance I am only a shell.
What makes a difference about me, what inspires others, what lights up the world is all God.
To think: no matter how I enhance my kabuki no matter how well I dress up my doll, she will still only ever be a stylish shell.
What makes anyone beautiful is only ever God. Is only ever light.
We are not beautiful, we can only ever be good conduits. Today is an ode to real beauty. To live a life where one buys designer handbags and real estate is a harder spiritual journey because you always need to pinch yourself and say, “I love all this but it isn’t it”. One must, to do both, be very conscious and careful. This post is about the level of humility we must take on to truly surprise ourselves and others. We are never surprised by our dumb machines. We are only ever surprised by God. You wanna do something that surprises you? You will have to disappear and let it appear from within you. You will never surprise you. Only the higher can surprise and delight us.
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