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    On Apr 23, 2014 rajesh wrote:

     Please help me understand this passage better. For example: "Your life hangs precariously in the balance, teetering between a state of unconscious sleepwalking and eyes-wide-open spiritual enlightenment." I believe i am on a journey from somewhat darker to somewhat brighter. I don't understand this teetering nor hanging precariously.

    I also believe that this journey may not be all stillness, it might also be in doing, in constant motion (not agitation, but deliberate, slow action) - one step, one prayer at at time.

    And i am not sure of: "awaken to being or sleep an endless sleep." I accept my 'being' and am happy to awaken. But this life has also some meaning and is part of the awakening. To me, it might not be an endless sleep or a full awakening, but somewhere in the middle. It is a mystery and most likely will remain a mystery after all.

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    On Apr 23, 2014 Conrad P Pritscher wrote:

    Deliberate, slow, mindful action, I believe is a kind of stillness he is talking about.

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    On Apr 24, 2014 harmony1 wrote:

     Hello Rajesh, Essentially I gathered the most simple yet meaning-filled message from this: It is the complete awareness,awakening and surrender to Love within. From Love, we are at peace(or stillness) and contentment. From Love, we perceive our self and others with compassion, wholeness, and with the light of truth. From Love, we are complete. For it is love that completes us. It is the core and very essence of our being; for it is always there.  Eternally fixed and unmoved. It is within and forever abiding.

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    On Apr 24, 2014 A sister wrote:

     Today, in the still/quiet time after communion, I repeated, "I love you . . . I love you . . . I love you . . . " (in the hope, one would reach you).  Still having Jesus on my tongue, I believe these words came from the both of us.

    God is Love.  Love is God.  I love you!

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    On Apr 25, 2014 rajesh wrote:

    Thank you all for your thoughts and love.

    While we can always distil a message that resonates with us from any of the readings or simplify to one idea, lately i have been trying to understand the author's (or translator's) choice of words and maybe a deeper or different intent and meaning. Sometimes its not easy (often its an excerpt that does not stand well in isolation).

    This passage's words really hit me, as they were different from previous readings and experience: "precariously", "teetering". I wonder what the intent was; this passage has an urgency and a dark side that i have not seen before. I have always assumed that moving towards light was not easily reversible and if one got close to the ultimate state of 'being' one was in a safer zone.

    Thanks for your responses and support.

    With metta,

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    On Apr 25, 2014 harmony1 wrote:

    Thank You Rajesh,  Regarding the "precariously" and "teetering"  words. Perhaps the author was trying to convey the message of carefulness and of the importance of having both awareness and vigilance while on the path. In other words, being ever mindful of distraction, layers of influence, or pseudo-"brass rings" which may inhibit growth and surrender to the ever abiding Truth and Light within us-the authentic brass ring. :)

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    On Apr 25, 2014 LFMe wrote:

     In medicine, to isolate is to set apart to either keep something/someone from contamination OR to keep something/ someone from contamination (Giving/Receiving).
    Isolation is not a state one should REMAIN IN unnecessarily.  By isolating anything/one, something else then gets magnified and becomes unhealthy.  
    I am thankful for my job, it takes me out of my self-imposed isolation.
    i am thankful for my dog, he takes me from my self-imposed isolation.
    i am thankful for my husband, he asked for my life 04/28/84 - until death, and God ordained marriage for man NOT to alone/isolated.
    I am thankful for Aunt Delphine, who I now am off to check on (she had a wonderful Easter with us but when back at her home on Monday suffered a TIA), God gives us each other to keep us from isolation.

    There is a time and a place for everything . . . We should not isolate ourselves from truth . . .  We have to break uncomfortable barriers we've created.
    In the Name of Jesus, we need come out of our tombs.

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    On Apr 25, 2014 rajesh wrote:

     Oh! i so much more resonate with the words: "awareness" and "vigilance" than "hang precariously" and "teetering" even though my English teacher would say that it was too much a stretch of the imagination to consider them synonymous :) Thank you @harmony1

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    On Apr 25, 2014 Harmony1 wrote:

     You're welcome Rajesh :)  Blessings.

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