I once offered a gift of immeasurable value to me, and it also asked of me to break a law in accepting it. I did take the gift, broke a law, and through the nature of goodness, was able to resolve the issue before it came to pass, somewhat magically I will say, and all turned out well for everyone involved. Jesus might have said it this way, "laws were made for man, not man for laws".
This is very much a profound concept, one that has cosmic implications. I see the concept of separation as a fundamental piece of this puzzle, as in "I am separate" from the whole through my belief in my "private" inner life. Yet I strive daily to erase the "separation" out there. Hmmmmm....
There is a part of all of us that is stillness. Deep inside, in-between our cells, atoms, and physical matter, and hovering at the edge of our skin. It is a deep alive stillness that is untouched by circumstance. It is like a flame that does not flicker in the wind. It is still, aware, at peace, observing, but not influenced. One teacher I follow calls it the indestructible core. Because it is infinite and never dies. It is You. When I get into that place, through meditation or prayer, or "dropping in", I Trust. Trust just emerges. It is self-evident. It is the wisest part of me knowing how and what to trust, and where to put my energy into action next. May all beings know happiness and freedom. xo
On Oct 17, 2021 David Durovy wrote on Half A Pomegranate, by Brian Conroy: