The quiet threshold across which life awaits us is real for me. I don' know what to call Life, so I'll call it Ultimate Being, which is for me the Ground out of which the hustle and bustle, the ups and downs, the pains and joys of this earthly reality emerge. Ultimate Being is hidden in the open. We certainly don't have to die in this life to be aware of it and get glimpses of it. I don't know how my awareness of what Nepo calls the threshold and beyond happened, but I began being aware of it probably 25 years ago, and my awareness has grown over the years. I've come to more and more often be living in this worldly reality and be not of it. I believe there is a tug and pull, a tension, of everything. I don't think that is a problem. What helps me accept it is believing all is one, is of one Source, expressed in a zillion different forms, and tug and pull is how existence is.
On May 21, 2022 David Doane wrote :