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Admit It and Change Everything

by Rumi


Define and narrow me, you starve yourself of yourself.
Nail me down in a box of cold words, that box is your coffin.
I do not know who I am.
I am in astounded lucid confusion.

I am not a Christian, I am not a Jew, I am not a Zoroastrian,
And I am not even a Muslim.
I do not belong to the land, or to any known or unknown sea.
Nature cannot own or claim me, nor can heaven,

Nor can India, China, Bulgaria,
My birthplace is placelessness,
My sign to have and give no sign.
You say you see my mouth, ears, eyes, nose - they are not mine.

I am the life of life.
I am that cat, this stone, no one.
I have thrown duality away like an old dishrag,
I see and know all times and worlds,

As one, one, always one.
So what do I have to do to get you to admit who is speaking?
Admit it and change everything!
This is your own voice echoing off the walls of God.

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Comment by ancestralblue on February 17, 2012 at 9:16am

Yup...

Comment by Sunmover on February 16, 2012 at 5:31pm

hahaha...those magnetizing moments are only when there is something else to learn....and we truly are blessed!

Comment by ancestralblue on February 16, 2012 at 5:16pm

Uhhhh...yup!

   It's all about the questions that lead us into a doorway that we can then choose to go through... or not.  Really...nothing else truly matters.

  That's the treasure of the trip and what we come here for.

  So for all of the stuff that we think is coming from the outside...well...those are nothing but magnetized opportunities  that we provide through our feeling self to expand and evolve.

  That's where elements of our personality go through their changes either for the positive or the negative.

   God bless us every one...We're all part of that program.

  

   Got to remember that when I'm caught up in magnetizing.

Comment by Sunmover on February 16, 2012 at 4:32pm

It truly is an adventure we may only realise in hindsight after the dark night of the soul when we may rage against the fates for what we find happening in our life......hahahaha  It is so good to come through on the other side and no matter how much I feel I was always the same me, in no way can that be true with what I know now about life and myself that i didn't know when much younger...

“The personality is seldom, in the beginning, what it will be later on. For this reason the possibility of enlarging it exists, at least during the first half of life. The enlargement may be affected through an accretion from without, by new vital contents finding their way into the personality from outside and being assimilated. In this way a considerable increase in personality may be experienced.
We therefore tend to assume that this increase comes only from without, thus justifying the prejudice that one becomes a personality by stuffing into oneself as much as possible from outside. But the more assiduously we follow this recipe, and the more stubbornly we believe that all increase has to come from without, the greater becomes our inner poverty. Therefore, if some great idea takes hold of us from outside, we must understand that it takes hold of us only because something in us responds to it and goes out to meet it. Richness of mind consists in mental receptivity, not in the accumulation of possessions.

What comes to us from outside, and, for that matter, everything that rises up from within, can only be made our own if we are capable of an inner amplitude equal to that of the incoming content. Real increase of personality means consciousness of an enlargement that flows from inner sources. Without psychic depth we can never be adequately related to the magnitude of our object.
It has therefore been said quite truly that a man grows with the greatness of his task. But he must have within himself the capacity to grow; otherwise even the most difficult task is of no benefit to him. More likely he will be shattered by it.” Carl Jung

Comment by ancestralblue on February 16, 2012 at 9:54am

Just one more thing...That statement about the fate of man striving for what he cannot attain...Seems to me that the joy is in having the questions that motivate the search for answers. You find so many other great things in the pursuit. That in itself provides joy...it's an unexpected gift.

  Maybe that fate is about finding out so much more than the original question. Maybe that's just a ticket to the ride.

  There's so much that we'll never be able to fully understand...and for that I'm grateful.

   That's the spice of life that makes it an adventure.

Comment by ancestralblue on February 15, 2012 at 7:00pm

The Eckhart Tolle  comment is so right on!

Comment by ancestralblue on February 15, 2012 at 6:54pm

Pain is the nervous system signal that the emotions/body are out of balance. That means out of frequency. It all goes together.

   In some people their pain, becomes their central focus. It is often what produces the "poor me" or the "victim" complex. They may own it, but it's still in need of healing.

   But if it's used as Thomas Moore says below, I would think that pain is an opportunity to transcend. Part of the calcination process. Death of something old in order to birth something new.

Comment by Sunmover on February 15, 2012 at 5:43pm

"See if you can catch yourself complaining in either speech or thought, about a situation you find yourself in, what other people do or say, your surroundings, your life situation, even the weather. To complain is always nonacceptance of what is. It invariably carries an unconscious negative charge. When you complain, you make yourself a victim. Leave the situation or accept it. All else is madness."
Eckhart Tolle

Comment by Sunmover on February 15, 2012 at 4:34pm

At what point / time  do we own our pain............it doesn't mean we know how to fix it but to own it by stating what we feel instead of trying to keep it covered and hidden within where it festers and brings on more pain.

"Perhaps the dark night comes upon you from inside or outside to wake you up, to stir you and steer you toward a new life. I believe this is the message of most religions, and certainly it is the gist of Christianity and Buddhism. Your dark night may be a bardo, a period of apparent lifelessness that precedes a new birth of meaning. Maybe your dark night is a gestation, a coming into being of a level of existence you have never dreamed of. Maybe your dark night is one big ironical challenge, just the opposite of what it appears to be — not a dying, but a birthing."
Thomas Moore
 Dark Nights of the Soul
Comment by Sunmover on February 15, 2012 at 4:31pm

This is the fate of man. He must strive for that which he cannot attain. He must believe in that which he cannot prove. He must seek that which he cannot find. He must travel a road without knowing his destination. Only thus can the purpose of life be fulfilled.
For I tell you, God will not do things you are too apathetic to do for yourselves.
The Kolbrin Manuscripts

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