So, is there a stream of consciousness, of awakening? Would all who sat beside it or sipped from it become enlightened? Could it be that easy?
The mystic poets, i.e. Rumi, Hafiz, Lalla, Gibran, Blake, Miribai and more, appear to have drunk from the stream of consciousness.
I wonder what has to be surrendered in order to sip this divine nectar? Any ideas?
“There is only one sunrise a day.
In your sleep you see many shapes and people.
When you wake, you see nothing.
Close those eyes and open these eyes.”
Realistically, can you do that…see through your dreamer’s eyes? At least some of the time?
This one rings true because I’ve had some experience with it and I have talked with others who practice gratitude. Even in troubled times, they look for something to be grateful for.
from Rumi (again):
“Flying toward thankfulness, you become
the rare bird with one wing made of fear,
and one of hope. “
I also appreciate this poem by Hafiz.
Don’t surrender your loneliness
Let it cut more deep.
Let it ferment and season you
As few human
Or even divine ingredients can.
Something missing in my heart tonight
Has made my eyes so soft,
My need of God
Have you thought of loneliness as a doorway to the divine? I’ve had the experience of being deeply with my loneliness. And then, slipping into the place of reflecting on the loneliness that is pervasive across our planet. A connection was then established with all who experience loneliness. I was less alone.
What’s it like for you when you visit this deeper Stream of Consciousness (Awakening)?
Tell me…don’t be shy. We’re more connected than we realize.