I have been thinking a lot these days about interpersonal encounter. Each one is an opportunity for self discovery. When we begin to have the desire to grow in consciousness, relationships take on a different meaning and it seems, suddenly present new challenges. If they are to be retained, it then takes courage and raw honesty, both with ourselves and another, in order to communicate deeply. Often we have to be able to admit to our humanity, to having thoughts and feelings that are, well.... just not very generous, or secure. And the other has to hear this without judgement and not assign blame or shame or become reactive. This level of exchange is only for the Warrior: it is not found on the "ordinary" path of anger, retaliation and revenge. The "war" is against all within us that blocks the light of peace, understanding and compassion. It is only with this light that we can truly see the other as us, I as You, and us both as God. Humeehum, brahm hum. This is why we HAVE each other: to learn the lessons of love, to experience in some small measure the infinite love of the Divine. Surely Love's lessons are not always easy, surely not for the faint of heart, but striving to learn them is the most beautiful effort of our time here on earth. Let me not suffer; let me not cause others to suffer; make me an instrument of Your peace (thank you, beloved St. Francis of Assisi for those last words-and here are a few pictures from our visit to Assisi a little over a year ago). Siri Amrita Kaur
I am a field of awareness. Any thing beyond that is identification with form...