What does this mean? “Existence is One. All division is in the mind.”

The mystics have been saying it for ages:
“Existence is One. All division is in the mind.”
So the MIND gives us the ILLUSION that we are separate!
And if we are exploring this with the mind, we are certain to find objection to the idea that we are NOT separate!
It is those rare moments – gifts from existence – when the curtain parts and reveals for a fraction of a second the truth of the ONE, that can give us the support needed to keep the inquiry going!
That fleeting awareness can only be invited, and meditation is the key.
Love…

What On Earth Am I Doing?

Once in a while, my parents would ask me, “What on earth are you doing?”
Good question!! Here is one possible answer:
I am a part of the course “Earth 101.” The world is my school. I have looked around and experienced what most of its teachers (including family, friends, and and everyone else) teach. The curriculum is full of lessons that attempt to teach me that “I am what I am not.”
The mystics – who are the emeritus faculty members – act as mirrors for me…to experience this curriculum as it is and what I have accepted from it, and to experience my REAL nature.
So I am here in Earth 101 to learn the truth of who I really am. Anything less will only perpetuate a fraud, a deception. And whether I learn it or not is up to me….

Everybody Wants to…But Nobody Wants to!

I’ve started writing and accumulating all the “Everybody wants to but nobody wants to” sayings! Here’s what I’ve got so far:

Everybody wants to live a long life, but nobody wants to grow old.

Everybody wants to have lots of money, but nobody wants to really work for it.

Everybody wants to own the results but nobody wants to own the process.

Everybody wants to share their ideas but nobody wants to implement them.

Everybody wants to make their relationships work but nobody wants to change.

Everybody wants control but nobody wants responsibility.

Everybody wants to change the world but nobody wants to change.

Everybody wants choices but nobody wants to make choices.

Everybody wants to get great service but nobody wants to pay for it.

Everybody wants to be somebody but nobody wants to be themselves.

Everybody wants to be told the truth but nobody wants to tell the truth.

Everybody wants to be told the truth but nobody wants to hear the truth.

Everybody wants to do something to help but nobody wants to be the first.

Everybody wants to get an “A” but nobody wants to study.

Everybody wants to lose weight but nobody wants to exercise and eat less.

Everybody wants a harvest but nobody wants to hoe.

Everybody wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die.

Everyone wants to be accepted for who they are but nobody wants to accept others for who they are.

Send me any others that you have!

Thanks,

Subhan

What’s REALLY “Out There?”

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it”
Charles R. Swindoll

I keep experiencing that life is so little what is “out there” and so much what is inside the mind! It’s like looking at life through filters, and filters upon filters. And then, every once in a while, the filters fall, and something unexplainable, something beyond words, becomes the real. And what follows is the expansive feeling of gratitude…