The Power of Acceptance

Don’t try to fight fire with fire,
You will only get burned.
Don’t try to fight darkness with darkness,
You will only become afraid and confused.
Don’t add more unconsciousness to the unconsciousness in the world,
You will only forget who you are.

Pour the water of love onto the fires of hate,
Bring the light of wisdom into the darkness of ignorance,
Bring your conscious awareness into the unconsciousness of the world.

When you resist evil in others,
You only strengthen the evil in yourself.
Yielding is strength;
You gain power by accepting what is.

Why?
Because non-resistance frees you from the ego.
Ego-The source of all evil, and the cause of all weakness.

When you’re not resisting evil,
You are rising above it.
Seeing through the illusion of evil,
You behold the light of oneness.

©2017 by Awakening Wisdom Light

Within War, There is Peace

“One man believes he is the slayer, another believes he is the slain.  Both are ignorant; there is neither slayer nor slain.  You were never born; you will never die.  You have never changed; you can never change.  Unborn, eternal, immutable, immemorial, you do not die when the body dies.  Realizing that which is indestructible, eternal, unborn, and unchanging, how can you slay or cause another to slay?”

Bhagavad Gita

Chapter Two verse 19 through 21

The Path to Peace

“The Tao never does anything, yet through it all things are done.  If powerful men and women could center themselves in it, the whole world would be transformed, by itself, in its natural rhythms.  People would be content with their simple every day lives,  and harmony, and free of desire.  When there is no desire, all things are at peace.”

Tao te Ching verse 37

Translation by Stephen Mitchell

What a Miracle

What a miracle
Beautiful sunlight
Trees and grass
Air to breathe

How amazing we are living
On such an oasis
A paradise among the stars
And we don’t even realize…

©2016 by Awakening Wisdom Light

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Quiet

Quiet
Peace inside
Love
For this world, and for everyone in it
Energy
Vibrating across the universe
Welcome home

©2016 by Awakening Wisdom Light

I Can See A New Day

I long for the day
When tears no longer fall from your eyes
When pain is no longer the song of your heart

I look forward to a time
When heartache is spent
When sadness is released

I can see a new day
With bright shining eyes
With a free and open heart

In my heart of hearts
I want to know what lies on the other side
For you and me
For all of us

A light beyond light
A hope beyond hope
Never dreamed of before

©2016 by Awakening Wisdom Light

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A Moment

Sunlight filters through the branches
The wind blows softly
Leaves fall quietly to the ground
In their own time

Everything is complete

©2016 by Awakening Wisdom Light

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This Time of Year

This time of year
The beginning of quiet
Feeling of change
Your colors are so vibrant
So varied
This gold is not coveted
But it is priceless
This is a beautiful, magical world
A presence is awakening
Look at the beauty when no one is looking
What a beautiful space for beauty

©2016 by Awakening Wisdom Light

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True Freedom

“If you wish to see the truth, then hold no opinions for or against anything. To set up what you like against what you dislike is the disease of the mind.”

Hsin Hsin Ming

By Seng-Ts’an

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Seek The Light of Consciousness

“You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. Whoever walks in the dark does not know where they are going. Believe in the light while you have the light, so that you may become children of light.”

John 12:35-36 New International Version