April 7, 2006

Oneness

Perception shifts, discovering
liberation is all there is.
Oneness is apparent,
not from something gained,
but from something lost.
Suddenly seeing,
falling away from seeking,
Oneness is being this...
only just this.

No effort, no doing,
all is simply aliveness, oneness, being.
Neither taught nor achieved,
resisting oneness is oneness resisting,
seeking oneness is oneness seeking itself.

The drama we call life,
is the drama of oneness looking for itself,
all desire is the longing for oneness.

8 comments:

isaiah said...

"Perception shifts, discovering
liberation is all there is."

Funny how we don't allow ourselves liberation- we do the opposite, judge our situations, compare ourselves to others, and limit our searching to 'out ther' and then wonder why we aren't happy.

"All desire is the longing for oneness".... ah, yes! Our ears are open!

Akilesh said...

How is freshness shared? How is inspiration transmitted? Poet, you show us. Here in cyberspace, you show it.

With gratitude,

Aki

Meredith said...

Tommy and Aki, thank you, my dear friends.

Tommy, you key in on liberation with the words open and allow. We learn that we can allow; we can open to what is, let go of that which we cling to, and allow a graceful merging with Presence. This is so freeing.

anonymous julie said...

Perception shifts... I'm having visions of taking a corner hard in my car, once the roof's warmed up, and having a bunch of ice slide sideways off the top.

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This is what is left, when I manage simply to be.

You guys are beautiful. :-)

Rick said...

Something to meditat on tonight as I drift off to sleep.

Beautiful as always.

"James" said...

"The drama we call life,
is the drama of oneness looking for itself,
all desire is the longing for oneness."

This is great. I often like to say that the vast diversity of existence is the Infinite Consciousness experiencing itself in Infinite ways.

Meredith said...

Thank you Tommy, Aki, Rick, Julie, and James.

With no shift in perception, I see that I have so many beautiful friends here. With a shift, I recognize, as Aki recently suggested, that “it only looks like there are separate beautiful friends interacting and many things happening, but there is only one thing happening, one Self being, and we are that Oneness. We enjoy the manifestation of oneness in all its many forms, this blog for example; all the posts and comments etc. But this is only the form, and there are so many varied forms arising out of our silent being and subsiding back into the stillness that we are.”

So exactly: we are this "vast diversity of existence (that) is the Infinite Consciousness experiencing itself in Infinite ways."

Travis Jay Morgan said...

Empty of even emptiness...