November 3, 2006

Draw Closer into the Dance of Life

Recently Isaiah shared this:
"Our life and death are the same thing. When we realize this fact we have no fear of death anymore, and we have no actual difficulty in our life."
In this realization we can become more humane and compassionate rather than less and draw closer into the dance of life. We can become free to embrace our human element, while at the same time be the witness too. As we witness, we also rest in the words of Maharshi:

"The realized person weeps with the weeping,
laughs with the laughing,
plays with the playful,
sings with those who sing,
keeping time with the song...
What does he lose?"

Thank you, dear friend. You are a tremendous inspiration to many.


isaiah said...

Oh, but thanks to Kathleen at ineffable bliss for turning me on to the Maharshi quote..and Dan at Anonymous Dharma for his devotion to Maharshi...and to Suzuki Roshi for lessons on the beginner's mind...and you, M & Aki- It seems we find that with simple awareness...we each complete the other :)

Meredith said...

Tommy, so true. So true. I am immensely grateful to you, and our blog friends, for the continuing encouragement and inspiraton that is so generously shared in this venue.

A few months ago, I was about to end this blog, thinking it had lost its juice. Just then, you said something about the the gift we offer one another in our sharing. I see that it is true. Day in and out, I see that this is true.

So I continue, with a full heart and huge gratitude to all the fine teachers I have met here...
Big love ~