November 11, 2007

On-Line at the Nameless Cafe

Siting here at the Nameless, sun streaming in the windows, chatting with God on the laptop, love wordlessly pointing out how sweet the music is, how exquisitely enchanting the light. As the sun caresses the table it brings out the deep red and gold hues in the wood. How many conversations at this table? How many cups of coffee or tea? How many stories? I watch the light move slowly across the room. The pace is slow here at the Nameless this morning. Relaxed. The atmosphere settled. Sunday morning, but really, in here, it feels like eternity - a sweet, settled eternity. Everyone here is finding their way, in their own time and season. While they patiently wait for God, they drink coffee and tea. The waitress brings plates of warm goodies. When things settle, an easy loving-kindness emerges. I look around and find nothing sacred. Then again, there is nothing ordinary here either.

God just popped up! Since I had a good connection, I took the liberty of asking that ageless question, "Who or what are you?" The Beloved's reply: "I don't know."

I wrote back, "I knew it!" and we both had a good laugh at my choice of words.

Then, silence. You know, that still, silent, warm Presence that is so...

so...

... Beloved

4 comments:

Chodpa said...

I took the liberty of asking that ageless question, "Who or what are you?" The Beloved's reply: "I don't know."

- this made me smile :-)

When practising Mahamudra, I ask 'who am I?' or suchlike, and what comes back? Silence, and not-knowing. I open and listen, and actually find nothing whatsoever to grasp (or name).

Utterly, utterly ineffable.

thanks for sharing Meredith

(sounds like a nice cafe ;-)

Meredith said...

Delightful to hear from you, dear Chodpa.

"Mahamudra, great symbol: "Wherever you turn is God's Face." and actually find nothing whatsoever to grasp (or name). Utterly, utterly ineffable. This Face, utterly ineffable, like love in the air."
~J

gratefulbear said...

Beautiful!

~ Grateful Bear

Chodpa said...

Delightful to catch up with you again, after what appears to be a break .... but really, no break :-)

best wishes to you ...