SuZen has a new 2012/spiritual blog for your enjoyment. Here’s one article from it.
Waking Up in an Insane World
The Ineffable Mystery of Being
Rob Matthews, http://emergeandsee.blogspot.ca/
What I have discovered through my spiritual practice is an increasing self-intimacy. ..a sense of authenticity and real-ness, that has become the cornerstone of my daily life. I cannot imagine how I could have lived without this living presence and sense of emerging fullness.
Our awareness is incredibly powerful at enabling the unveiling of ourselves, revealing a fuller picture, illuminating our experience, but only if we are willing and committed to knowing the fullness of what we are.
I find as I continue noticing and encountering this awareness in my life what comes into view is both particular and vast, discordant yet harmonious, life sustaining yet challenging and not necessarily easy. This active engagement demands my courage and honesty, this is no walk in the park.
As I continue, the sense of congruence and authenticity begins to sprout and this self-intimacy becomes the rule, in time. Although it is not as though there is one mode of being, that of self-intimacy, no, it is more like that a dance has begun.
This dance, fueled and enabled by the openness and desire of wanting to know myself, is both exhilarating and liberating and, as I develop trust in the unfolding, I soon begin to recognize that any ideas or desires for Awakening need not concern me….it no longer is of interest as my life has filled up with a delicious fragrance of authenticity.
I no longer care for anything other than supporting what has taken root within me…if the self concept or ego continues I don’t care, the teachers and teachings tell me this and that and I don’t care, life is its usual mix of struggle and strife, joy and love, and I no longer care…why would I care when I know the golden key is within? Why search for anything when the very fabric of experience is the path of unfolding. Everyday experience reveals this once we get a little more familiar with ourselves and stop trying to awaken, stop meddling with our experience long enough to notice what is.
At some stage there was a key realization, one among many, when I realized I can let go of all concepts about the teaching and just feel comfortable in everyday experience without any framework or concepts about how it ought to be. Is their a doer? Is there an ego? Is there an awakening? Are we perfect? None of these conceptual frames of reference are important. Instead I relax and notice that all that stuff is just ideas about…about the ineffable mystery of being.
~ Rob Matthews
Other new 2012 blogs:
SpeakThink.com at http://speakthink.com/
Spiritual Transition at http://007blueray.wordpress.com/