Sunday, 3 December 2006
I saw the perfection that Life is for the first time in 2000. But this does not mean that I can see it all the time. I wish I could! Most of the time I have to do it with memories. That means that, although I can not see the perfection in the moment, I try to trust my memories of earlier insights and act upon these memories in stead of the thoughts that my mind produces in that moment. If I remember myself at all. When I imagine how life would be if I saw the perfection all the time in everything, I know that I am not even a beginner in this Love-relation with Life. But if I think of where I came from, I have made incredible progress.
I don’t know how many people ever achieved to live in perfect harmony all the time. I know that several people made such claims in books, but I have never met any of such people. In fact, most of the people that I meet don’t even believe or understand what I am trying to tell here. But I do expect that there are a few people who achieved this state of Unconditional Love, but it seems to me that most of the people who deal with these matters are very much like you and me.
I don’t like all the teachings, workshops, courses and other methods that are supposed to open up peoples eyes to the perfection of Life. I can’t help but thinking that both the seeking and the teaching has become a way of life for many people. I don’t think that will ever work. It is another vicious circle in which the mind keeps its illusion intact. But the mind is the wall that separates us from the Truth. The mind has to cease its attempts to control Life. There is no secret territory that has to be discovered or conquered. Only the wall has to be brought down. I have no idea how this can be done. I think that Life is taking care of this in its own mysterious ways, which is unique for every one of us. There is nothing we can do but let it happen.
While I write this text I hear fragments of pop songs in y mind all the time: Let it be, Bring back the memories, There’s always something there to remind me, The Wall, The Happening, etcetera. I don’t like to interrupt the story all the time with fragments of song lyrics, but maybe I should, because that is the whole idea behind this story: we are constantly reminded of the highest Truths about Life through the songs we hear, either out of speakers or in our head. There is a message in our music. Music is the key to great insights and wisdom. Just try this: walk to your CD-collection, pick out your favourite CD and read the song titles as if they were words of wisdom from a guy like Buddha or Jesus.
One of my favourite lyrics is “*The Happening*”, written for The Supremes. And you can take almost any song on a Greatest Hits album by The Supremes: it are better teachings than you get from most so called spirituals teachers. It is not by coincidence called Soul music!